Archived climate change, disaster risk reduction and food security reports Share on Facebook Share on Twitter RESOURCESPOLICY AND RESEARCHARCHIVED REPORTSARCHIVED CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND FOOD SECURITY REPORTS Private gain, public interest: Can private finance help communities adapt to climate change? Hope on the horizon: feeding the world in a changing climateA four-page briefing paper on finding new sources of funding for smallholder farmers and herders to adapt to climate change by putting a levy on the shipping industry. Quick off the blocks? (two-page summary)A two-side summary of Tearfund and CAFOD's full report which analyses UK funding for climate change adaptation and considers the effectiveness of that funding in supporting climate-vulnerable communities which are already living with high levels of poverty. Dried Up, Drowned Out: voices from poor communities on a changing climate (2012)An update of the 2005 Dried Up, Drowned Out report. The communities surveyed in 2005, plus new communities, tell us about the changing climate and what it means for them. Dried Up, drowned Out: voices from poor communities on a changing climate (summary of 2012 report)An eight-page summary of the full report. Poor communities are facing increasing threats from climate change. Ressecadas, Afogadas. Relatório de 2012 Quick off the blocks? UK adaptation finance and integrated planningTearfund and CAFOD present an analysis of UK funding for climate change adaptation and consider the effectiveness of that funding in supporting climate-vulnerable communities which are already living with high levels of poverty. Innovative sources of climate finance (2011)Countries have not yet agreed where finance on the scale needed for climate change adaptation and mitigation will come from. This briefing paper focuses on innovative sources of climate finance and the opportunities to make progress in 2011. Escaping the hunger cycle: pathways to resilience in the SahelThis report looks the promising changes since the 2005 food crisis and what still failed in the response to the 2010 food crisis, with strong recommendations on how to follow the 'pathways to resilience'. Échapper au cycle de la faim : Les chemins de la résilience au SahelLe rapport analyse les changements positives depuis la crise alimentaire en 2005, les défaillances et défis de la réponse en 2010, ainsi que des recommandations forts pour suivre 'les chemins de la résilience.' Why advocate on climate change?A short booklet looking at global climate change and how partners can use different advocacy tactics to help tackle the problem at the local, national or international level. Adaptation united (two-page summary)A two-side summary of Tearfund’s full report that addresses integrated, cross-sectoral and multi-agency approaches to climate change adaptation. Adaptation united (full report)Building on examples of some progress in developing countries, Tearfund presents in this report practical building blocks towards establishing integrated, cross-sectoral and multi-agency approaches to adaptation. The 4 ‘I’s of adaptation (2010) Investing in communities (poster)This is a poster, summarising the key findings and recommendations of the full report on the benefits and costs of building resilience for food security in Malawi. Investing in communities: the benefits and costs of building resilience for food security in MalawiThis report shows the qualitative benefits and financial returns of investing in projects to reduce the risk of farmers facing drought. A cost… Changing climates, changing lives (poster)This is a poster, summarising the key findings and recommendations of the full report about farmers and herders adapting to climate change in Mali and Ethiopia. Changing climates, changing livesThis study examines the vulnerability of farmers and herders in agro-pastoral and pastoral areas in Ethiopia and Mali, and shows how they are adapting to climate variability and change. Changing climates, changing lives Double standards? Financing for adaptation in the UK and other EU member states (2009)This study reveals the huge gulf that exists between the amount the UK and other EU member states are prepared to spend domestically on adaptation, and the level of finance currently available to enable developing countries to adapt to climate change. The first cut is the deepest? Reducing global emissions (2009)This report gives Tearfund’s views on the global emissions cuts needed at Copenhagen to keep global warming below two degrees and prevent catastrophe for poor people, including the different responsibilities of developed and developing countries. What the world is waiting for: action on adaptation (2009)This report argues that COP 15 in Copenhagen must deliver a coherent framework that massively scales up action on adaptation. Tearfund believes that a global Adaptation Framework must be agreed to strengthen international activities and commitments. Assessing the alternativesWritten with Tearfund support, this Stamp Out Poverty report assesses 12 proposals for financing climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, examining and comparing their potential to meet the massive costs of climate change. Biofuels briefingThis paper outlines Tearfund’s policy approach to biofuels. Tearfund believes that the increased use of agricultural crops to produce biofuels is causing more harm than good. Although there is a need for urgent action to tackle climate change, biofuels are not a quick fix. Hunger Alliance briefing paper on high food pricesThis Hunger Alliance briefing paper looks at the impact of high global food prices on communities around the world, and includes policy recommendations for the G20 to improve the situation. Separate streams?This report is based on empirical evidence from case studies undertaken in Niger and north-east Brazil, and aims to identify how climate change adaptation can be integrated within the water sector to benefit the most poor and vulnerable people. Carbon trading: a Tearfund briefing paperThis report assesses whether the carbon market is working to deliver emissions cuts and to bring sustainable development in the developing world, and makes recommendations for improvement. Linking climate change adaptation and Disaster Risk ReductionThis report looks at similarities and differences between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), and discusses the rationale for adopting a more integrated approach to these issues. Turning practice into policy (research presentation)For a brief presentation on the research, please see here. Turning practice into policy: executive