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November podcast: Typhoon Haiyan, Warsaw climate change negotiations, budgeting in the real world

In this month's podcast we discuss what Typhoon Haiyan reveals about climate change, disaster preparedness and emergency response, assess the outcome of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, and examine budgeting in the real world. [more]…

FEATURE: Options for including community resilience in the post-2015 development goals

This paper outlines the case for including resilience in the post-2015 development goals and explores the characteristics of a resilient community. It takes stock of existing proposals for including resilience in the post-2015 framework, and makes reco... [more]…

FEATURE: Audio interviews at COP19

Recorded at COP 19 climate change conference in Warsaw, ODI's Jonathan Tanner and Sam Barnard ask delegates to reflect on the climate change negotiations and any progress made thus far. Interviews feature: Former Irish President Mary Robinson, Stacy Swann from the World Bank, and ODI's Shelagh Whitley, among many others.

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OPINION: We came to Warsaw but we did not conquer: these climate change talks are not fit for purpose

'We cannot afford the inertia on display in Warsaw. Future generations will look at images of the devastated city of Tacloban in the Philippines. They’ll look at the evidence of climate science. And they’ll ask how we allowed a generation of political leaders to stand-by and do nothing. There is an alternative. But time is running out.'

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FEATURE: ten things to know about climate finance in 2013

This infographic explores the numbers on climate finance, offering an annual analysis of data from the world’s only comprehensive public climate finance commitment tracker – Climate Funds Update. In 2013, it finds that pledges through multilateral climate funds have fallen by 71% on last year, but Europe remains a leader.

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FEATURE: Climate finance - a few fundamentals for 2013

'Developed countries have provided finance to help developing countries respond to climate change through many different channels, including dedicated multilateral climate funds. The UNFCCC COP in Warsaw this week, it is hoped, will focus political att... [more]…

FEATURE: The plumbing of adaptation finance: accountability, transparency and accessibility at the local level

'Adaptation is local but reaching the local level is not always easy. This paper explores the challenges of reaching the most vulnerable people with adaptation finance. It identifies opportunities for improvement and proposes a framework to assess deli... [more]…

OPINION: Climate talks, will the COP19 debate in Warsaw help poor countries? – podcast

In this podcast ODI's Head of Climate Change and Environment joins Guardian journalist Hugh Muir, John Vidal the Guardian's environment editor, Monica Araya a climate change specialist from Costa Rica, and Amal-Lee Amin, an associate director of the E3... [more]…

FEATURE: Mobilising international climate finance, lessons from the fast-start finance period

This report reviews donor country commitments during the 2010-12 'Fast-Start Finance' period. While donors appear to have surpassed their initial commitments, concrete comparisons are restricted by definitional and operational biases. [more]…

FEATURE: 3 lessons for long-term climate finance

'Developed countries pledged to deliver US$ 100 billion per year by 2020 to help developing nations mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Mobilizing this finance —and securing more climate finance in the future—are two topics high on the COP 19 agenda this week.'

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