Thursday September 21, 2017

States of fragility 2016: understanding violence is a 2016 report by the OECD.

States of Fragility 2016: Understanding Violence takes a long hard look at violence in the world – and what we should do about it. The report showcases emerging thinking about violence, presents a new risk-based approach to monitoring various dimensions of fragility, and looks at financial flows in support of fragile contexts.

Understanding Violence finds that development, peace and security efforts in the developing world have not kept pace with the new reality of violence. We need to dedicate more resources and attention to violence. And to be effective, we need to put people – especially youth – at the centre of our efforts.

(Source: OECD)

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Thursday August 31, 2017

Huge weather events, like Hurricane Harvey, often spark the debate whether extreme weather is the result of climate change.

There is a field of research dedicated to assessing whether extreme weather can be attributed to climate change: Extreme Event Attribution.

There have been more than 140 peer-reviewed attribution studies of extreme weather events around the globe.

Carbon Brief has mapped these studies.

(Source: The Map Room)

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Wednesday August 30, 2017

Energy, climate change and environment : 2016 insights is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

The historic Paris Agreement on climate change sets the course for a fundamental transformation of the global economy over the next decades. The Agreement’s overarching goal of limiting global average temperature rise to “well below 2°C” will entail profound changes in the global energy system.

Achieving the deep cuts in global carbon emissions that this vision requires is no small task given the enormous challenge of implementing – and eventually exceeding – current country climate pledges. This publication examines key sectors, technologies, and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a lowcarbon energy system.

(Source: OECD)

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