summary (2007)Between 2006 and 2007, Tearfund undertook an extensive piece of research among communities and governments in Africa, South Asia, South-East Asia and Central Asia to identify good practice in community-based disaster risk management. Turning practice into policy: full document (2007)Between 2006 and 2007, Tearfund undertook an extensive piece of research among communities and governments in South, South East and Central Asia and… Adaptation and the post-2012 framework (2007)Written in time for the 2007 UN climate change conference, this report argues that negotiations on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol must begin at COP 13 in Bali and be concluded by COP 15 in 2009. Adaptation should be a fundamental, top-level priority in these negotiations – not an add-on. Tearfund proposes that Parties to the Convention adopt a radically improved approach to adaptation in the post-2012 framework. Darfur: water supply in a vulnerable environment (2007) Two degrees, one chance (2007)Released in the run-up to the G8 summit, this paper explains why global average temperature rise must be kept as far below 2°C as possible (from pre-industrial levels), based on a review of evidence of the impacts at different temperature ranges. Prepare to live (2007)This report highlights ways to prevent food crises, reduce their impact and ensure that communities are prepared in Niger and Burkina Faso, the Sahel region of West Africa. It identifies disaster risk reduction approaches to build on the resilience of communities and it recommends changes to policies and practices of donors, governments and NGOs to better manage food insecurity. Prepare to live (summary document) (2007)Summary version of the above Préparez-vous à vivre (2007) Préparez-vous à vivre (rapport condensé) (2007) Beyond Any Drought (Sahel Working Group, 2007)This report looks at the root causes of chronic vulnerability in the Sahel (Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. Beyond any drought (2007)This report was commissioned by ten British NGOs that are part of the Sahel Working Group, which was concerned that chronic vulnerability persists in the Sahel. It examines how vulnerability is understood and addressed by development agencies. Darfur: relief in a vulnerable environment (2007)This report describes the environmental context of Darfur and makes practical recommendations for the relief effort. It also raises questions about wider relief practice. Why advocate for Disaster Risk Reduction? (2007)This booklet is aimed at organisations which are already involved in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), but have not yet considered an advocacy approach to DRR. The booklet sets out why advocacy for DRR is important and why governments should be held to account. Pourquoi plaidoyer pour la réduction des risques de catastrophes ? (2007) ¿Por qué hacer incidencia a favor de la reducción del riesgo de desastres? (2007) DRR donor progress (2007)A research report on institutional donor progress with mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The report is based on self-assessments undertaken by 11 donor organisations, and includes recommendations for addressing the issues raised. Adapting to climate change: challenges and opportunities for the development community (2006)A discussion paper aimed at improving understanding about adaptation to climate change within development agencies, their partners and other institutions/individuals working in the development community. In particular it is designed to stimulate broader engagement and debate on key issues around development and climate change adaptation, which have been mostly restricted to the ‘climate change community’. Overcoming the barriers: mainstreaming climate change adaptation in developing countries (2006)This report reviews what progress has been made by developing country governments and donor agencies in mainstreaming climate adaptation into development planning. It examines barriers to further progress and provides recommendations on how these barriers can be overcome. It intends to promote discussion on opportunities for further research and on strategies for increasing awareness and information. Policy analysis, Madrid, 26–27 Jan, 2009Policy analysis of the High-Level Meeting on Food Security For All, Madrid, 26–27 Jan, 2009. The High-Level Meeting on Food Security For All in Madrid, 26–27 January, 2009, was convened by the government of Spain and the UN. Tearfund response to government’s Energy Review report (12 July, 2006)Tearfund’s interest in the Energy Review stems from its commitment to push for serious action to tackle the causes of climate change because the consequences hit poor people the hardest. Tearfund recognises the urgent need to put in place ambitious measures to meet the UK goal of cutting carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2050. Learn the lessons (2006)Governments must change the way they do aid work after thousands of needless deaths in recent disasters. Legislation for mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (2006)This report examines the building blocks of successful legislative reform for Disaster Risk Reduction, and presents a detailed account of the reform process in South Africa. Transforming the commitment into action (2006)This report looks at EU progress with mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into its relief and development programming, and offers recommendations for action to the European Commission. Dried up, drowned out: perspectives from the developing world on a changing climate (2005)This report reveals that poor communities around the world are extremely vulnerable to climate changes that are happening at the local level. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (2005)A tool to help development organisations measure and monitor progress with mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into their relief and development work. One disaster too manyThis report, One disaster too many, reveals that Western governments and other major international donors concentrate much of their efforts on emergency responses to crises rather than measures to prevent them. Natural Disaster Risk Reduction research report (2003)In early-2003, Tearfund interviewed nine key donor organisations to determine the level of priority they give to Disaster Risk Reduction within their relief and development programming, and the reasons behind this level of prioritisation. Climate change and poverty paper (2002)This paper is divided into four sections covering the causes of climate change and general predictions of its impacts.