Climate change & economic stress

May 30, 2012

When looking at the Economic Stress posed by climate change, efforts will likely have to be substantially stepped up if we are to avoid major, irreversible harm. The Adaptation Performance Review of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 assesses over 50 key measures that can be taken to reduce dangers and harm to communities and the planet. In this podcast, we examine adaptations specifically targeting economic stress that will arise as the effects of climate change become more pronounced. Tune into DARA’s latest podcast on economic adaptations to climate change based on the findings of the 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

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Climate Impact Series: Health Adaptations

May 11, 2012

Lifesaving measures to address climate-change-related health problems are some of the most well-documented and effective measures we have in fighting the overall negative effects of climate change. The Adaptation Performance Review of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 assesses over 50 key measures that can be taken to reduce dangers and harm to communities and the planet. In this podcast highlighting the Adaptation Performance Review, we examine adaptations specifically targeting health issues that will arise as the effects of climate change become more pronounced. Tune into DARA’s latest podcast on health adaptations to climate change based on the findings of the 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

Riccardo Polastro on the IASC Evaluation of Somalia

December 16, 2011

Listen to a podcast interview with Riccardo Polastro on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) evaluation of the humanitarian response in South Central Somalia 2005-2010. The evaluation has been described as one of the most comprehensive evaluations of aid in Somalia.

Riccardo Polastro is Head of DARA’s Evaluation Department and Team Leader of the Somalia Evaluation.

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Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 interview with Dr. Mary Chenery-Hesse

November 22, 2011

Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 interview with Dr. Mary Chenery-Hesse, Member of the Panel of the Wise of the African Union (AU)

"There´s no time to waste. Action NOW rather than later if we have to save the earth for all of us!"

Dr. Hesse discusses her thoughts on the Climate Vulnerable Forum and what she sees as common challenges that climate vulnerable countries face.

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Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 interview with Julius Murgor of Kenya

November 16, 2011

Interview with Julius Rechor Murgor, Assistant Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya at the Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh in November 2011. Mr. Murgor discusses the Climate Vulnerable Forum, the challenges that climate vulnerable countries face, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the specific vulnerabilities of Kenya.

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Wiriki Tooma of Kiribati at the Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 in Dhaka

November 12, 2011

From the Climate Vulnerable Forum 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh: “We [climate vulnerable countries] need to form one big voice and vision.”

Wiriki Tooma, Kiribati Secretary for Environment, Land and Agriculture, discusses her thoughts on the climate vulnerable countries coming together for the Climate Vulnerable Forum, climate finance, and the impact of climate change on her country, Kiribati.

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Climate change: The human impact of desertification

July 21, 2011

Desertification affects approximately 2.5 million people today, with this figure expected to reach 10 million by 2030. Developing countries are expected to experience over 80% of these impacts.  Rising temperatures and stronger winds due to climate change aggravate this process by which arable land degrades into desert.  Desertification spreads infectious diseases, wildfire damage, and decreases land productivity.  It pushes societies into poverty and conflict to the point where some inhabitants have to uproot and leave. 

Tune in to DARA’s latest podcast on climate change driven desertification, based on the findings of our 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

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Climate Change and Gender

June 28, 2011

Gender inequality, multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability are all strongly linked to climate change.  As the 3rd UN Millennium Development Goal, gender development is an important way to ensure adaptation to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change.  A disproportionate number of women have limited access to basic care and resources and climate change only exacerbates these conditions of poverty.  Climate change is affecting the agricultural sector, water resources, and human health.   Promoting gender equality and implementing relevant climate adaptation procedures helps reduce women’s vulnerability to these impacts.  Tune in to DARA’s latest podcast on climate change and gender based on the findings of our 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

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Climate Change and Agriculture

June 3, 2011

Climate Change and Agriculture Global warming hurts agriculture in multiple ways and triggers the greatest human impacts by causing high malnutrition rates among rural poor. But agriculture can be strengthened against key impacts through a range of measures already available today.

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Riccardo Polastro on the IA-RTE to Pakistan

February 9, 2011

Listen to an interview with Riccardo Polastro, Head of Evaluation at DARA, on the Inter-Agency Real-Time Evaluation (IA-RTE) of the humanitarian response to the floods in Pakistan last year.

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