All pages with keywords: adaptation

Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

Successful adaptation to climate change needs new blends of research approaches

a commentary by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran 17 June, 2019

Declan Conway and Patrick Curran use recent findings from research into different risk assessment approaches and adaptation planning in climate change ‘hotspots’ in Africa and Asia to show the value of hybrid methods for creating more sustainable adaptation strategies. read more »


For sustainable growth in the UK’s wine-producing industry, climate change must be integrated into sector planning now

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon 28 May, 2019

UK viticulture has been touted as a sector that stands to gain from climate change. As we enter English and Welsh Wine Week 2019, much excitement surrounds the sector, especially following last year’s ‘harvest of the century’. But producers should be considering the risks, as well as the opportunities, of a changing climate, says Kate Gannon. read more »


The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

a research article by Lindsey Jones 3 April, 2019

With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »


Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Mubita Nyambe, Sinah Kgosietsile, Jessica Omukuti, Christian Siderius 4 December, 2018

The El Niño event in 2015/2016 was one of the strongest since at least 1950. Through surveys and interviews with key informants, we found businesses in the capital cities of … read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development on: UK aid for combating climate change

a policy publication by Patrick Curran 17 October, 2018

This written evidence responds to four questions set by the UK House of Commons Select Committee on International Development inquiry into ‘UK aid for combating climate change’. read more »


Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

Climate change adaptation among female-led micro, small and medium enterprises in semi-arid areas: a case study from Kenya

a working paper by Joanes Atela, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Florence Crick 16 October, 2018

This research suggests that female-led MSMEs in Narok, Kenya, may face both additional exposure to climate risk compared with men, and additional barriers to adapting to that risk. read more »


How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

How do staff motivation and workplace environment affect capacity of governments to adapt to climate change in developing countries?

a research article by Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent, Declan Conway 6 October, 2018

Government ministries are increasingly mainstreaming climate change adaptation within policies and plans. However, government staff in key implementing ministries need to be empowered to ensure effective delivery of policy goals. … read more »


The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

The role of independent bodies in climate governance: the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

10 years on from its establishment, this report assesses the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy, drawing out lessons for international and domestic policymakers. read more »


The role and influence of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Sam Fankhauser, Jared J. Finnegan 1 October, 2018

This policy brief provides a summary assessment of the role of the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in shaping UK climate policy. read more »


Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps

Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps

in the news Bob Ward 15 August, 2018

Heat deaths are preventable. No more excuses: we need better regulation and guidance to stop unsafe housing being built, says Bob Ward. read more »