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The Vulnerability Sourcebook: concept and guidelines for standardised vulnerability assessments - eldis (2014/9/17)
The Vulnerability Sourcebook sourcebook provides a standardised approach to vulnerability assessments covering a broad range of sectors and topics (e.g. water sector, agriculture, fisheries, different ecosystems) as well as different spatial levels ...

Russia's Development Assistance, with a Focus on Africa - ISN (2014/9/17)
This brief discusses Russia’s development assistance policy and argues that there is a discrepancy between the part this assistance plays in the country's integration into the international system and its efforts to pursue its own interests through ...

Coastal biophysical and institutional analysis - eldis (2014/9/17)
This desk-based assessment documents the current state of knowledge and key information gaps on the impacts of climate change on social and biophysical systems of West Africa. It then assesses regional institutions for their adaptive capacity to hel ...

Coastal biophysical and institutional analysis - eldis (2014/9/17)
This desk-based assessment documents the current state of knowledge and key information gaps on the impacts of climate change on social and biophysical systems of West Africa. It then assesses regional institutions for their adaptive capacity to hel ...

Different perspectives on differentiated responsibilities: a state-of-the-art review of the notion of common but differentiated responsibilities in international negotiations - eldis (2014/9/17)
This discussion paper presents a review of the notion of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) in international negotiations. It thus aims to identify mechanisms that could contribute to reinvigorating CBDR as a meaningful guiding princi ...

A new market-based climate change solution achieving 2∘C and equity - eldis (2014/9/17)
This opinion article argues that current climate change strategies seem increasingly incapable of averting planetary catastrophe. It argues that while the United Nations (UN) strategy places responsibility for CO2 reduction on governments, governmen ...

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities & Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg push for cities to take lead on climate change - OECD (2014/9/17)
Angel Gurría and Michael R. Bloomberg reaffirmed today their commitment to support international cities’ efforts to lead in the global fight against climate change — and called for national support to make this happen.

Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition: A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition - eldis (2014/9/17)
This report has a focus on fish for food security in the face of challenges in sustainability governance and economic constraints. This report argues that the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutrition now and in the fu ...

Climate change in Central and South America: recent trends, future projections, and impacts on regional agriculture - eldis (2014/9/17)
Central and South America. The report assesses the implications of climate change for agriculture, with a particular focus on those aspects of climate change that will have greatest impact on the crops currently grown in each region. The study inves ...

Strengthening resilience against disasters and climate change: Sustainable energy in Quy Nhon City - eldis (2014/9/17)
This paper investigates the relationship between disasters and energy supply in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. The research focus is two coastal communes: Nhon Ly and Nhon Hai. The principal livelihoods in these communes are fishing and seaf ...

The China-North Korea Relationship - ISN (2014/9/17)
This paper looks at China-North Korea relations. More specifically, the authors discuss 1) the history of their relationship; 2) what North Korea gains from the relationship; 3) China’s priorities and how much leverage it has on Pyongyang; 4) the p ...

Annual Report of the Secretary General on Police-Related Activities in 2013 - ISN (2014/9/17)
The report provides an overview of the police-related programs and projects implemented by the OSCE in 2013. In particular, the authors focus on the activities of the OSCE's Transnational Threats Department; the police-related activities of the OSCE' ...

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe - ISN (2014/9/17)
This report examines how NATO and the US military have responded to the 2014 crisis in Ukraine. Among other issues, it looks at 1) what form of support NATO has given to Ukraine during the crisis; 2) the security concerns of Central and Eastern Europ ...

Advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: 2015 and Beyond - ISN (2014/9/17)
This analysis evaluates the state of the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda, with particular focus on three themes addressed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2122. These include 1) the articulation of a whole-of-UN mandate ...

The Role of Civil Society in Security Building - ISN (2014/9/17)
This paper provides a summary of the issues discussed at a seminar on the role civil society plays in security building. More specifically, it focuses on 1) security issues addressed by civil society organizations (CSO); 2) the impact of CSO contribu ...

Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment - eldis (2014/9/17)
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate change and natural systems ...

Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment - eldis (2014/9/17)
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate change and natural systems ...

Natural systems and climate change resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin: future directions for biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in a rapidly changing environment - eldis (2014/9/17)
This report finds that despite the diversity of livelihoods and ecosystems In the Lower Mekong Basin, most sectors’ resilience to climate change is dependent on health natural ecosystems. This report draws on climate change and natural systems ...

Consult, Command, Control, Contract: Adding a Fourth "C" to NATO's Cyber Security - ISN (2014/9/17)
NATO’s Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) plays an instrumental role in the procurement and acquisition of Private Security Companies (PSCs) for technical project management of NATO programs, which now includes contracting cyber securi ...

Unveiling Nature's Gifts: Measuring and Visualising Ecosystem Services - ISN (2014/9/17)
This study investigates ecosystem services in Japan's Chiba prefecture. It includes sections on 1) the measurement of supporting services, 2) calculating the provision of services, and 3) examples of how to improve existing research methodologies int ...

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