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Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 1

In this document the first article “Towards action in the Caribbean” discusses this island nation’s vulnerability to extreme weather events and sea level rise. Their economies are also heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels. That’s why climate c…

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Water Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

"This thematic brief summarises the key findings of the report relevant to water resources, and water management. It draws exclusively on material from SREX. It includes an assessment of the science and the implications for society and sustainable d…

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters for Ecosystems: Lessons from the IPCC SREX report

"Good ecosystems management is critical for managing climate extremes and disasters. It plays three positive roles: delivery of ecosystem-based adaptation; delivery of co-benefits for livelihoods and biodiversity conservation; and support for cl…

Conflict Management and Disaster Risk Reduction : A Case Study of Kenya

The links between disaster risk reduction and conflict prevention is explored in this report and the focus is specifically on Kenya. Mainly, it aims to develop a livelihoods approach to understanding and reducing the risk of households and communiti…

Anticipatory Governance in SADC: Reducing Disaster Risk After COVID-19

Humans exist in complex adaptive socio-ecologically linked systems that interact, learn, react, change and adapt. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) functions within these systems in SADC and its member states. However, DRR cannot be viewed as the respon…

Working with Women to Lead Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in the Niger Delta Communities: The Case of CPED Project in Delta State

Typical of most communities in Nigeria, people living in rural communities of the Niger Delta rely heavily on their environment as well as the natural resource base for their livelihood. The uncertain effects of the changing climate on these invalua…

A Cost-benefit Analysis of Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in Malawi - Technical Report

Malawi has faced continual and compounding disasters over the last few decades, with The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifying the country at high risk to the adverse effects of climate change.…

The Costs and Benefits of Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in Malawi

Malawi is highly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather events. The adverse effects of climate change pose a significant risk to Malawi’s growth and development, with the nation having faced continual and compounding disasters over the last fe…

Resilient Ecosystems and Disaster Risk Reduction: Opportunities for Coastal Cities in Africa

Natural disasters are a threat to both natural and human systems. As a result of climate change, extreme weather events are expected to become more frequent. As climate change will continue having devastating effects on African coastal cities, it is…

Awareness of Climate Change by Rural Women in the Niger Delta Region: Implication for Empowering Women on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives

Climate change is one of the most urgent concerns of our time with widespread implications for the earth’s ecosystems and human development across sectors. Nigeria, like many other African countries, is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate ch…

Community Survey and Mapping for District Disaster Risk Management

This study was commission by Puntland Ministry of Interior, Federalism and Democratization through the support of UNDP Somalia programme to assess current disaster management system in nine of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentral…

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