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What can we expect from COP 21 in Paris?

by Janto S. Hess © Flickr/POC21 – Proof of Concept The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) will open its doors in November 2015 in Paris. After historical reduction targets … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a 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

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

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

Analysing the climate change – conflict relation

For every complex problem there is an answer that’s simple, clear and wrong. – H.L. Mencken The link between environmental degradation and conflict, including climate change and conflict, has been … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

IPCC WGII AR5: Another compelling reason to act

By Janto S. Hess and Rory Walshe. On Monday the 31th of March, the IPCC Working Group II released its contribution to the 5th Assessment Report. Was this ground breaking? … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The use of climate scenarios for adaptation planning in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Written by: Karen Hiawalyer. The observed impacts of climate change pose immediate threats to the development aspirations of both developed and developing countries. Future emissions of Green House Gases (GHG) … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators

Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is energy efficiency a silver bullet for climate change mitigation?

Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Introduction Energy efficiency has been appraised as one of the most important and cost-effective ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various energy-consuming sectors … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments
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