Briefings

Briefings provide information, analysis and key policy recommendations on important development and humanitarian topics.

Recent Publications

Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Institutionalising resilience in development programming

Briefing papers, December 2014
Elizabeth Carabine, Maggie Ibrahim, Richard Rumsey
It is widely recognised across the humanitarian and development community that we cannot allow people to suffer through repeated crises. World Vision has been embedding disaster risk reduction (DRR) and, more recently, resilience-building into its development and humanitarian practice to safeguard livelihoods as well as lives.
Developed country support for fossil fuel exploration far exceeds Green Climate Fund pledges

Developed country support for fossil fuel exploration far exceeds Green Climate Fund pledges

Briefing papers, December 2014
Shakuntala Makhijani, Elizabeth Bast, Shelagh Whitley, David Turnbull and Matthew Maiorana
As the climate talks take place in Lima, Peru, this briefing shows that government subsidies to fossil fuel exploration currently dwarf their pledges to the Green Climate Fund. Rich country governments continue to tip the balance in favour of fossil fuels despite the scientific consensus that the vast majority of known oil, gas and coal reserves must stay in the ground if we are to avoid dangerous climate change.
REDD-plus finance

REDD-plus finance

Climate Finance Fundamentals, 5, December 2014
Marigold Norman, Alice Caravani, Smita Nakhooda, and Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over the last years. This Brief describes the funding initiatives in support of this major international mitigation strategy and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate finance.

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