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Call for Applications: 2015 Resilience Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Resilience Academy 2015 in Bangladesh and the Resilience Academy 2016 in Germany will produce, combine and share knowledge about enhancing livelihood resilience to minimize loss and damage. “Enhancing Resilience to minimize Loss and Damage – Providing Knowledge for the UNFCCC”Loss and damage is an emerging topic in climate change negotiations, research, policy and implementation…

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2014 Resilience Academy: Participant Pledges

The Resilience Academy was held in Frauenwörth Abbey on the Fraueninsel on Lake Chiemsee earlier this year. Organised by the Munich Re Foundation, the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and ICCCAD, applications for the Resilience Academies run every two years with participants meeting the first year in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the second…

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No time for another Copenhagen

(This article was originally published on Elders.org, available here) The twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held in Lima, Peru over the next twelve days, marks well over two decades of global negotiations to tackle the problem of human induced climate change. Significantly for me,…