In light of the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia, the European Union delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27.
When indigenous rights are recognised and enforced, communities successfully manage their forests - and make crucial contributions to climate change mitigation.
The 2016 Adaptation Gap Report assesses the difference between the financial costs of adapting to climate change in developing countries and the amount of money actually available to meet these costs – a difference known as the “adaptation finance gap”. Like the 2014 report, the 2016 report focuses on developing countries, where adaptation capacity is often the lowest and needs the highest, and concentrates on the period up to 2050.
Preety M. Bhandari, Advisor and Head Climate Change Coordination and Disaster Risk at ADB, was interviewed during the 49th Annual Asian Development Bank Conference taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, and expresses her confidence on reaching the "well-below 2 degrees" climate goal agreed on in Paris this year.
The WDI team aims to produce a curated set of indicators relevant to the changing needs of the development community. The new edition includes indicators to help measure the 169 targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - these build on the 8 goals and 18 targets of the Millennium Development Goals we focused on in previous editions, but are far wider in scope and far more ambitious.