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A climate-compatible approach to development practice by international humanitarian NGOs

Clarke, Matthew and de Cruz, Ian 2015, A climate-compatible approach to development practice by international humanitarian NGOs, Disasters, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 19-34, doi: 10.1111/disa.12110.

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Title A climate-compatible approach to development practice by international humanitarian NGOs
Author(s) Clarke, Matthew
de Cruz, Ian
Journal name Disasters
Volume number 39
Issue number 1
Start page 19
End page 34
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-01
ISSN 1467-7717
Keyword(s) climate change
development approach
non-governmental organisation (NGO)
non-linear change
Altruism
Humans
International Cooperation
Organizations
Social Sciences
Planning & Development
Public Administration
NATURAL DISASTERS
Summary If current climate-change predictions prove accurate, non-linear change, including potentially catastrophic change, is possible and the environments in which international humanitarian NGOs operate will change figuratively and literally. This paper proposes that a new approach to development is required that takes changing climate into account. This 'climate-compatible approach' to development is a bleak shift from some of the current orthodox positions and will be a major challenge to international humanitarian NGOs working with the most vulnerable. However, it is necessary to address the challenges and context such NGOs face, and the need to be resilient and adaptive to these changes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/disa.12110
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30075031

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