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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Tom Mitchell
Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

Head of Programme, Climate and Environment
Dr. Tom Mitchell is Head of Climate Change at ODI, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies. He is also a Senior Advisor in the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, in which he oversees the research and knowledge management components. Tom is a serving IPCC WG2 Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters and a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. His research is focused on climate-related disaster risk management, adaptation finance and the links between climate action and poverty reduction.

Disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Publication - Briefing papers - 12 December 2013
Mark Pelling, Reid Basher, Joern Birkmann, Susan Cutter, Bina Desai, SHM Fakhruddin, Ferruccio Ferrugini, Tom Mitchell, Tony Oliver-Smith, John Rees, Kuniyoshi Takeuchi
Prepared by experts associated with the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme for the Seventh Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 6-10 January 2014, this brief looks at disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. It summarises them in terms of increasing disaster impacts, underlying risk factors, the disaster risk process and risk management, linkages with climate change, and targets and indicators.
Tom Mitchell

Climate talks: will the COP19 debate in Warsaw help poor countries? – podcast

Opinion - Podcasts and audio - 11 November 2013
In this podcast ODI's Head of Climate Change and Environment joins Guardian journalist Hugh Muir, John Vidal the Guardian's environment editor, Monica Araya a climate change specialist from Costa Rica, and Amal-Lee Amin, an associate director of the E3G environmental thinktank, to explore what we might expect from the UN climate change talks in Warsaw.
Tom Mitchell

The climate emergency

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 11 November 2013

With the full picture of devastation only now unfolding in the Philippines provinces of Leyte and Samar, the sheer scale of the relief and recovery effort is becoming evident. The typhoon disaster may well turn out to be the most expensive in the history of the Philippines, in terms of both human lives and economic damage. For a country that prides itself on the quality of its disaster-risk management, this is a bitter blow and undoubtedly people will ask what went wrong. For the rest of us there is a risk that this may be a sign of things to


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