Briefing note

Integrating approaches: Sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Disasters and climate change are increasingly influencing the attainment of development objectives. This briefing paper provides an overview and key recommendations regarding sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation emissions

Contacts:
Lars Otto Naess,
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Email: l.naess@ids.ac.uk.

Morwenna Sullivan,
Action Against Hunger
Email: m.sullivan@aahuk.org.

CAPRi Policy and Research Briefs: The Role of Collective Action and Property Rights in Climate Change Strategies

CAPRi Policy and Research Brief: The Role of Collective Action and Property Rights in Climate Change Strategies discusses the importance of institutions in addressing climate change. Moreover, the brief discusses the potential for positive collective action and the intersection with property rights and climate change responses.

FAO Information Note: Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Post-Copenhagen Processes

FAO has prepared an analysis of Agriculture and the UNFCCC process in 2010. The FAO Information Note on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in the Post-Copenhagen Processes notes that while only a limited number of Non-Annex I Parties have made submissions in response to the Copenhagen Accord, the proportion of these that included agriculture may be an indicator that agriculture is likely to become an important component of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries.

A Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development - Policy Brief No. 12

UN-DESA Policy Brief features synopses of key policy analysis intended to frame issues, inform decisions and guide policy action in the economic, social and environmental arena.

This policy brief discusses what a 'Global Green New Deal' would look like. According to the brief, the Global Green New Deal (GGND) would be part of the broader counter-cyclical response to the crisis and comprise three main elements:

Multidimensional Climate Threats Require New Approaches and More Resources for Adaptation Challenge - Policy Brief No. 20

UN-DESA Policy Brief features synopses of key policy analysis intended to frame issues, inform decisions and guide policy action in the economic, social and environmental arena.

This policy brief discusses the multidimensional climate threats that require new approaches and resources to meet the adaptation challenge. The policy brief includes details on the vicious circles of poverty and climate vulnerability, discussion and water stress and the myriad of interrelated threats require integrated
responses.

Financing mitigation and adaptation by developing countries - Policy Brief No. 22

UN-DESA Policy Brief features synopses of key policy analysis intended to frame issues, inform decisions and guide policy action in the economic, social and environmental arena.

This policy brief discusses financing mitigation and adaptation by developing countries and includes information on where additional financing should come from, noting the various potential sources of alternative additional multilateral financing.

The “Cloud” over the Climate Negotiations: From Bangkok to Copenhagen and Beyond

Introduction

After months of faltering and incremental
progress on negotiating text, two months
before the end of the two year process leading
to the Copenhagen Climate Conference, 2009,
diplomats in Bangkok finally started debating
the substantive ideas underlying Parties’
proposals. In the process they unearthed the
fault lines of what is already a deeply divisive
set of negotiations. The divisions are now
focused squarely on the fate of the Kyoto
Protocol.

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