All articles for the topic: Social Issues

Farm in Namibia

Religion and Tradition in Adaptation

Religion and tradition can act as barriers to the effective behavioural change needed for adaptation. However these can also be used to leverage local practices for better uptake of adaptation.

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Woman collects millet in Saluma Area, Jordan, escorted by peacekeepers

Gender and climate change: Feminist development perspectives

This article asks a key question for adaptation and gender debates: what can we learn from development on social goal setting, institutional change, and gender equality? 

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Bioreactor at Gammams water reclamation plant. Photo provided by: City of Windhoek.

Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

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Framing innovations for climate resilience for farmers in the Sahel

This paper examines innovative approaches that have been adopted in four BRACED projects to build resilience to current and future climate risks.

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Making Mobility Work for Adaptation to Environmental Challenges: Results from MECLEP global research

This comparative report of six countries empirically tests how migration can benefit or undermine adaptation to environmental and climate change, based on MECLEP research.

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Barriers and enablers to climate adaptation

How are people responding to and planning for multiple risks, and how do these responses vary among social groups?

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A woman tosses fish out to dry on Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal, in western Myanmar. © Jean-Marle Hullot / flickr

Gender, development and sustainability

SEI’s work on gender aims to narrow the gap between knowledge and policy and practice. This article presents key insights from this work up to 2014, as well as key activities.
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LEDS in Practice: Breathe clean

This paper presents two case studies from cities that have taken action on air quality to improve public health and have realized the benefits of reduced emissions.

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Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from India

This policy brief explores the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, in India.

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Photo: A woman in Jambi, Sumatra, showing a man how she prepares forest fibers for weaving. Carol Colfer/CIFOR

Gender in Forestry and REDD+ in Indonesia

This policy brief provides considerations for mainstreaming gender concerns into REDD+ and the forestry sector in Indonesia.

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Population, Fertility and Family Planning

Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with adaptation to Climate Change: Views From Ethiopia

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India’s Experience with Reforms

India Development Report (2012–13) India’s Experience with Reforms.

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A lone woman amongst an open landfill. Photo credit: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/farshadebrahimi/)

Impacts of climate change on poverty and potential from climate-informed development

The impacts of climate change on poverty depend on the scale of climate change, but also on demographic and socioeconomic trends.

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UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition

The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition exists to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change.

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When people move

Podcast by UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition: When people move. Understanding how climate change creates the movement of people

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Gender and Inclusion Toolbox

Rural women head one out of five farms across the developing world, but produce less than their male counterparts because of the persistent inequalities that frame their experiences.

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From slave to community leader in Nepal

Indra kumari sharing her experience during a large public event, Bardiya, Nepal. (Credit: © Hariyo Ban project staff / CARE)

From slave to community leader in Nepal

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Mali NEEDS climate change project

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Mali’s economy is dependent upon the country’s natural...

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GoLo CarSce: Global-Local Caribbean Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Scenarios

Low lying areas vulnerable to climate change. © golocarsce.

Research focus

The overall objective of the project is to help Small Island Developing States in the...

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Visualising climate information

Presentation of main study findings, developed from the content of an ACDI seminar held on March 12th 2014.

The video above describes and discusses some of the key findings from a...

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Comune di Bologna

Bologna is the Regional Capital and the biggst city of Emilia-Romagna.

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Overcoming social barriers to climate change adaptation

This Background Note explores the influence of social barriers to adaptation to climate change, using insights drawn from field work in rural subsistence communities in western Nepal,...

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UHCRC Surat

Project Overview

Based on the results of a health sector study which was carried out in year 2010 (ACCCRN Phase II), it was recommended to establish an urban health and climate resilience...

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Smallholder agriculture in Northeast Brazil

Abstract:

Northeast Brazil is characterised by large natural and socio-economic variance, recurrent droughts and widespread rural poverty. To capture spatial heterogeneity in this region, a...

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