New York- May 4th, 2012

The Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide*, in collaboration with experts in the field, has published two key issues guides on Disaster Risk Reduction and Gender.

Disaster Risk Reduction

In response to the recently published IPCC special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, an Eldis key issues guide on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been developed in collaboration with an expert in this field. With DRR rapidly becoming a key issue in development and climate change policy, this guide presents a critical overview of current DRR practice and policy, highlights new emerging trends and recommends further reading.

Link: bit.ly/EldisDRR

Gender and Climate Change

Contributing to discussions at the 56th Commission of the Status of Women, a key issues guide on gender and climate change has been produced in collaboration with the BRIDGE programme. The guide advocates for an approach where: women and men have an equal voice in decision-making on climate change; policymaking institutions and processes are not biased towards men or women; and broad social constraints that limit women’s access to strategic and practical resources no longer exist.

Link: bit.ly/genderandclimate

Eldis Key Issues Guides (KIGs) are brief introductory guides that present a balanced view of the different ideas and debates around a particular issue. They are aimed at users with some general understanding of climate change and development issues. In particular they target development professionals working in the formulation of good policy and project design.

For a quick overview of the different key issues guides available on the Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide, please go to: http://bit.ly/keyissuesguide

*The Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide is funded by CDKN.

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