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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 draws on experience in disaster management and social protection to explore ways of reducing the impacts of climate change on the poor. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

13 Jan 2009

In the world's poorest countries, pollution is responsible for a significant percentage of illness and death. In a single province in India, 80% of morbidity and mortality can be attributed to unsafe drinking water. Meanwhile, indoor air pollution caused by burning solid fuels (in kitchens, for example) is estimated to claim over 1 million lives each year.

13 Jan 2009

This study captures and highlights the major results of USAID’s efforts in ensuring that communities benefit from natural forest management. The history of USAID forestry programs is chronicled in this summary (Volume One); the complete study (Volume Two: Study Results and Volume Three: Focus Country Profiles); the accompanying bibliographic database; and other materials, which are designed to assist the agency in formulating and evaluating policy and programmatic recommendations for future natural forest management programming.

13 Jan 2009

Poor households in Bangladesh depend heavily on wood, dung and other biomass fuels for cooking. This paper provides a detailed analysis of the implications for indoor air pollution, drawing on new monitoring data for respirable airborne particulates (PM10) in a large number of Bangladeshi households.