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ODI at COP27

Explore our analysis and rolling commentary on the big issues at stake at this year's conference in Egypt.

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Think Change podcast: the climate and conflict double challenge – has COP27 delivered?

This episode assesses what progress COP27 made in supporting climate change adaptation in conflict-affected countries.
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Mayors from Africa and Europe unite for climate justice

Cities are hotspots of vulnerability and risk and African cities are disproportionately suffering the impact of the climate crisis, having done little to contribute to it. At a time when we see entrenched divisions and inequality between Africa and Europe, mayors from both continents are working together for climate justice.

Speaking from the Africa-Europe Mayors’ Dialogue this film features: Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown; Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan; Talib Ahmed Bensouda, Lord Mayor of Kanifing; Elizabeth Sackey, Mayor of Accra; Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol.

Climate finance

International climate finance is essential to delivering just energy transitions. But the current system is inequitable: most wealthy countries are not paying their fair share of the $100 billion climate finance goal.

A fair share of climate finance?

The latest evidence shows Australia, Canada and the US continue to fall massively short on paying their fair share of the $100 billion international climate finance goal.

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Country platforms for climate action: something borrowed, something new?

This report examines different visions for "country platforms" and proposes a new taxonomy to understand how they might compare.

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Our climate finance experts

Just energy transitions

Low-carbon transitions must be designed and delivered with care to secure popular support and redress historical injustices.

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Think Change podcast: what’s causing the energy crisis?

This podcast examines the causes of the UK's energy crisis, how the government should respond and likely implications for its climate commitments.
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The Climate Transparency Report 2022

The Climate Transparency Report is the world’s most comprehensive annual review of G20 countries’ climate action and their transition to a net-zero emissions economy.

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Our fossil fuels experts

Urban transitions

Over 70% of global CO2 emissions can be attributed to urban areas. Our analysis focuses on how they can be supported to deliver on their immense potential to tackle the climate crisis.

Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity

This report outlines the immense social and economic benefits of creating compact, connected and clean cities with net-zero emissions.

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Our urban transitions experts

Climate adaptation, loss and damage

How to finance adaptation in a changing world, and how to compensate for climate-related loss and damage, will be key issues at COP27. Our work focuses on opportunities for inclusive and climate-resilient economic transformation, particularly in blind spots such as conflict-affected states.

Embracing discomfort: A call to enable finance for climate-change adaptation in conflict settings

People living in places affected by conflict are among the world’s most vulnerable and least ready to adapt to an increasingly unpredictable and extreme climate. Yet they remain largely excluded from accessing finance for climate adaptation. Urgent action is needed to remedy this situation.

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Floods create fresh catastrophe for South Sudan on its difficult journey from war to peace

Our adaptation experts

Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States are considered some of the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. We work with these countries to build resilience and create sustainable economic development.

Resilient and Sustainable Islands Initiative (RESI)

RESI is a global advisory network which aims to improve the conditions under which Small Island Developing States can achieve financial sustainability, environmental justice, international alliances and equitable societies.

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Caribbean Comeback podcast

How Caribbean countries are recovering from hurricanes and volcanic crises, adapting to climate change, and producing lessons for Covid-19 recovery around the world.

This podcast is hosted by Jamaican journalist Paula-Anne Porter Jones, in conversation with co-directors of the Caribbean Resilience and Recovery Knowledge Network (CRRKN) Emily Wilkinson from ODI, and Donovan Campbell from The University of the West Indies.

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