Pollution and Health

13 Jan 2009

Crises in environmental management have their greatest impact on the impoverished people of developing countries, where these crises are a barrier to reducing poverty.

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It focuses on information needs in planning for and reducing risks to current climate and future climate change. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It focuses on insurance as a means of spreading risk and supporting risk reduction and disaster management. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

• How insurance works;
• Challenges faced by insurance in developing countries; and
• New approaches to insurance in developing countries.

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It looks at the impact of climate change on the health of the poor. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

• Poverty and health;
• Impact of the current climate on health; and
• Impact of climate change on health.

Lastly, it advises on the implications of climate change for the health sector.

12 Jan 2009

The continent of Africa contains one-fifth of the world's surface and has some of the world's largest physical features, including deserts. The Sahara, which is located in the northern part of Africa, is the largest desert in the world. It also happens to be one of many deserts that are getting larger every year because of desertification.

This site contains a definition of desertification, and summarizes desertification issues in Africa.