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DFID research: New Learning Resource to Support and Tackle Climate Change

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Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and DFID launch new learning resource to support ongoing learning and development on climate change.

On the 4th July, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and DFID launched a new learning resource to support ongoing learning and development on climate change. The joint initiative has identified that climate change requires greater attention to reflection and learning from international development organisations, due to limited experience and knowledge on the best ways to tackle climate change and the differing perspectives of the problems and solutions.

The learning resource is presented in the form of an interactive PDF; clickable links between sections are embedded, as well as links to themed outputs from the Learning Hub. The resource aims to encourage, enable, exemplify and engage. This shared narrative and vision is required to facilitate leadership to drive change through organisations.

The resource combines the knowledge of DFID staff and external experts generated over two years through the IDS led learning hub programme. Together they have identified the uncertainty around climate change and have created ways in which change can be channeled. By using an integrated approach and making use of networks, this resource is especially important for tackling climate change because it cuts across different sectors and has impacts locally, nationally and internationally.

The Learning Hub Program was structured around four themed learning cycles:

  1. Approaches to Planning for Climate Change
  2. Tackling Poverty in a Changing Climate
  3. Low Carbon Energy and Development
  4. Climate Change in Difficult Environments

You can download both high and low bandwidth versions of the interactive publication below. Please note, it is recommended to use a minimum of ADOBE Reader 9 to access this resource:

Learning to Tackle Climate Change (high bandwidth version) 26.2Mb pdf

Learning to Tackle Climate Change (low bandwidth version) 2.8Mb pdf