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13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
13.a Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalise the Green Climate Fund through its capitalisation as soon as possible
13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international,
intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

For more detail please visit: www.UN.org

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12 Apr 2017

Brexit Briefing: Environmental Law (July 2017)

This guide identifies key legal considerations for UK based international development organisations in light of Brexit in relation to environmental law and policy.

Brexit Briefing on UK Environmental Law

3 Jan 2017

What Lawyers Can Do About Climate Change

This paper relates to a joint A4ID/KCL workshop that examined climate change from a legal perspective.

The workshop was motivated by the developing reality that ‘climate change law’ is now extending beyond high-level international negotiations, environmental frameworks and legal campaigning to infiltrate daily legal practice and adjudicatory proceedings through a variety of legal sub-disciplines.

What Lawyers Can Do About Climate Change

22 Jul 2013

Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting on the London Stock Exchange

This guide provides an overview of the key reporting requirements in connection with environmental, social and governance issues applicable to companies traded on the London Stock Exchange.

London Stock Exchange ESG reporting

27 Sep 2012

What’s the Damage? Loss, Damage, and Microinsurance

This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, delivers an overview of the legal framework regulating mechanisms to address loss and damage arising from climate change.

In this presentation, Christoph Schwarte reviews how international law provides for compensation for victims of environmental damage, and outlines the objectives of the loss and damage working programme set up under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change to address harm arising from human-induced climate change. Drawing on the work of the working group, Christoph considers how insurance could play a role in supporting populations mitigate climate change risk.

Christoph Schwarte is the Executive Director of the Legal Response Initiative, a legal response network that provides legal advice to developing countries and NGOs involved in the international climate change negotiations.

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27 Sep 2012

Climate risks, loss & damage, and insurance: what are the legal needs?

This presentation, given at our Climate Change Knowledge Group, discusses the legal and regulatory environment in which microinsurance operates, and the legal needs of stakeholders.

In this presentation, Dr. Swenja Surminski examines the legal and regulatory issues that surround the implementation of microinsurance schemes in the developing world. Without understanding the legal needs of stakeholders and without an adequate system of legal safeguards, the world’s poorest (to whom insurance of any kind might be a new concept) cannot fully benefit from such schemes.

Swenja Surminski is a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. Swenja has been a member of the European Insurance Industry Climate Change Taskforce (CEA) and of the London Climate Change Partnership Steering Group, and regularly publishes papers on climate change and insurance.

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27 Sep 2012

Climate Microinsurance: What? Who? How?

In this presentation, Aaron Oxley considers the structure and operational practice of microfinance organisations, looking too at how the model is financed and at the role of key stakeholders from beneficiaries to NGOs and governments. Setting out some of the challenges for the microinsurance sector, Aaron considers how the biggest challenges for climate change microinsurance are the lack of accurate, timely data on weather patterns and the particular nature of climate change harm, in that it causes gradual rather than sudden harm, is difficult to insure.

Aaron Oxley is the Executive Director of RESULTS UK, a grassroots advocacy organisation based in the UK that generates the public and political will to end the root causes of hunger and poverty in the developing world.

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3 Oct 2010

Climate Change Legal Reference Guide: Water and Forestry

Author(s): Mayer Brown LLP, Progressio

Date produced: October 2010

Over the past century, it has become increasingly accepted that water resources and forests are not only integral to sustaining the existence of life on earth, but that these resources must be responsibly and sustainably managed in order to ensure they can continue to perform their vital functions for the generations of the future.

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