Climate change adaptation : the encouraging signal of the Paris Conference

December 8, 2015

For many observers, the critical issues of the climate negotiations underway include the monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments and the progressive increase in their ambition. One of the dimensions of this kind of negotiation concerns the clear commitments the countries of the North must make in terms of financing, especially for adaptation in […]

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Reaching the Mainstream: Resilience, Climate Change and the IMF

June 26, 2015

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published a fascinating study on the macro-economic and fiscal impacts of natural disasters, in particular weather-related disasters, in small-island Pacific states. This study provides powerful conclusions on the economic impacts of natural disasters and the role of mainstream international financial institutions like the IMF in improving resilience to disasters […]

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