1st week of COP21 in Paris: What has happened so far?
From the 30th November to the 11th December it takes place in Paris the COP21 of the UNFCCC . This is the 21st annual meeting that has taken place already within the UNFCCC frame. But why is Paris so important if there is a COP every year?
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
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 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
Mass media coverage of climate change – towards public engagement
by Karolina Martyniak 1. Introduction Climate change is arguably one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century, which despite the heterogeneous nature of its impacts, will be felt across … Continue reading
Special Report: Climate Friendly Pathways for Development Conference, UEA, 20th May 2014
On the 20th of May, after the culmination of many months hard work, a group of postgrad students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomed 40 participants to the … Continue reading
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
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