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01 Aug 2019 description

This review provides a snapshot of current adaptation and mitigation projects being implemented by multilateral and bilateral donors

Abstract

22 Jan 2019 description

British research has found that mega storms are three times more common than they were 35 years ago due to climate change.

UK aid, from DFID, is driving British-led analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire and other global experts to track these storms, how powerful they are becoming, and why they are occurring more regularly.

This analysis is being used to identify the most vulnerable areas of Burkina Faso and Senegal that are likely to be hit by mega storms.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

27 Nov 2015 description

Background

Poor people are the most vulnerable to climate-related disasters and extremes such as droughts, storms, floods and landslides, and the IPCC has found evidence that these extremes are increasing in frequency and severity as the climate changes.

The poor often live in vulnerable locations (e.g. such as steep slopes or riversides at high risk from landslides and flooding), so are exposed to greater risk, in addition to being the least able to prepare and respond.

27 Nov 2015 description

Background

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is an initiative designed to support developing countries to make well-informed decisions in successfully building resilience to climate change, enable low carbon growth and tackle poverty. To identify the best opportunities and create practical policies, decision-makers need access to the best available information, research and advice, such as basic climate impacts data and costbenefit analysis of adaptation approaches.

19 Oct 2015 description

DFID's country offices are playing a key role to ensure help is available for those suffering as a result of El Niño

What is El Niño?

El Niño is a natural climate phenomenon that happens roughly every four years, linked to abnormally high ocean temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. It increases the risk of extreme weather from droughts to floods to cyclones.

10 Jun 2015 description

A new partnership will bring together organisations from across the globe to improve access to weather forecasts and climate information.

The UK government and the Met Office will join forces with the US government, NASA and Google to help improve early warning systems for natural disasters across the developing world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said today.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

The Caribbean matters to the UK. We have strong historical and cultural links, and 12 Caribbean countries are Commonwealth members. There is a large Caribbean diaspora in the UK with the Afro-Caribbean community accounting for at least 1% of the UK population. Up to 100,000 actual or potential UK passport holders live in Jamaica alone. UK census data suggest these figures may be twice as high for the English-speaking Caribbean as a whole.

19 Aug 2014 description

Description

With a population of 1.43 billion people, one-third of whom live in poverty, the South Asia developing members of ADB face the challenge of achieving and sustaining rapid economic growth to reduce poverty and attain other Millennium Development Goals in an era of accentuated risks posed by global climate change. Economic losses in key sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transport, health, water, coastal and marine, and tourism, are expected to be significant, rendering growth targets harder to achieve.

Highlights

30 Jun 2014 description

“A summary of progress against DFID’s portfolio in Nepal”

DFID Nepal’s Operational Plan 2011-2015

21 Jun 2012 description

Britain will help millions of small farms and communities adapt to potentially devastating changes in the climate and pull themselves out of poverty, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce at the Rio+20 Earth Summit today.

19 Jun 2012 description

Executive Summary

We all depend on a healthy environment – rich and poor alike. But today, the global environment is under increasing strain. From the impacts of climate change to deforestation. From overfishing to the pollution of our vital water supplies. These and other factors combine to degrade and damage our planet.

18 Apr 2012 description

Speaking at the Willis Re event "Building International Disaster Resilience to Extreme Weather - How Public & Private Sectors are Gearing Up", Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, said:

"The Coalition Government is committed to working with the private sector to drive innovation and make our development support go further.

16 Apr 2012 description

Andrew Mitchell's speech held at Willis Re focussed on helping poor countries to build up their resilience to the impacts of climate change

Thank you Rowan and thank you to Willis Re for hosting us all this evening. It’s wonderful to be able to address you here. Willis Re has a proud history that spans nearly two centuries. During its lifetime, it has seen the world change beyond recognition.