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Why the EU should worry about the weather

A PLACARD project policy brief explores the choices facing the European Union and how best to deal with the impacts of extreme weather risks.

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RegionsAdapt 2018 Report: Multi-level Governance in Climate Change Adaptation

The RegionsAdapt 2018 Report gathers the physical and socio-economic climate risks that 42 regions around the world face and their best adaptation practices to address these challenges.

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Climate Change and Governance in Afghanistan

This report provides a broad overview of the landscape of climate change governance in Afghanistan to highlight past and present achievements, as well as future goals.

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The many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning

This report draws on CDKN projects from around the Caribbean to highlight that good governance is at the heart of effective climate adaptation.

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Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

This paper synthesises findings from CDKN-supported research that has sought to improve understanding of how governance affects the effectiveness of nexus approaches. 

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Forging low emission development paths in LAC

This publication from the LEDS GP’s Subnational Integration Working Group and LEDS LAC investigates the multi-level dynamics, from local to national level, that underpin low emission action in LAC.

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Addressing Indigenous Peoples’ Marginalisation at International Climate Negotiations

A newly released working paper identifies significant marginalisation of Indigenous Peoples at UNFCCC meetings. It proposes actions to enable equitable solutions.

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    Water and Climate Diplomacy

    Climate change will impact water flows, including in unstable regions. adelphi sheds light on how the international community can best combine climate and water diplomacy to tackle the challenges.

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    The politics of climate change at the city level - insights from three mega-cities

    This Guide summarises the the politics of climate-related decision-making in three Latin American mega-cities: Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Mexico City. 

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    Green growth in practice

    This report is the first comprehensive international assessment of lessons from experiences of pursuing green growth across all levels of government and all regions.

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    Peru’s National Climate Law

    This publication explains how the Government of Peru went about creating Peru's first climate change law, which represents a major transformation of the country’s greenhouse gas management system.

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    Understanding Community Disaster Resilience

    This animation visualises and explains the key components of the emBRACE project framework, and illustrates its potential utility as a tool to better understand CDR processes in communities.

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    Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks

    This framework provides a means of evaluating how the activities of a community or network have contributed to the improved performance of an organization, institution or even a country.

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    Mainstreaming climate compatible development

    This book brings together lessons from the first seven years’ work of CDKN – the Climate and Development Knowledge Network – and invites you to share your experience.

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    Advancing adaptive governance of social-ecological systems through theoretical multiplicity

    The aim of this paper is to examine adaptive governance as a theory of environmental governance.

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    Transformational adaptation

    A summary of themes from the literature and workshop discussions on the concept of transformation, how it might be applied and priorities for future research and practice. 

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    Social learning and climate change adaptation: evidence for international development practice

    This article draws lessons from international practice on the use of social learning interventions for adaptation.

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    Managing a living cultural landscape: Bali’s subaks and the UNESCO World Heritage Site

    In 2012, the cultural landscape of Indonesia’s Bali province was inscribed as a World Heritage Site – a place of “outstanding universal value”, to be protected and preserved for all humankind.

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    Documenting change: An introduction to process documentation

    Introduction “ Planned intervention is an on‐going, socially constructed and negotiated process, not simply the execution of an already specified plan of action with predictable outcomes ” (Long,...
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    The need for reflexive evaluation approaches in development cooperation

    Abstract Within development cooperation, development issues are increasingly recognized as complex problems requiring new paths towards solving them. In addition to the commonly used two dimensions...
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    The split ladder of participation: A diagnostic, strategic, and evaluation tool to assess when participation is necessary

    Abstract The mainstream literature sees participation as critical to deepening democracy and solving complex environmental issues. An explosion of literature on public participation has occurred...
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    GUIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL Y CLIMATICA PARA LAS ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES DE MAYO 2015 EN ESPAÑA

    GUIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL Y CLIMATICA PARA LAS ELECCIONES MUNICIPALES DE MAYO 2015 EN ESPAÑA

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    SEI Methods of Engagement

    This project, funded by SIDA Programme Support, sought to better understand the various ways in which SEI staff engage 'the public' (or various publics) with their research, as well as learning from...
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    Responding to rapid change in the Arctic

    Explore the key messages from the ARR Interim Report.

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