The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.  

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Migration, development and climate change in North Africa

This paper looks at the current state of migration in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, the risks, opportunities and strategies migration offers, and its nexus with development and climate change.

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SDC Global Brief: Climate Change and Glaciers

This Global Brief summarises SDC's activities regarding glacier melt and disaster risk reduction in Pakistan, Peru and China, and shows why Switzerland is recognised for its expertise in this field.

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Integrated Water Management in Nicaragua

This article summarizes the conclusions of a meeting on integrated watershed management in Nicaragua, with a particular focus on climate change, insurance schemes and best practice.

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Monitoring and early warning of glacial lake outburst floods in the area of Yarkant River

Average temperature in China has increased more than the global average. The melting ice from receding glaciers is heightening the risk of Glacier Lake Outburst Flood. 

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ACCC: Policy-ready projections

This ACCC report looks at how climate models and climate model outputs can be made more useful to planners.

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ACCC: Health

This research on climate change and health conducted in Guangdong province indicates that extreme climate events increase the risk of mortality and infectious diseases.

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