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To close the gap between humanitarian needs and available funding, the European Union should develop a long-term strategy as to how to engage with China on humanitarian matters. This paper suggests focusing the dialogue on the food security sector and anticipatory humanitarian aid.
Lehmann, Ina / Jean Carlo Rodríguez / Anna Spenceley (2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic is deeply intertwined with the global biodiversity crisis. The paper considers the pandemic’s economic implications for protected and other conserved areas in the Global South, and ramifications for tourism and wildlife trade, which are closely related to these areas.
Tapping climate finance for social protection through the Financial Mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement can help countries increase their capacities to tackle the social and intangible costs of climate change.
Ten years after the Tunisian Revolution, democratic politics are in flux. Despite regular rounds of free and fair elections, persistent political infighting, entrenched structural inequalities and widespread perceptions of corruption have posed real challenges to meaningful and popular democracy.
There is a need for greater transparency of the United Nation’s (UN) development work at the country level. Existing transparency arrangements in many cases fall short of creating a practically meaningful degree of transparency at the level of projects.
With inequality reduction now being officially and broadly recognised as a key development objective, simple, economical and quick methodologies to assess focus on this area are needed. The methodology presented herein allows to roughly assess potential impacts on inequality in such a fashion.
Urgently needed climate policies have not been yet sufficiently implemented due to their perceived negative social outcomes and their low public acceptability. Recent evidence from developing countries shows that climate and social goals are not mutually exclusive with appropriate policy mixes.
The application of Blockchain Technology in supply chains carries the promise of making supply chains more sustainable and inclusive. To achieve these goals, however, SMEs in developing countries have to be enabled to use the technology and all stakeholders should be included in the creation of the BT applications.
The support of smallholder farmers is indispensable for reaching many SDGs in the Global South. HOW to achieve that is subject to decade-old debates. The text sketches major positions, reflects them in light of smallholder realities, and tries a synthesis.