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ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Their mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

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  • Address: 111 Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7JD

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EVENT: Development and Climate Days 2014 at COP20

Join us at COP20 in Lima for two days of debate and dialogue, focused on bringing 'Zero Poverty, Zero Emissions, Within a Generation' within reach. We are in partnership with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Overseas Development Institute for this highly participatory event. [more...]

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Sum of parts: making the Green Climate Fund’s allocations add up to its ambition

This working paper examines the resource allocation approaches of 15 climate, environment and development funds, drawing on these experiences to understand how they might inform the design of the Green Climate Fund’s allocation system.
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FEATURE: Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives: 2013 update

This paper provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.
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More than meetings: the way forward on climate finance

‘At the COP 19 in Warsaw, Christiana Figueres sent governments back home with a command: ‘Governments, and especially developed nations, must go back to do their homework so they can put their plans on the table ahead of the Paris conference’.
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Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Prepared by experts associated with the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme for the Seventh Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 6-10 January 2014, this brief looks at disas…
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Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously

In order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This ODI report argues that the international community faces a challenge: to continue ‘feeding’ the bifurcated system or to alter and transform it
 for the better.In order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs. This ODI report argues that the international community faces a challenge: to continue ‘feeding’ the bifurcated system or to alter and transform it for the better. It recommends the establishment of a new global financing mechanism which can fund activities across the ‘emergency preparedness continuum’.
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