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Sub-Saharan African countries are failing to plan for climate change

13 February 2015
Communities around the world are feeling the impacts of climate change already, but many of the most severe effects will be felt in the decades to come, particularly from mid-century onwards. Nowhere is this more apparent than in sub-Saharan Africa which will be one of the hardest hit regions of the world.
Adapting development: why it matters and 3 ways to do it

Adapting development: why it matters and 3 ways to do it

9 February 2015
'2015 is an important year, as U.N. member states gather to agree a new set of international development goals. But projections based on current rates of progress show that for many poor people, the question is not whether they will have access to basic things such as access to primary health or education or adequate sanitation by 2015 or even 2030, but by 2090 or even later.'
Rethinking Fortress Europe

Rethinking Fortress Europe

3 February 2015
The waters between Europe and Africa are the world’s deadliest migration route. Roughly 300,000 people are estimated to have made the crossing in 2014 – more than twice as many as in 2013. Some 3,000 died from drowning, hunger, exposure, or asphyxiation.

Five tests for development success in 2015

16 January 2015
The results of this critical year for international development matter to all of us, not just the politicians and bureaucrats. Public mobilisation will be essential - but at the end of this year, how will campaigners know if their efforts have been successful?