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Tom Mitchell - Head of Climate Change at ODI

Tom Mitchell

Dr. Tom Mitchell is Head of Climate Change at ODI, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is also a Senior Advisor in the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, in which he oversees the research and knowledge management components. Tom is a serving IPCC WG2 Coordinating Lead Author of the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters and a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. His research is focused on climate-related disaster risk management, adaptation finance and the links between climate action and poverty reduction.



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OPINION: Failure to link up with other global agreements in 2015 could spell disaster for Sendai deal

Tom Mitchell, a member of CDKN's Network Council, is attending the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, from 14-18 March 2015. Here he outlines what a successful outcome would look like. [more]…

FEATURE: Finance debates delay progress over global disaster plan

Megan Rowling reports on some of the contentious issues surrounding the global framework for disaster risk reduction, due to be agreed in March in Sendai, Japan. [more]…

OPINION: A Step Forward? Assessing the Zero Draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Experts at the Overseas Development Institute and CDKN analyse the draft text of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and make suggestions for improvement. [more]…

OPINION: Ambitious and coherent? Reviewing the pre-zero draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

A team from ODI and CDKN respond to the Pre-Zero Draft of the post-2014 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the HFA2. [more]…

OPINION: Sticking points on the way to a new disaster reduction pact

Tom Mitchell assesses the big issues for debate at the Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. [more]…

FEATURE: Rethinking the global agreement for disaster risk reduction

As we edge closer to 2015, we have an unprecedented opportunity to lock in a favourable and multifaceted international policy landscape for tackling disaster risk worldwide. The Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo Framework for Action are due to end in 2015, says CDKN's Head of Disaster Risk Management, Dr Tom Mitchell. [more]…

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OPINION: Reforming the IPCC

Following today's publication of the first installment of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, Dr. Tom Mitchell a former co-ordinating lead author of the IPCC SREX asks ask whether the IPCC and its assessment reports are still fit-for-purpose. [more]…

REPORT: Climate resilience and disaster risk management

CDKN, in collaboration with partners across Asia, Africa and Latin America, is pleased to announce a new publication on Climate resilience and disaster risk management. It presents recent results from CDKN-supported projects to assess vulnerability and mainstream climate resilience into development planning. [more]…

OPINION: Loss and damage from climate change – will leaders respond to this present danger?

Kashmala Kakakhel, LEAD Pakistan, and Tom Mitchell and Emily Wilkinson, Overseas Development Institute explain key points emerging from recent consultations on Loss and Damage and what impact this is likely to have upon negotiations in Doha. [more]…

OPINION: We are causing our crazy weather - so now what?

CDKN's Tom Mitchell explores the implications recent improvements in climate modelling which have allowed scientists to tie weather events to climate change. [more]…

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