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Counting the cost: A year of climate breakdown

2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record. Extreme weather hit every populated continent in 2018. The economic cost ran high – into the billions – but the human cost was higher: injury, death and displacement. This report looks at 10 of the most destructive weather events of 2018, across countries rich and poor, and their devastating consequences.

Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management

Governance, gender, peace building and human rights Tackling the problems of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion that persist in parts of the world that continue to be affected by violence or political insecurity is difficult for several reasons. For one, because of the complexity of the prevailing social, economic and political systems, solutions to chronic problems are far from obvious. One response to this aspect of the challenge is adaptive programme design and management. This paper, 'Learning to make a difference: Christian Aid Ireland’s adaptive programme management in governance, gender, peace building and human rights', is the product of a multi-year collaboration between ODI and the core team of Christian Aid Ireland to assess the relevance of adaptive or trial-and-error approaches to the field of governance, peace building and human rights. It explains the basis on which Christian Aid Ireland’s current five-year programme funded by Irish Aid has become committed to an adaptive approach. It then describes and seeks to draw lessons from the programme’s first year of experience, considering the possible implications for implementation over the coming years.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire (Part 1)

In this policy briefing, Christian Aid examines the links between climate change and conflict, and begins to elaborate on its argument that the best form of climate security is climate justice.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire (Part 2)

A debilitating drought may bring riots and social unrest in one country, but in a neighbouring country, the same problem may be dealt with by citizen mobilisation towards collective action solutions. To a large extent, governance capacity and community resilience explains the nature and structure of the response. In this report, three case studies – from Angola, Mali, and Honduras – of actual responses to climate change and conflict are presented.

Appendices - Marsabit County Resilience Study

Appendices to the Marsabit County Resilience Study. A fieldwork study carried out over two weeks in May 2017 to assess the value of investing in resilience work within pastoralist communities. 

Paris 2015: getting a global agreement on climate change

This joint-NGO publication gives a guide to the global deal and shows that an ambitious and fair deal is possible with the right political will.  

Management response to Power Learning Review

Recommendations and actions as a follow up to the Power Learning Review.

Tipping the energy balance

This paper explores the nature and scope of energy financing in six key developing countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Kenya and Malawi.

Picture Power: Capturing stories of change through photography in Kenya

This report features incredible stories of changes and challenges that the communities captured in photos that they took in their communities as well as data gathered as part of the wider outcome assessment activities.

Time for climate justice 16 - universal climate agreement (Spanish)

This briefing presents our vision for the Paris Agreement. We address the essential outcomes for a universal climate change agreement. We are calling for the world leaders to signal a turning point in the global approach to climate action and to outline clearly the next steps for strengthening the climate regime.  

Time for climate justice - Lima climate talks - the road to Paris

In 2014, 195 governments meet in Lima to negotiate the next crucial steps in crafting the global climate agreement to be agreed in Paris, in 2015.  

Low-carbon development in South Asia: leapfrogging to a green future

The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Low-carbon development in South Asia: Bangladesh

With the right policy, technology and investment in Bangladesh, renewables could deliver energy for all.  

Right climate for development: why SDGs must act on climate change

This joint-NGO report shows that climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development cannot be tackled as separate entities.  

Taken by storm: responding to the impacts of climate change (Spanish)

Shows devastating ways climate change is affecting people around world and forcing communities to change their ways of life. (Spanish translation)

Fair shares in a constrained world

Sets out how we believe the global effort to tackle climate change should be divided up.

Time for climate justice 11 - loss and damage

Call for Conference of the Parties 19 to establish international mechanism to address loss and damage and create safe, climate resilient future.