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Heat wave plans and emergency response

Heat wave plans and emergency response

  • Resilience programming among nongovernmental organizations: Lessons for policymakers

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    This food policy report reviews resilience processes, activities, and outcomes by examining a number of case studies of initiatives by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance resilience capacity, and draws implications for policymakers and other stakeholders looking to strengthen resilience.

  • Calls to action

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    ASSESS PROGRESS AGAINST GLOBAL TARGETS; MAKE SMART COMMITMENTS; ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION; ACCELERATE THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE UNDERLYING DRIVERS; FINANCE THE GLOBAL TARGETS; MEASURE PROGRESS AT THE NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL LEVEL

  • Method of design and growth of single-crystal 3D nanostructured solar cell or detector

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    Stanford researchers at the Harris Lab have designed single-crystal 3D nanostructured III-V solar cells based on the epitaxial growth of III-V compound materials on 3D nanostructures pre-patterned on low cost substrates to achieve cost-effective large-scale deployment. This method is based on the recent discovery that the surface kinetics and epitaxial growth by chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) are dramatically altered when growing III-V compound semiconducting materials on nanostructures instead of planar surfaces.

  • Our climate, our children, our responsibility: the implications of climate change for the world’s children

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    This report aims to draw the attention of the international community to the specific risks faced by children in developing countries due to climate variability and extremes, thus making it harder to achieve the child – related MDGs. It analyses the impacts of climate change upon children, and their role in mitigation and adaptation strategies.

  • The right to development in a climate constrained world: the Greenhouse Development Rights framework

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    This paper presents an exposition of the Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) framework and an indicative quantification of its implications. Through a human development lens, it looks at the key issues, challenges and politics in a GDR framework. The authors argue that an emergency climate programme is needed. Such a programe is only possible if the international climate policy impasse is broken, an impasse that arises from the inherent conflict between the climate crisis and the development crisis.

  • Linking relief and development: an introduction and overview

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    There are currently key deficiencies in international emergency relief and development fields. These discrepancies are associated with issues of emergencies considerably disrupting development processes, and development policies often remaining insensitive to disaster risk.

  • Legacy of disasters: the impact of climate change on children

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    If children already constitute half of those affected by any emergency, how will they be affected by the growing number of climate change disasters? Using examples of recent disasters and projections of likely impacts of climate change, this report looks at how increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters will specifically affect children. It estimates that over the next decade, up to 175 million children every year will be affected by both 'slow-moving' climate-related natural disasters such as desertification, as well as an anticipated proliferation of small-scale disasters.

  • Africa Wide Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technology Review

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    The aim of the review is to understand how technologies have been developed, how they were introduced and whether they have gone to scale and to start to explore the reasons why they were successful or not. The review is focused on technologies used in Africa in the water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector for long-term development (although some technologies are also used and have even been developed for emergency relief purposes).

  • Nutrition: nutrition of women in the preconception period, during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period

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    This report argues that taking a life cycle approach and securing good nutritional status for women across the life course will in the long term reduce child underweight and stunting. It argues that around 30% of all women aged 15 to 49 years are thought to be anaemic, and the highest proportions of these anaemic women live in Africa and South East Asia. The prevalence of anaemia in adolescent girls is thought to be even higher.