New introductory guides: Water Resources and Loss and Damage

Friday, 8 May, 2015 - 09:53

Eldis, an online development information service based at the Institute of Development Studies, is pleased to launch two new climate change and development introductory guides:

1.       Water resources and Climate Change: 

The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) highlights how water is an essential crosscutting theme when addressing climate change. It provides new scientific evidence  and a major advance about the likelihood of “a detectable human influence on the global water cycle since 1960”. This Key Issues Guide, authored by Ramy Hanna, provides links to selected research and a brief snapshot of three issues relevant to the state of uncertainties around climate change and water resources: complex science, development impacts and the trade-offs between water-energy-food security.

2.       Loss and Damage:

This guide has been developed by Stephanie Andrei. This Key Issues Guide has been created to help untangle the debate and raise awareness about loss and damage from a climate change and development perspective. Although research on the issue has only started to emerge, there are plenty of lessons to be learnt from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) communities. The guide will point to some of these lessons as well as provide links to research from mainly developing countries.

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