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

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke, I de Cruz
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.

History

Journal

Disasters

Volume

39

Issue

1

Pagination

19 - 34

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

eISSN

1467-7717

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, The Authors