Learning to tackle climate change
IDS and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are today launching a new learning resource to support ongoing learning on climate change.
Climate change requires international development organisations to pay greater attention to reflection and learning. This is due to limited experience of the best ways to tackle climate change, and different understandings of the problem and its solution. Climate change also creates additional sources of uncertainty, cuts across different sectors and has impacts on local, national and international scales.
The resource is designed to be used by those inside and outside DFID in order to develop their own learning journey, regardless of their country, context or level of personal expertise. It reflects the combined knowledge of DFID staff and external experts generated over two years through the IDS-led Learning Hub programme.
IDS Research Fellow Tom Tanner, who led the Learning Hub programme said: ‘Too often we approach climate change from the perspective of climate science and technical solutions. This new resource helps the reader by situating learning on climate change within personal and organisational context.’
The Learning Hub for Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development linked up internal DFID knowledge with external expertise through reflection and joint problem solving on climate change and development. The Hub was structured around four themed learning cycles:
- Approaches to Planning for Climate Change
- Tackling Poverty in a Changing Climate
- Low Carbon Energy and Development
- Climate Change in Difficult Environments.
About the new resource
The resource is presented in the form of an interactive PDF. The sections of this PDF help the reader to reflect on different aspects of climate change and development in relation to their own work. Each section can be read individually and in any order depending on the reader's learning needs.
Clickable links between sections are embedded in the PDF, as well as links to themed outputs from the Learning Hub that include thematic Bridging Papers, Learning Notes, Case Study Notes, Briefing Notes and Research Papers.
Teresa Durand, Gender Adviser at DFID and a user of the new resource said: ‘I think the E-book is an excellent interactive resource: not only is the format great, but I also found that the Policy Briefs and Case Studies were short, sweet and clear.’
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helps the reader by situating learning on climate change within personal and organisational context
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