With the UN climate change conference in Paris getting underway this week, the International Development department are keeping a close eye on the talks. Climate change is a big issue in Development so over the next couple of weeks members of the department will be giving us their views. We start by hearing from Claudia Melim-McLeod, an International Development Visiting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]