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Development & Climate days

Event - 6 - 7 December 2014
​For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation.

The frameworks to be agreed in 2015 must work together to this end. But how can climate and poverty agendas be best connected?

Join us at COP20 in Lima for two days of innovative approaches and incisive dialogue, focused on bringing zero-zero within reach.

Conflict and disaster reporting: Does the public still care?

Event - 23 October 2014 19:00 - 20:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join us at The Frontline Club as we examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.

Launch of World Disasters Report: Focus on culture and risk

Event - 20 October 2014 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+01 (BST))
This British Red Cross World Disasters Report launch, with Director of HPG Sara Pantuliano on the panel, will explore the different ways in which culture affects disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and how disasters and risks influence culture. 

Raising Productivity in African agriculture

Event - 14 October 2014 17:30 - 19:15 (GMT+01 (BST))
​Progress on raising yields per hectare and per agricultural worker in Africa has been slow, so that many farmers lag behind their counterparts in much of Asia and Latin on these two measures of productivity.

Launch of the OECD Development Co-operation Report (DCR) 2014

Event - 9 October 2014 16:00 - 18:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

As formal talks on a development finance framework to accompany the Sustainable Development Goals begin at the UN, this launch event will explore key themes in the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2014: Mobilising resources for sustainable development (DCR 2014).

Resilience: uncensored

Event - 8 October 2014 16:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​It’s a human instinct to count things. But can everything be measured? Join us at the pub on 8 October from 4pm in the Rose and Crown for a heated (but friendly) debate on quantifying resilience.

Rural wages in Asia

Event - 2 October 2014 12:00 - 14:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Join us for the launch of our ‘Rural wages in Asia’ report, in which we: check how rural wages are changing for countries in (East, South and Southeast) Asia; look at potential causes; and consider the implications for rural development and poverty, for food prices and food security and for economic growth, both in Asia and in other parts of the developing world.