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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

We have 19 items tagged with ‘Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’.
  • People build temporary shelters on the edge of the Bay of Bengal following a cyclone and flooding

    Why the UK parliamentary committee recommendations on international climate finance are so important

    The International Development Committee recently published its findings on UK aid for combating climate change. Clare Shakya, IIED’s director of climate change, gave evidence at the parliamentary inquiry and writes what the UK needs to do to make sure money reaches where it matters most

    23 May 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • Citizens wade through a flooded road in Bandung City

    The IPCC’s report on global warming of 1.5˚C spells out the urgency of action

    IIED director Andrew Norton looks at the new report on climate change

    8 October 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • The case study for Manizales, in Colombia, in a new book edited by IIED's David Satterthwaite focuses on innovative community-oriented environmental policy and a commitment to disaster risk reduction (Photo: Melissa Delzio, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Can we transform our cities?

    Can cities prosper while meeting their responsibilities for acting on climate change? This is the focus of a new book by IPCC authors, co-edited by IIED's David Satterthwaite

    19 April 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The view from the back of the conference centre at the British Library for the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Hundreds discuss rewriting the narrative on Africa and climate change

    Hundreds of policymakers, researchers and academics gathered for the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture where climate expert Fatima Denton called for the narrative on Africa and climate change to be rewritten

    20 November 2014 | News | Climate change
  • The sun glints on smoke above Beijing. China is on course to see overall coal consumption peak this year (Photo; GadgetDan via Creative Commons)

    If the coal industry really cared about helping poor countries, it would shut itself down

    Coal companies are in complete denial — the developing world doesn't need more pollution or expensive new grids, but renewable energy sources

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, is one of the world's largest cities. It is surrounded by rivers and lies only a few metres above sea level. The urban poor living in flood-prone areas are most threatened by climate change (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    The IPCC and an urbanising planet

    The IPCC's Fifth Assessment gets the importance of understanding and acting on urbanisation

    6 November 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Camilla Toulmin: "The IPCC report.. concludes that no parts of the world are free from the risks of 'severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts'" (Photo: Google licence)

    IIED responds to IPCC climate change report

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Fifth Assessment Report, issuing the starkest warning yet on the perils of continuing with 'business as usual'

    3 November 2014 | News | Climate change
  • The British Library will host the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture, with guest speaker Dr Fatima Denton (Photo: Wikipedia Commons licence)

    2014 IIED lecture: Let's rewrite the narrative on Africa and climate change

    IIED is delighted to announce that the 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture will be delivered by renowned climate change specialist Dr. Fatima Denton

    7 October 2014 | News | Climate change
  • A host of government leaders made pledges at the 2015 UN Climate Summit hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (Photos: Saleemul Huq/IIED)

    A week that may change the world

    It's been a busy week for IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, with plenty of action unfolding on the climate change front in New York. Here he provides an inside look into what transpired, and some reflections on how the recent events may impact upcoming climate negotiations

    25 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Pa Ousman Jarju has written an open letter to US President Barack Obama (Photo: Steve Jurvetson via

    Letter to America: Gambia envoy asks Obama directly for US climate leadership

    Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment of Gambia and former chair and special envoy on climate change for the 48 Least Developed Countries, has written an open letter to US President Barack Obama

    6 June 2014 | News | Climate change
  • A family in Dadaab gathers sticks and branches for firewood and to make a shelter, while carcasses of animals that have perished in the drought are strewn across the desert (Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam via Wikipedia Commons)

    Urgent action needed says leader of the Least Developed Countries Group

    Ahead of the latest UN climate negotiations in Bonn, the Least Developed Countries Group Chair points out that while science tells us that we can limit global temperatures to save the world's poorest countries, we need the will to do it

    4 June 2014 | News | Climate change
  • At the start of June, US President Barack Obama made a major declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants (Photo: Google licence)

    Finally, the US gets serious on climate change

    President Obama's declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants in the US marks the tipping point in US engagement in tackling climate change

    3 June 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Mountains, forests and rice paddies in Nepal (Photo: Sajal Sthapit)

    Risky business: assessing potential impacts of REDD+ in Nepal

    Nepal has begun to assess the potential harm and benefits of the compensation scheme for protecting forests

    9 April 2014 | Blog | Forests
  • A giant temple bell in Mongolia (Photo: David Berkowitz via Creative Commons

    The IPCC rings the warning bell louder. Is anyone listening?

    IIED Senior Fellow Saleemul Huq, one of the co-authors of the latest IPCC report on climate change, highlights the key findings of the publication and what policymakers need to do next

    2 April 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Climate change and religion in flooded Bangkok

    I have been attending a meeting of around forty Archbishops and Bishops from all over Asia for several days now at Assumption University on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand surrounded by flood waters approaching the country’s low-lying capital city.

    20 October 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • “Protecting and promoting the rights of indigenous people benefits us all”

    He gave the example of indigenous peoples in Peru who are responding to climate change by reintroducing native potato varieties and so are “helping to conserve the earth’s biodiversity”. “Indigenous peoples have been living a ‘green economy’ for centuries,” he added — economists should look to old practices in indigenous communities for new ways to achieve sustainable development.

    9 June 2011 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • IIED Insights: Q&A with Hannah Reid on community based adaptation

    Climate change is set to significantly impact people and the environment. Rising temperatures will change crop growing seasons and impact food security. Changing rainfall patterns will cause water shortages or flooding in some areas. And rising sea levels means a greater risk of storm surges, flooding and wave damage for coastal regions across the world. 

    10 March 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Less erosion, less warming

    I recently met with a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament to discuss the potential for mitigation in the agricultural sector under IIED’s work on the economics of climate change in the agricultural sector. Agriculture produces 10–12 per cent of total global emissions but also has considerable mitigation potential — 70 per cent of which is in developing countries — and I expected the Honourable Member, a well known climate change champion, to back the cause. But he did not seem entirely convinced. Why should decision makers listen? What’s in it for them?

    11 November 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • Venn diagram of LDCs

    Least Developed Countries

    Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the poorest countries in the world. A number of criteria determine this status. As of May 2009, LDCs number 50. Roughly 65 per cent are in Africa; a number of others are known as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Many SIDS are low-lying and located in parts of the world already prone to extreme weather events, factors that make them highly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise and fiercer and more frequent tropical storms.

    30 April 2009 | Article | Climate change
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