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How to achieve the SDGs by 2030 – lessons from 50 case studies

The Sustainable Development Goals risk losing momentum in 2017. To stay on track, we need to focus on what works. [more]…

Trade implications of climate policy after the Paris outcome

This issue of UNCTAD's Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics reviews the outcome of COP21 and analyses some of its possible impacts on trade. [more]…

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... [more]…

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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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]…

Haiyan is a call to action: risk must be the heart of development

'What does it mean for the international community when a country with arguably one of the most advanced risk management legislative frameworks, a committed government, significant national investment, and often deemed a success story, is unable to bot... [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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FEATURE: Music offers a breakthrough for communicating on climate change

'Music dominated the day’s discussions in several ways. First, participants shared experience on grassroots communications strategies that have changed communities’ behaviours and have led to new decisions on climate compatible development and disaster risk reduction: many of these positive experiences involved music and performance arts.'

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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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