Environmental Vulnerability

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet introduces a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners on the impact of climate change on poverty –- focusing on vulnerability, health and pro-poor growth. This key sheet aims to guide the reader through the issues of:

• Defining climate change;
• Its impact on developing countries;
• Its impact on poverty, pro-poor growth, livelihood assets and vulnerability; and
• Responding to climate change;

12 Jan 2009

This guide to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) first discusses the issues surrounding the world's land degradation problem and what led to the foundation of the Convention. It elaborates on the "Bottom-Up" approach, in which the people most affected are involved directly in the projects, not just for their skill and knowledge of the land but also to prevent their sinking into poverty due to failing "outside solutions."

The second part of the guide provides details of the implementation processes of the UNCCD, in Africa and other regions.