Human-induced climate change is modifying patterns of extreme weather, including floods, cyclones and droughts. In many cases, climate change is making these hazards more intense, more frequent, less predictable and/or longer lasting. This magnifies the risk of “disasters” everywhere, but especially in those parts of the world where there are already high levels of human vulnerability.

Latest Publications

Pastoralists’ vulnerability in the Horn of Africa

  • Co-authors: Sara Pavanello
  • Published: November 2009

Poverty, vulnerability, and HIV and AIDS mainstreaming in Lesotho

  • Co-authors: Joanne Abbot, Mosele Lenka, PJ Lerotholi, Makojang Mahao and Sechaba Mokhamaleli
  • Published: October 2009

Food, nutrition and HIV

  • Published: October 2009

Working with Business

  • Countries: Ghana
  • Published: September 2009

Voices Against Violence: Rape as a weapon of war

  • Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Global
  • Published: July 2009

Climate-related vulnerability and adaptive capacity in Ethiopia's Borana and Somali communities

  • Countries: Ethiopia
  • Co-authors: IUCN, IISD, Save the Children
  • Published: June 2009