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Rupa Mukerji, June 2017 0

What contribution can climate policy make to poverty policy?

Rupa Mukerji, Co-Head Advisory Services, 2017 Climate and development policy are intimately linked. Scientific evidence regarding the reasons for climate change and its devastating impacts, especially on the poor, has been accumulating over the past 30 years and there is little uncertainty left about these linkages. For over two decades now, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (henceforth

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Rupa Mukerji, June 2017 1

Trump unites the world over climate change

There were three options for Donald Trump – to honor the Paris Agreement which of course he could not do, to stay within it and do nothing or to pull USA out of the agreement.  By opting for the third option he has united the world on enhancing their climate actions, including a large part

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Rupa Mukerji, November 2016 0

Paris Agreement and its promise to the poor

On a recent visit to Mali I met farmer Eromi Saanu, working in the hot April sun on his quarter hectare plot of land. He is a pioneer in his village in the practice of zai, a laborious way to grow a crop on dry, infertile soils. Working for over a month with just a

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Rupa Mukerji, December 2015 0
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Switzerland’s fair share

Climate adaption activities in Peru. Paris, in our minds is currently associated with dastardly acts of terrorism but very soon, it could forever be associated with an agreement that marks a large step forward in stopping the dangerous slide into inaction and blame games that have marked climate change negotiations in the past decade. The

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