Environmental Vulnerability

News

09 Jun 2017

Uganda joins the rest of the world today to mark World Environment day, designated by the United Nations to be on June 5 to enlighten countries on the importance of everyone preserving and enhancing the environment.

09 Jun 2017

Sida launches a new conceptual framework for understanding poverty in multiple dimensions. The framework is part of an initiative by Sida to further strengthen its poverty focus and its contribution to Agenda 2030.

17 Nov 2016

Secretary of state says the outgoing Obama administration is determined to prevent Trump withdrawing the US from the landmark deal

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.