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COP 17: Related Climate Change and DRR Documents

Total number of documents: 17

Information for climate change adaptation: lessons and needs in South Asia
Source(s): WRI
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 20 p.

This wokring paper aims to identify barriers to information use for climate adaptation in South Asia. It serves as background for a South Asian regional workshop that will bring together adaptation in...


Loss and damage due to climate change: an overview of the UNFCCC negotiations
Source(s): ECBI
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 12 p.

This paper raises the importance for the international community to understand and reduce loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme we...


The global partnership for development: making rhetoric a reality
Source(s): UN; UN DESA
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 84 p.

MDG Gap Task Force report 2012: As a pressing priority, this report calls for affordable access to new technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation and disaster risk management, recall...


Topics Geo natural catastrophes 2011: analyses, assessments, positions
Source(s): Munich Re
Publication date: 2012
Number of pages: 56 p.

This issue reports on the most catastrophic events of 2011, which has been the most expensive natural disaster year to date with economic losses amounting to some US$ 380bn. It focuses on the 11 March...


Briefing note 04: effective measures to build resilience in Africa to adapt to climate change
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 8 p.

This policy brief, issued while Governments discuss how to adapt to climate change in Durban, reflects that African countries are committed and investing funds to reduce risk to floods and droughts, a...


COP17 policy position paper on adaptation: placing poor people and women at the centre of the world’s response to climate change
Source(s): CI
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 4 p.

In this policy position paper for COP 17, CARE advocates for (i) pro-poor and gender-equitable approaches, and (ii) providing sufficient funding for and prioritise the needs of the most vulnerable peo...


Evidence, monthly UNISDR newsletter: issue 03, December 2011
Source(s): UNISDR
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 4 p.

This monthly newsletter aims to highlight UNISDR activities around the world. This issue reports on: (i) a four-month pilot test of the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT); (ii) the 1st UNI...


Extreme weather endangers food security - 2010-11: A grim foretaste of future suffering and hunger?
Source(s): Oxfam Intl
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 9 p.

This Oxfam media brief documents some of the devastating impacts extreme weather events have had on global, regional and local food security in 2010-11, with severe consequences for the precarious liv...


Global climate risk index 2012: who suffers most from extreme weather events? Weather-related loss events in 2010 and 1991 to 2010
Source(s): Germanwatch
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 27 p.

This publication analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). This year's analysis underlines that less develop...


Policy brief on climate change and agriculture
Source(s): WFO
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 2 p.

World Farmers’ Organization supports through this policy brief the call to action on Climate-Smart Agriculture, offering the triple wins of increased food production, climate change mitigation and a...


Report of the experts meeting on sustainable development in the 21st century: a contribution to the High Level Panel on Global Sustainability
Source(s): IUCN; FOEN, Switzerland - gov
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 5 p.

This brief report underlines some key challenges on ensuring better implementation of sustainable development and making development more equitable and more efficient. It intends to bring new perspect...


Report of the transitional committee for the design of the green climate fund
Source(s): UNFCCC
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 17 p.

This report contains draft recommendations of the Transitional Committee (TC) to the the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP17), including a draft governing instrument for the Green Climate Fun...


Role of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in mainstreaming climate services for adaptation and sustainable development
Source(s): WMO
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 7 p.

This Position Paper is a policy neutral document to provide guidance to the Directors and senior managers from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) at COP 17 on the role of meteor...


Sustainable insight - COP17 in Durban: Opportunities for the entrepreneurial, risks for the unaware
Source(s): KPMG Intl
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 10 p.

This edition of Sustainable Insight is intended as a business briefing on the COP17 talks in Durban. It seeks to set out the key issues that will be debated, to draw out the points of relevance for bu...


Tackling climate risk: an insurance contribution to the COP discussions - COP 17 background document by the Geneva Association
Source(s): Geneva Association
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 13 p.

This paper emphasises the key role that insurance plays when it comes to dealing with climate and environmental risks and how this industry can contribute in a positive way to cope with the challenges...


UN in Focus: Secretary-General plans for progress on a broad front in 2011
Source(s): UN-DPI
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 4 p.

This fact sheet profiles the eight main areas of strategic opportunity for the UN in 2011 and identifies key objectives for each of them: (i) inclusive and sustainable development, including disaster ...


UNISDR Africa spotlight on DRR, issue 3, November 2011
Source(s): UNISDR AF
Publication date: 2011
Number of pages: 5 p.

This issue addresses disaster risk by highlighting the action undertaken by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and its partners to reduce the impacts of natural ...