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Potential non-environmental benefits of the COP21 Paris Agreement

By Arnaud Koehl and Janto S. Hess                      Photo by WWF (COP 21) On December 12th of 2015, 196 countries signed … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Climate Regime as a Global Peace Process

Even though working towards tackling the drivers and impacts of a changing climate is what constitutes the climate regime, the decisions made therein are not only pertinent to addressing climate change.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The End of the Road? Can a Systems Approach to resilience be applied to roadway and transport systems in coastal cities and communities?

By Jesica Andrews and Rory Walshe In November of 2013, just before COP19, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. One year earlier, Hurricane Sandy sent shockwaves throughout New York City. Extreme … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Can the Tourism Industry Contribute to International Adaptation Finance?

by Janto S. Hess, Pieter Pauw, Elissaios Papyrakis NOTE: This publication is a duplicate of the original briefing paper published by the German Development Institute (DIE-GDI). Link Summary At the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?

By Rory Walshe Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011) 1. Introduction In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The adaptation finance landscape: Why adaptation finance should be additional to traditional aid

Written by Janto S. Hess The parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed in 1995 to financially support developing countries for costs of damage caused … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can ‘homo economicus’ help save the environment?

by Sirca S. Gogus A contemplation about the economic human, homo economicus, its so-called “rational” strive to maximise human well-being at the expense of the environment and whether Payments for Ecosystem … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

The elephant in the room: policy based responses to climate change are still failing to account for indigenous voices

By: Rory Walshe and Alejandro Argumedo An op-ed from the Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) Initiative Secretariat   Indigenous people are one of the most vulnerable groups to … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Using Official Development Assistance to Complement Adaptation Funding

by Sirca S. Gogus This article aims to analyse why and how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process impedes the holistic adaptation policy and practice, and how … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment
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