climate change

Reefs at risk: why our current approach won’t work

Up to 90% of the world’s reefs will be at risk of coral bleaching by 2030, according to ODI research. Thomas Aedy (MSc IDHE, 2014-16), one of the authors of ODI’s recent flagship report Projecting progress: reaching the SDGs by 2030, assesses the causes of this decline and says new approaches are needed to address the issue. (Originally posted at […]

October 22nd, 2015|Featured, Publications|0 Comments|
  • Delegates at the opening of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa. Photo: ECA
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    Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

Addis: A Good First Step, but a Terrible Last Word, for 2015

LSE Professor in Practice, Owen Barder, reflects on the recent Financing for Development Conference and what needs to come from it. This blog post first appeared on Views from the Center. The Financing for Development Conference, which drew to a close yesterday in Addis Ababa (16th July), was never going to solve all the world’s development problems. What it could […]

  • Climate Change Mongolia (Credit: Asian Development Bank, Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/asiandevelopmentbank/9287609827/)
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    The effects of climate change on migration – Maria Waldinger

The effects of climate change on migration – Maria Waldinger

Migration can take many forms, from economic to political to social. Environmental migration, when it occurs, often focuses upon those who relocate because of issues such as natural disasters. But it is equally important to consider those who decide to move because of gradual environment changes. A new working paper about climate change and migration has been released by Dr […]

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    Africa’s Renewable Future – the Coming Energy Revolution

Africa’s Renewable Future – the Coming Energy Revolution

John Magrath, Oxfam researcher and renewable energy fan, celebrates a new report by Kofi Annan. (Originally posted on From Poverty to Power [FP2P]) In Zimbabwe last week I was talking to a nurse at a rural health centre who described how the cost of two candles can be a matter of health or hunger, or even life or death. The […]

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    Professor Tim Forsyth: Deliberative Democracy and Climate Change

Professor Tim Forsyth: Deliberative Democracy and Climate Change

The latest review article by Tim Forsyth (right), ‘Deliberative Democracy and Climate Change’, has been published in the Public Administration journal. Prof. Forsyth considers how approaches to climate change studies from other disciplines adds to the orthodox approach from within international relations. See the abstract below: “Since the emergence of anthropocentric climate change as a theme of public policy some 25 […]

January 5th, 2015|Publications|0 Comments|

Tim Forsyth Discusses Climate Change and Violence

Professor Tim Forsyth, Professor of Environment and Development in the LSE Department of International Development, has been featured in a SciDev.Net article about a new paper by John O’Loughlin which links instances of violence with climate change.

Read the article and listen to Professor Forsyth’s views on the paper here.

November 26th, 2014|Publications|0 Comments|

Community-based adaptation: a review of past and future challenges

Dr Tim Forsyth
Professor in Environment and Development, LSE

Community-based adaptation (CBA) is a form of adaptation that aims to reduce the risks of climate change to the world’s poorest people by involving them in the practices and planning of adaptation. It adds to current approaches to adaptation by emphasizing the social, political, and economic drivers of vulnerability, and by highlighting […]