A new WHO report highlights the urgent need to reduce emissions of black carbon, ozone and methane - as well as carbon dioxide – which all contribute to climate change. Black carbon, ozone and methane – frequently described as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) - not only produce a strong global warming effect, they contribute significantly to the more than 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution.
Parametric risk insurance—insurance policies that use environmental measurements, such as wind speed or the amount of rainfall, to trigger an immediate payout—can play a key role in reducing the risks of climate change in developing countries.
This report by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience highlights an increasing risk to global food production represented by extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods.
The report Climate Change: A Risk Assessment argues that the risks of climate change need to be considered on a par with risks to national security, financial stability, or public health.
This report by Australia’s Centre For Policy Development (CPD) outlines vital actions Australia’s defence establishment can take now to manage climate security risks prudently.
La Buena Vida- The Good Life (2015) tells the story of the small community Tamaquito in Guajíra, Columbia resisting the relocation plans of a coal mining company.
Underfunded, Underprepared, Underwater? Cities at Risk. Authors: Mabey, Nick, Rosalind Cook, Sabrina Schulz and Julian Schwartzkopf. London.
A New Climate for Peace – Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks. Executive Summary. Berlin/London/Washington/Paris: adelphi, International Alert, The Wilson Center, EUISS. Authors: Rüttinger, Lukas; Gerald Stang, Dan Smith, Dennis Tänzler, Janani Vivekananda, Alexander Carius, Oli Brown, Geoff Dabelko, Roger-Mark De Souza, Shreya Mitra, Katharina Nett, Meaghan Parker and Benjamin Pohl.
Impact of Climate Change on Life & Livelihood of Dalits. An exploratory study from disaster risk reduction lens.
Conflict, climate change and politics. Why a techno-centric approach fails the resilience challenge. HPG Working Paper. Overseas Developement Institute.