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July's 42 Top Resources: Climate Change & Finance | Adaptation | REDD+ | Gender | Agriculture | Livelihood

July's 42 Top Resources: Climate Change & Finance | Adaptation | REDD+ | Gender | Agriculture | Livelihood

Special July Newsletter on the Best New Resources for Adaptation, Development, Sustainability and Nonprofit Programs

We have so many excellent resources come through CSDi that we periodically compile them and share them in an occasional, special newsletter.

Please note: web addresses change frequently – if one doesn't work simply type the resource title into your browser.

If one of these scenarios applies to you—then one of our training programs would be perfect for you.
  • Are you considering a career change, a new job search, or vying for a promotion?
  • Would you like to boost your proposal writing & project management skill sets to raise more funds?
  • Would you like to learn more about designing and implementing Community Based Development projects?
CSDi summer training programs begin on August 5. Learn More.
 
In its first 12 days after launch, 600 people interested in international development enrolled in 'How to Design and Fund International Development Projects.' As a Thank You for being a subscriber, you can enroll too in this new professional development course—at 50% off.
Normally $98, as a CSDi membership benefit, get a $49 off coupon to 'How to Design and Fund International Development Projects'. This coupon is only available in this email: just click on the arrow to retrieve it. This is a limited time offer.
 
 
JULY'S 42 TOP RESOURCES
1. CLIMATE CHANGE
100 Projects: 3 Year Summary Of Partner Field Projects
Center for Sustainable Development
 
Become a CSDi Field Partner: New Field Partner Program
Center for Sustainable Development
 
U.N. climate panel: Governments must do more in face of dire global-warming threats
Darryl Fears
Washington Post
April 13, 2014
 
Water & Climate Risks Facing U.S. Corn Production
Brooke Barton
Ceres
2014
 
CSDi Distance Learning Summer Academy in climate change, adaptation and DRR.Courses begin August 5.
 
2. CLIMATE FINANCE
The best of capitalism is over for rich countries – and for the poor ones it will be over by 2060
Paul Mason
The Guardian
July 2014
 
Financial Engineering of Climate Investment in Developing Countries
Dr. Sren E. Latken
Anthem Press
June 2014
 
Key Issues Guide on Climate Finance
Overseas Development Institute Produced by: Eldis Programme
2013
 
Can carbon revenues help transform household energy markets? Lessons from India & Kenya
Lambe, F., M. Jürisoo, C.M. Lee, and O. Johnson
SEI
2014
 
New OECD/IEA analysis - Scaling up climate finance; Accounting post-2020 mitigation contributions; Designing the 2015 climate change agreement
OECD/IEA
June 2014
 
3. ADAPTATION
Ecosystem- and community-based adaptation: learning from natural resource management
Hannah Reid
IIED
June 2014
 
Participatory Mapping for adaptation to climate change: the case of Boe Boe, Solomon Islands
Piccolella, A.
Knowledge Management for Development Journal
2013
 
Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives. A UNDP Toolkit for Practitioners
Alain Lafontaine, Carolina Vergara, and Gaétan Quesne, Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel
UNDP
2010
 
Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning for Community-based Adaptation - Revised
CARE's Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network
July 2014
 
4. REDD+
On the Road to REDD+ -- UN-REDD Programme support to REDD+ readiness 2008-2013
Christopher Cosslett
Geneva: The UN REDD Programme
2014
 
Implementing REDD+
Isilda Nhantumbo
IIED
April 2014
 
5. CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
Improving agricultural extension. A reference manual-Chapter 21: Establishing and strengthening farmer organisations
Shankariah Chamala and P.M. Shingi
FAO
2005
 
Climate Change, food security and small-scale producers
Sonja Vermeulen, in association with Pramod Aggarwal, Bruce Campbell, Edward Davey, Elwyn Grainger-Jones and Xiangjun Yao
CGIAR
April 2014
 
Climate-Smart Agricultural Sourcebook; FAO 2013
FAO
 
Save and Grow – A new paradigm for agriculture. A Policy Maker’s guide to sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production
FAO
2011
 
Impact of global warming on food security in vulnerable areas in Africa
Sandro Calmanti
Wetlands International
June 2014
 
