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  • 23 May 2018
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Rising temperatures: the impact on employment and migration in rural Mexico

Climate scientists predict that the number of extreme heat days will increase in many parts of the developing world...

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  • 17 May 2018
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Artisanal mines: potentially positive effects on local living standards

Perhaps as much as 4% of the world’s population depends directly on artisanal mines, which produce around 20% of the...

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  • 14 May 2018
  • By: Mohammad Moniruzzaman
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Migration’s resource backwash: why sending households do not always gain

The value of remittances sent by migrant workers back to their native countries is widely recognized. Far less...

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  • 10 May 2018
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Preparing to deal with crises: a toolkit for local communities

How should local communities prepare to deal with a potential shock such as flooding, drought or an economic crisis?...

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  • 07 May 2018
  • By: Kanchana Wickramasinghe
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Climate insurance for Sri Lankan farmers: potential and practicalities

Farmers and other groups that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change need effective risk...

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  • 03 May 2018
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Responses to climate change in coastal communities: lessons from India

How can coastal cities respond to the threat of extreme weather events due to climate change? This column outlines the...

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