The planet is facing an existential climate crisis. International law already contains obligations to prevent harm to the environment and protect human rights, but how can these obligations be used to spur transformative climate action by states?
76th Session of the UN's General Assembly
September 20 - 27
The world's leaders are coming together to discuss solutions to some of the world's greatest crises. Our work offers evidence to how we can tackle the injustice and inequalities facing people and planet.
A fair share of climate finance
Wealthy countries missed the target of committing $100 billion a year to address the needs of lower-income countries. They look set to fall short again in 2021. New research each country’s fair share of the climate finance goal.
ODI on Climate change
How much progress are we making on the third long-term goal of the Paris Agreement?
Following the UN climate change conference (COP27) and biodiversity conference (COP15) in 2022, ODI asked Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities groups for their view of the progress on commitments made.
Methodological guidance to assess the value for money of premium and capital support towards climate and disaster risk finance and insurance
This report contributes to the practical implementation of the ‘Value for Money’ (VfM) principle, which describes the impact each dollar of premium and capital subsidies (PCS) has on the resilience of poor and vulnerable countries and people. Aiming to inform allocation decisions, it provides a framework and methodology for the ex-ante assessment of the VfM of PCS options.
Bad for budgets, bad for the vulnerable, bad for the climate: governments must not resort to fossil fuel subsidies to tackle the energy crisis, argues Archie Gilmour
Event: Macro-economic policy for a rainbow recovery
As policy makers convene for the UNGA, it is essential that decisions are informed by the experiences of those in the most vulnerable economies.
We convened researchers and government officials from the Global South to discuss how to drive forward a ‘rainbow recovery’ which is transformative, green and inclusive.
A New Compact for Resilient Economies and Societies
Sara Pantuliano speaks at WEF's Sustainable Development Impact Summit on how the current multilateral structures are not delivering. "Coalitions must use the transformative power of technology to help the world’s most vulnerable."
Delivering the global reset
Our challenge to decision-makers and thought leaders to think differently and achieve radical yet realistic measures for systemic change.
ODI on Human rights
Labour migration in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam: migrants’ vulnerabilities and capacities across the labour migration cycle
This thematic brief sets out these vulnerabilities and the exploitation to which they can lead, as well as labour migrants’ capacities to protect themselves, drawing on research in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Labour exploitation and trafficking in persons are complex problems. The factors that shape vulnerabilities to labour exploitation and trafficking in persons cut across different political, economic, social and cultural institutions and structures.
Re-shaping the migration story: let's begin to centre the hopes, decisions, and experiences of those on the move
International humanitarian actors have a key role to play as part of the wider collective of protection advocates. But are they playing their part and, more crucially, are they having any impact? If not, why not, and what needs to be done to turn that around?
A look at how to challenge the foundations of dysfunctional, dangerous anti-immigration policies, which are based on an assumption that everyone outside Europe seeks to move there.
Advocating together to strengthen protection: collective efforts of international and national organisations
This briefing note explores collective advocacy efforts in protection between international and national actors.
ODI on Humanitarian
Displacement is on the rise. By mid-2022, an estimated 103 million people had been displaced – an increase of more than 15% compared to 2021, and the ‘largest ever increase between years’, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Reproductive justice, sexual rights and bodily autonomy in humanitarian action: what a justice lens brings to crisis response
Life-saving SRHR services are often critically overlooked, underfunded and even resisted in humanitarian crises. This paper argues that humanitarian response must be one piece of a wider, interconnected puzzle that places bodily autonomy at the centre of action.
This paper focuses on challenges, barriers and enabling factors involved in strengthening humanitarian leadership of protection as a central tenet of humanitarian action.
Social cohesion is loosely understood as the quality of relationships between different groups of people, and between those groups and the institutions that govern them. This paper explores how social cohesion is understood, operationalised, influenced and problematised in displacement settings.
Social protection response to Covid-19 and beyond
This research project examines social protection measures adopted since the onset of the pandemic, with the aims of promoting policy learning and helping ensure countries are better equipped with inclusive, adaptive and sustainable social protection systems moving forward.