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Final report: Understanding the role of publicly funded premium subsidies in disaster risk insurance
This report investigates the role of public premium subsidies in increasing the uptake of disaster insurance. In particular, it investigates the effectiveness of premium subsidies as a mechanism for increasing demand for disaster insurance schemes.
Date Added: 16 Dec 2016
Expert advice on the climate change portfolio
This is a brief synopsis of the “Expert advice on the climate change portfolio” consultancy, which was completed for DFID by Evidence on Demand in April 2016.
Date Added: 30 Nov 2016
Energy Africa – Mozambique. Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of VAT an
This study has been commissioned to analyse the costs and benefits of removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) and import duties on household energy products of considerable importance to the majority of the population of Mozambique – solar photovoltaic (PV) lanterns, solar home systems and improved cookstoves to reduce firewood and/or charcoal requirements.
Date Added: 10 Nov 2016
Topic Resources. Infrastructure, health and environmental impacts: a nexus?
This presentation considers 4 examples of environmental risk factors to human health: air pollution; agrochemicals; waste; and human health and wellbeing in an urban context. These all create significant ‘emissions/waste’ or ‘unhealthy environments’ that produce substantial risk factors linked to negative human health outcomes.
Date Added: 09 Nov 2016
Ten frontier technologies for international development
This report is based on an extensive review of the literature on ten selected frontier technologies in the five areas - Manufacturing and consumption; Connectivity; Transportation and Logistics; Fresh Water; and Clean Energy and Air - as well as consultations with expert informants. It focuses on the potential of these technologies to positively contribute to development and humanitarian efforts.
Date Added: 08 Nov 2016
Learning Materials: Leaving no-one behind in the climate and environment context
In September 2015, the governments of 193 countries came together and agreed on 'Agenda 2030', a charter of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs), and made a commitment to ‘leaving no-one behind’. This commitment is to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from sustainable development processes and that no goal is deemed to be met unless met for all.These Learning Materials aim to help DFID advisers understand the concept of ‘leave no-one behind’ (LNB), and how climate and environment interventions can contribute to this objective.
Date Added: 08 Nov 2016
Electronic waste (e-waste) impacts and mitigation options in the off-grid renewable energy sector
This report looks at the impacts of off-grid solar household products at the end-of-life; the legal framework and recycling infrastructure in Africa, and lessons learned from country case studies in Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria. A number of policy recommendations are made.
Date Added: 26 Oct 2016
Quick Guide: Capacity of implementing agents and partners to manage climate and environment risks
This document provides an entry point to an interactive guide to assessing the Capacity of Implementing Agents and Partners to Manage Climate and Environment Risks.
Date Added: 20 Oct 2016
Topic Guide: Irrigation infrastructure for sustainable and improved agricultural productivity
The purpose of this Topic Guide is to provide basic information and stimulate thinking about: (i) irrigated agricultural systems and interventions to achieve sustainable increases in agricultural productivity, and (ii) how interventions in irrigation infrastructure and services can be designed and implemented to provide foundations for sustainable agricultural productivity and poverty reduction.
Date Added: 18 Oct 2016
Topic Guide: Earth observation in climate and environment development programmes
This document provides a summary of the “Topic Guide on Earth Observation in Climate and Environment Development Programmes”. In order to maximise the visual impact of EO data, as well as link out to a wide range of examples and case studies, this Topic Guide has been produced in Sway as an online, interactive report.
Date Added: 29 Sep 2016
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