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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: Climate finance regional briefing, sub-Saharan Africa

Africa is the region that has contributed the least to global greenhouse gas emissions but is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. It is estimated that the total cost of Africa’s adaptation to climate change will be between $10-30 billion a year by 2030.

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FEATURE: Communicating climate change - risks, opportunities and psychology

'The science now is clear... the policy aim is to keep global average temperature rise below 2°C. End of. Unfortunately, the need to act to keep global average temperatures below this threshold has escaped recognition by the wider public, while the urgency of action has escaped the policymakers.'

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FEATURE: Finance for emergency preparedness, links to resilience

This ODI Background Note examines the concept of 'resilience' and its implications for finance for emergency preparedness. [more]…

FEATURE: How can we strengthen the transparency and effectiveness of public climate finance?

This informal event at the 2012 climate change conference in Doha (UNFCCC) provided a forum to exchange views on improving transparency and effectiveness of climate finance. [more]…

FEATURE: Coding and tracking adaptation finance - lessons and opportunities for monitoring finance across international and national scales

One of a trilogy of papers that explores the concept of ‘climate finance’ in national budgetary systems and proposes pragmatic ways forward that will strengthen the policy debate. This paper focuses on adaptation finance. View full details [more]…

Without precedent: financing climate change actions in vulnerable countries

'Whilst the international architecture needed to secure the supply of climate finance is much studied, attention is also now focusing on issues of national demand. This is not before time, as a key concern must surely be to secure more effective manage... [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: Managing the risks from climate change in Africa: the UNFCCC regional expert meeting on addressing loss and damage

Emily Wilkinson reports from the UNFCCC's Africa regional meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This meeting explored how to reduce loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. View full details [more]…

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