The 2014 CAPE conference: Does money matter? The role of finance in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00

Will money matter for the future of development? When much of the wider discourse is focused on how to raise more money, the 2014 CAPE conference will ask what sort of difference that money can make in practice.

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Finding ‘evidence’ for what works in security and justice programming

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
​​This session will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ in justice and security programming. Using the categories of proof, principle and plausibility, the session will reframe the question of ‘what works’ by broadening it to the question of ‘why something might plausibly work’ and why on some issues neither research nor practice seems to be able to learn.
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Senior Leadership Programme on Risk Management and Disaster Response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2014-10-13 00:00
​The Senior Leadership Programme on Disaster Response and Risk Management in Beijing is aimed at experienced professionals and senior leaders from Chinese government agencies, international organisations and the private sector with 10+ years of experience who wish to enhance their ability to lead during crises such as natural disasters in China and across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Global value chains in Asia: Is everyone benefitting?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2014-09-05 00:00
​The seminar will discuss critical issues for inclusive growth in Asia and the rest of the developing world.

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How to ensure accountability and oversight in security and justice programming

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2014-09-01 00:00
​A number of major UK and internationally delivered security and justice programmes have been characterised by a lack of focus on issues of accountability. In this event, Piet Biesheuvel will outline multiple models of accountability, and how accountability affects major security and justice actors. 

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Aid in danger: Violence against aid workers and the future of humanitarianism

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:00
​On World Humanitarian Day join us for the launch of 'Aid in Danger: The Perils and Promise of Humanitarianism' - a hard look at violent attacks against aid workers on the frontlines of humanitarian crises.
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Incredible Budgets - budget credibility in theory and practice

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:00

​In many countries, particularly low-income and/or fragile states, national budgets are often poor predictors of revenue and expenditure. This roundtable will bring together CAPE staff, academics and public financial management practitioners to discuss why, in spite of this considerable effort to strengthen budget credibility, do many governments still struggle to execute their budget to plan?

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Are we getting things done? Rethinking operational leadership

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:00

What does good leadership look like in humanitarian operations? How can we promote it? Join us for a panel discussion to launch ALNAP's new study, where we will discuss the findings of our literature review, survey and interviews into effective leadership.

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Forest cover grows in state: CM

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:00
Solan, July 24: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, had been relaxed for development projects involving one hectare forest land and the state government would be
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Who, What, When, Where: Mapping for Urban Humanitarian Response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2014-07-24 00:00
​Mapping is increasingly used by humanitarians seeking to understand complex environments and systems. Presented by ALNAP as part of our ongoing urban webinar series, this webinar looks at the use of mapping in urban humanitarian response. Two presentations, from World Vision GIS Expert Gabriele Almon and from an urban asessment expert from REACH Initiative, will be followed by a Q&A session and chance for the audience to share their own experiences mapping urban response. 
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Strengthening partnership in China

ICIMOD - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:15
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BJD Questions Green Clearance to Polavaram Without Hearing

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday raised the issue of environmental clearance given to Polavaram project without public hearing and asked the Government to explain how the final clearance was given
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Asaram Bapu's ashram made certain violations on central ridge: Government

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
An official committee has found that the ashram of controversial godman Asaram Bapu on the ecologically sensitive central ridge of Delhi has made "certain violations", Lok Sabha was informed today.
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Green cheer: Census reveals city has over 4.55 lakh trees

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
Thane: A recent census of the tree population in Thane has revealed that the green cover here has exceeded 4.55 lakh. The tree tally in the city has recorded an impressive growth by more than 1.23 lakh
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State diverts 2,000 ha of forest land

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
Greens Cry Foul Over Undue Rush To Approve Plans The state forest department has cleared as many as 32 proposals seeking diversion of over 2,000 hectares of forest land for other purposes in the last
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This monsoon, Delhi to get 2.2 lakh plants

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
The forest department is planning to make the most of the monsoons — it is gearing up to plant 2,20,000 saplings in different parts of the city. The rain makes the soil moist and more conducive for plants
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CEC postpones hearing on illegal mining

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
Odisha yet to send detail report on rule violation sought by the probe team The Central Empowered Committee (CEC), appointed by Supreme Court, has postponed its hearing on illegal mining cases in Odisha
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SC gives green signal to cut 697 trees for wider road to Taj

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:00
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the go ahead for felling of 697 trees in over four hectares of protected forests in the Taj Trapezium zone for better connectivity across Agra, Gwalior and Mumbai.
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Boko Haram is a vicious sideshow - blame Nigeria's elite

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:00
Nigeria's political elite needs to rethink its neglect of education. National security, stability and shared prosperity cannot be built on a school system that destroys the potential of so many of its children.
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Adaptive Policy Analysis of Mining Policies in Saskatchewan

IISD - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:50
The Adaptive Design and Policy Assessment Tool (ADAPTool) is an Excel-based online tool developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and partners as a structured guide through an assessment process that compares existing policies and programs to the characteristics of adaptive policies. ADAPTool assesses policies or programs in relation to a defined stressor or external change. It produces two kinds of assessments: 1) it gauges the ability of existing policies or programs to support adaptation measures undertaken in response to the specified stressor by the policy target groups; 2) it assesses the general adaptability of the policies or programs themselves, which is to say, whether they are likely to respond well under the influence of the defined changes as well as under unforeseeable changes in the future. ADAPtool builds on IISD-led research on Creating Adaptive Policies.

In this pilot application, ADAPtool for existing policies was applied to a suite of...
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