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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

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

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

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

Conceptualizing Transformational Adaptation

Adaptation: from incremental to transformational Adaptation is normally understood as “the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Oxford Climate Forum 2014

From the 7-8th of February the Oxford Climate Forum 2014 attracted young academics from around the UK and brought them together with some leading organisations, consultancies, professors and experts in … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment
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