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By the end of 2015, global policy processes on climate change, development and disasters will have set the stage for how the world responds to major challenges facing humanity. But science indicates that these topics are connected. How does climate change overlap with other agendas, what are the conflicts and how can they be aligned for joint action?
This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It features commentary by researchers and practitioners from institutions including the Center for Disaster Preparedness in the Philippines and the International Institute for Environment and Development in the UK. And it includes a visual account of how small-island states struggle to reconcile climate protection with development.