Climate change blogs
26 November 2012
As understanding of the severity of climate change rises, it’s increasingly clear that a negotiated global agreement on climate change is not enough – civil society has a central role to play too.
20 November 2012
No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at yesterday’s debate on whether it had a future. All three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach.
31 October 2012
Policymakers need to better integrate strategies for dealing with climate change into their country’s development plans, rather than leaving them isolated as stand-alone policies and projects.
24 October 2012
Humans are made up of two halves – the heart and head, and the lower bit, "stomach, sex and kicks.” Focusing on the middle tells you nothing about the two extreme halves.
19 October 2012
We know that real change takes place when we learn by doing, and as development specialists we are all very good at telling people what to do. But as researchers and practitioners engaged in a shared learning process for change we still have a very long way to go.
1 August 2012
While climate change is a global problem, many countries are forging ahead with their own national climate change plans – and MPs are important actors in this process.
10 May 2012
The children in Hong Ca commune, Vietnam, know that practising rescue drills can save lives in the event of a real natural disaster.
8 May 2012
How do you estimate the cost of adapting to the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, and involve stakeholders in identifying the costs and benefits of the approaches identified?
26 April 2012
Given that the theme of the 6th International conference on community-based adaptation to climate change was communications, it's only fitting that participants embraced social media with open arms.
22 April 2012
I have no weather forecasts to predict regional rains so I don’t know if I need to invest in crop insurance or not. I gamble and lose.