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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most important questions of our century. As we have witnessed the three hottest years on record, marked by unparalleled natural disasters, droughts, floods, and extreme temperatures, how can academic research help us improve our strategies to increase climate change resilience and adaptation? 

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  • 18 July 2018
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Infrastructure investment and climate change: twin development challenges

The role and financing of infrastructure to enhance economic growth has resurfaced as a major focus of development researchers and professionals...

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  • 04 July 2018
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Towards water-resilient cities in Africa

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to urban areas state that everybody has the right to a life with clean water, modern...

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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. This column reports research...

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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? Which resources – internal and...

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  • 07 May 2018
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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 management strategies. This...

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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 vulnerability, exposure and...

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  • 26 April 2018
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Flood warning: urgent action needed on three continents

Floods in urban areas are a growing risk in many countries of the developing world. This column explains how integrated actions to adapt to flooding...

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  • 16 April 2018
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When adapting to climate change makes things worse: Peru’s experience

Climate change is leading to unusually high temperatures during the growing season in many parts of the world. This column reports research on the...

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