Blogs

We collect knowledge-rich blogs from evaluators and persons both within and without our community. These blogs offer writers the opportunity to narrate in less formal writing styles their personal evaluation experiences, capture evaluation findings in easy-to-understand ways while engaging the community with other relevant knowledge.

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Engaging the private sector in climate change adaptation: Early evidence from the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience

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By: chiara Trabachi , cpi
On: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

Chiara Trabachi is an analyst at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)and is currently enrolled in Ca’ Foscari University of Venice’s PhD program on the Science and Management of Climate Change. The original version of this blog was published recently on the website of CPI.

Special Coverage of COP19: Top Five Pick for CC & NRM Evaluators

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

Having covered five UNFCCC conferences in the past, I recognize how challenging it could be to wrap one's mind around all the major issues going on in a conference with widely different interests and agendas.

But I guess it is fair to say that the UNFCCC annual gatherings comes down to an official negotiation track, a stream of advocacy and pressure activities from activists and pro-climate NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF and a stream of activities from development organizations seeking to inform policy and better...

Special Coverage of COP19 in Warsaw

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Monday, Nov 11, 2013
  • An emotional opening statement from the lead negotiator of the Philippines
  • Full statement of Executive Secretary of UNFCCC
  • Conference expected to make progress on GHG emissions reduction, funding for adaptation, Green Climate Fund, and concrete steps to reach target of $100 billion by 2020 in climate funding
  • Sessions of interest to evaluators of climate change and natural resources management

"A new universal climate agreement is...

Three Reasons Why COP19 Matters to Evaluators

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By: David Akana, Senior KM and Communication Specialist, African Development bank (AfDB)
On: Thursday, Nov 07, 2013

About this same time four years ago, publicity was awash with the historic Copenhagen climate change summit. Understandably, more than 100 Heads of State and government representatives had signed up to attend and everyone had heightened expectations: a legally binding climate deal.

Well as we all know, much did not go as expected and the world was left to grapple with the Copenhagen Accord which many observers described as ‘toothless’. Till this day, the outcome of that conference continues to divide international public opinion.

To build climate resilience cities must assess diverse drivers of vulnerability

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By: Diane Archer, IIED
On: Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013

Diane Archer is a researcher in IIED's Human Settlements Group and can be contacted at diane.archer@iied.org. This blog was original published on the website of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Three new studies from Vietnam show how research can help governments devise solutions that help their citizens adapt to the effects of climate change.

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