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
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
Summary of past and present deforestation trends in the Amazon and associated implications for climate change and Brazilian private sector companies in the pulp, paper and agribusiness industries.
by Raphael Danglade Brazil has always been subject to a lot of covetousness as a result of its rich and diverse natural environment. Over the past fifty years the Amazon, … Continue reading
Placing Faith in Climate Activism: A Review of the Roles of Religions in Addressing Climate Change Ethically
by Sirca S. Gogus PART I Whenever I am asked why I chose to specialise in climate change (often over raised eyebrows), be it among a crowd of fancy suits … Continue reading
Phase out Fossils. Phase in Nuclear?
Second day of the COP20, and the plenary is full of delegates discussing the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). The atmosphere is really … Continue reading
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
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
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
Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction on the road to the second Hyogo Framework for Action: Insights from the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
by Petros Theodorou This piece touches upon two issues. Firstly, it seeks to highlight the necessity of urgent action in Asia in terms of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) by a … Continue reading