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UAE Climate Change Risks & Resilience: an overview of climate change risks to 12 key sectors

This report aims to improve awareness and understanding of the risks posed by climate change among public and private sector policymakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It provides findings and recommendations to catalyse action, increase the prioritisation of climate change in the UAE, and encourage greater implementation of evidence-based adaptation measures. The report discusses the role of …

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Climate 2020

Released at the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 1 June, Climate 2020 builds on two prior reports by UNA-UK entitled Global Development Goals, which focused exclusively on the post-2015 development agenda. With articles from over 50 expert contributors, ranging from the Carbon Trust to the UN Development Programme, Climate 2020 considers the prospects for the UNFCCC meeting in …

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Adaptation to climate change for food security

To deal with the impact of climate change, adaptation in the farming sector needs to be varied and diversified, according to differing limitation, to minimize damage and loss. A proper policy on adaptation needs to be promoted at all levels. This video was produced by Oxfam: www.oxfam.org

Zambezi River Basin Initiative

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) southern Africa office was asked to appoint a technical team to support the development of the Zambezi River Basin Initiative (ZRBI) concept. The ZRBI represents a shared vision amongst southern Africa National Societies – one of maximising the impact of Red Cross interventions in …

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The Sphere Project Handbook

The Sphere Handbook is designed for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation during humanitarian response. It is also an effective advocacy tool when nego­tiating for humanitarian space and for the provision of resources with authorities. Furthermore, it is useful for disaster preparedness activities and contingency planning, with donors increasingly including the standards in their reporting requirements. …

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Nutrition Guidelines

The nutrition guidelines contain information and advice on globally accepted best practices to combat malnutrition and is intended to support “evidence-based programming” (i.e., interventions that are proven by careful research to be successful in achieving the intended objectives). The guidelines are to be used by National Societies for awareness-raising, capacity-building and integration into National Society …

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Food security and nutrition policy

This policy establishes the basis of Red Cross and Red Crescent action in food security. It applies to all types of food security programming i.e. risk reduction, disaster preparedness, response or recovery at local, national, regional and international levels whether carried out by a single branch of a National Society, by an individual National Society …

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Reducing food insecurity: the Liberian Red Cross Society’s experience

Towards the end of 2002, the Liberian Red Cross Society began to provide basic farming implements including tools, seeds, insecticides and fertilizers to communities in three of Liberia’s 15 counties: Grand Bassa, Margibi and Rivercess. These counties were selected based on the level of vulnerability, determined from the conclusions of needs assessments carried out before …

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