Publications

Recent Publications

How is climate information being factored into long-term decision-making in Africa?

How is climate information being factored into long-term decision-making in Africa?

Working and discussion papers, November 2014
Lindsey Jones, Jean-Pierre Roux, Charlotte Scott, Thomas Tanner
Looking at the barriers to, and opportunities for, the uptake of longterm climate information in Africa. An output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the benefi t of developing countries and the advance of scientific research.
Global mental health from a policy perspective

Global mental health from a policy perspective

Research reports and studies, November 2014
How can mental health get the policy traction it needs in developing countries? A new report from ODI for the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) explores key obstacles and looks at strategies for better engagement with decision-makers.
Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Books or book chapters, November 2014
ODI Research Fellow Katie Peters contributes to this electronic eBook version of the magazine RESPONSE published by the TIMES Group on behalf of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The focus is on innovative ideas for cost effective disaster, reposnse, aid and sustainable development solutions.
Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

Working and discussion papers, November 2014
Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim; Reyer, Christopher; Hare, Bill; Waha, Katharina; Otto, Ilona M.; Serdeczny, Olivia; Schaeffer, Michiel; Schleussner, Carl-Friedrich; Reckien, Diana; Marcus, Rachel; Kit, Oleksandr; Eden, Alexander; Adams, Sophie; Aich, Valentin
The third report in the Turn Down the Heat series explores the risks worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa. It finds that globally, warming of close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times – up from 0.8°C today – is already locked into Earth’s atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. The consortium producing the report, which includes ODI, is led by Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK), joined by Climate Analytics. The report is comissioned by the World Bank Group. ODI brings the social vulnerability dimension to a paper that is looking to the risks (mainly physical) in a scenario of 4°C increase due to climate change.

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