Environmental Vulnerability

News

21 Sep 2017

"We all agree that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are on the frontline of sea-level rise and the consequences of a warming climate.  Climate change adaptation is an existential issue for many of these countries and critical to the achievement of resilient development. "

21 Sep 2017

While the state and central government have helped with relief and rehabilitation in Assam, two local individuals stepped up to gather support from citizens all over the country.

19 Jul 2017

Students from Ramadhan primary school in Isiolo County, Kenya can now use proper reading light when doing their homework.

Multimedia

03 Aug 2017

Photo essay: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a tiny island is making great strides.

Studies & Presentations

03 Aug 2017

Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

16 Nov 2016

Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.