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Responding to climate change: UK international civil society organisations

IIED Briefing, -4 pages
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Climate change poses significant disruptions — both positive and negative — to development and the administration of official development assistance (ODA). Many UK-based international civil society organisations (ICSOs) have started integrating climate change into their work. Although plenty of~research has explored the synergies between development and climate change adaptation from a conceptual point of view, it has tended to dilute the experience of ICSOs on the ground. The new structure of climate finance, whereby assistance may be directed through governments, will have repercussions on ICSOs. This briefing aims to highlight some UK-based ICSOs’ experiences of integrating climate change into development work to help us understand how they can get involved in delivering and implementing climate-informed responses.

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