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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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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]…

NEWS: Progress for Climate Negotiations - in the UNFCCC and beyond

Recent global climate talks in Bonn, Germany made few headlines except for the impasse around implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet, even in the face of these doldrums, many negotiators took an optimistic long-term view – and later announcements revealed that while the UNFCCC is a vital process in its own right, it’s also one of many international platforms that could support collective climate action. CDKN’s Mairi Dupar, Global Public Affairs Coordinator, and Kiran Sura, Head of Negotiations Support, report.

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OPINION: The Doha Gateway - what just happened?

'As we take stock of achievements in Doha, there is broad recognition that the compromises reached represent incremental progress, at best.' [more]…

FEATURE: Show us the money- the Doha Gateway and climate finance

'Developing countries for their part are making some promising efforts to incorporate climate change into development... international climate finance has a crucial role to play in creating the political and economic conditions for sustained action.' [more]…

Improved integrated risk management could help address risks posed by slow-onset processes

At the 2010 United Nations climate talks, the Parties to the UNFCCC recognised the need to strengthen efforts to understand and reduce loss and damage associated with extreme weather and slow-onset events, caused by climate change. Parties requested th... [more]…

FEATURE: Sustainable energy and access to energy (9 July 2012 14:00-16:30 (GMT+00) - Round-table, London)

As part of ODI's work on Development Progress this roundtable provided an opportunity to share information and interpretations of the outcomes from Rio+20 with policy workers and practitioners, as well as to identify where there may continue to be gaps... [more]…

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