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Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

a working paper by Daleen Lötter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer van Garderen, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart-Hill, Graham Jewitt 2 July, 2018

There are currently challenges to generating climate services relating both to the supply of climate science and its application. This paper from the UMFULA project reviews the current availability of climate information in Southern Africa and assesses the requirements of a variety of end users in the region, highlighting the importance of creating user-tailored climate services. read more »


Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

a commentary by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Estelle Rouhaud 18 June, 2018

Policymakers must pursue both climate adaptation and development if they are to support the poorest in semi-arid regions say Florence Crick, Kate Gannon an Estelle Rouhaud. read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

a briefing note by Bob Ward 13 June, 2018

This submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’ focuses on the importance of communicating with the public to raise awareness of the increasing incidence of heatwaves. read more »


Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a briefing note by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 5 April, 2018

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


‘Lukewarmer’ wrong again about climate change impacts

‘Lukewarmer’ wrong again about climate change impacts

a commentary by Bob Ward 5 February, 2018

On 30 January, Viscount Ridley asked the following question during a debate in the House of Lords about climate-related financial disclosures: “Does my noble friend agree that climate-related financial disclosures … read more »


Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

Designing the next generation of climate adaptation research for development

a research article by Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey, Logan Cochrane, Declan Conway, Bernard Cantin, Rosalind J. Cornforth, Ken De Souza, Amy Kirbyshire 23 November, 2017

This paper presents an agenda for the next generation of climate adaptation research for development. The agenda is based on insights from a dialogue session held at the 2016 Adaptation Futures conference as well as drawing on the collective experience of the authors. read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a working paper by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 9 November, 2017

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »


Michael Gove MP

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should prioritise UK climate resilience

a commentary by Bob Ward, Victoria Druce 31 July, 2017

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with Michael Gove MP at the helm, must focus on building the UK’s resilience to growing risks from climate impacts. Climate … read more »


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