Family Farming and Research
Agropolis International
June 2014
 
GM crops won't help African farmers
Million Belay and Ruth Nyambura
The Guardian
June 2013
 
The Impact of Compost Use on Crop Yields in Tigray, Ethiopia, 2000-2006 inclusive
Sue Edwards, Arefayne Asmelash, Hailu Araya and Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher
Third World Network TWN
2009
 
Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture
Olivia Maes
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
July 2014
 
Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets and the Implications for Extension and Advisory Services
Shaun Ferris, Peter Robbins, Rupert Best, Don Seville, Abbi Buxton, Jefferson Shriver and Emily Wei
MEAS
May 2014
 
6. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Climate Change: Implications for Agriculture
Olivia Maes
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
July 2014
 
7. WATER
Co-optimizing Solutions: Water and Energy for Food, Feed and Fiber
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
May 2014
 
Water for Food
Future of Food: Journal for Food, Agriculture and Society
July 2014
 
Watered Down? A review of social and environmental safeguards for large dam projects
Jamie Skinner, Lawrence J. Haas
IIED
May 2014
 
8. PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT
Community and Participation in water resources management: gendering and nurturing development debates from Bangladesh
1. Sultana, Farhana
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
2008
 
9. GENDER
Training Manual and Training Video on Social and Gender Equity in the Context of Forests and Climate Change
Karen Edwards, Ronnakorn Triraganon, Rejani Kunjappan
RECOFTC
2014
 
10. BIODIVERSITY
Mainstreaming biodiversity and development
IIED
May 2014
 
Addressing climate change: Why biodiversity matters
UNEP WCMC
June 2014
 
Handbook on Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Wetland Education Centres
Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Environmental Ecosystem Research Foundation
June 2014
 
11. INDIGENOUS AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
Testing focus groups as a tool for connecting indigenous and local knowledge on abundance of natural resources with science-based land management systems
Finn Danielsen, Per M. Jensen, Neil D. Burgess, Indiana Coronado, Sune Holt, Michael K. Poulsen, Ricardo M. Rueda, Thomas Skielboe, Martin Enghoff,LouiseH.Hemmingsen, Marten Sørensen, & Karin Pirhofer-Walzl
Conservation Letters
March 2014
 
12. YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Blazing the Trail: A New Direction For Youth Development & Leadership; Summit Report
Hare, R., & Richards, C.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Institute for Educational Leadership
2007
 
A handbook for children and young people’s participation; Perspectives from Theory and Practice
Ed: Barry Percy-Smith & Nigel Thomas
Routledge
2010
 
Mauritius: Education for Sustainability
Ed: J. Harmon
Department of Applied Pedagogy, Institut Cardinal Jean Margéot
2014
 
13. DRR
Shelter projects 2010
Esteban Leon, Graham Saunders and Monica Noro
UNHCR-UNHABITAT-IFRedCross
2012
 
Early Warning Practices can save lives: selected examples
UNISDR
2010
 
14. MONITORING & EVALUATION
International and donor agency portfolio evaluations: Trends in monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation programmes
Dennis Bours, Colleen McGinn, Patrick Pringle
SEA Change and UKCIP
2014
 
15. WATER & SANITATION
Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition
Gardiner Harris
New York Times
July 13, 2014
 
12. SUMMER QUARTER
 
CSDi Summer Quarter Final Call: Training programs begin August 5.
 
Become the Solution. 18 distance training programs starting in the next 2 weeks. Learn more about becoming part of the solution to the challenges faced by nonprofits and NGOs.
 
Which training track best fits your organization's current need:
1. New Project. Design a sustainable, impact oriented project from scratch. Read more.
2. Pre-launch.  Fine-tune a project you are about to launch to increase its impact and sustainability. Read more.
3. Projects in process.  Fine-tune a project in process to solve challenges with the project and increase its impact. Read more.
 
If one of the tracks above fulfills organizational need, then the training and consulting programs offered below are for you. Simply use these programs to further develop and organize your project; and then work with our expert consultants to perfect it.
 
"Tim Magee, and his colleagues at CSDi, are to be commended for producing a change in the way development is practiced, and so directly contribute to the improvement of millions of lives around the world."

Howard White
Executive Director, 3ie
 
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We look forward to working with you in our training programs.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tim Magee, Executive Director
 
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.
 
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