Development, Climate and Environment: An Annotated Bibliography

Department For International Development

October 15
16:00 2019


Climate and the environment affect us all, as do any changes to them. Therefore, it is important to understand the basics on the causes of these changes, as well as how these changes affect people and the potential impacts, and how people are and can deal with these impacts. This reading list summarises topics of interest for all 13 cadres of DFID related to climate and the environment. Its purpose is to feed into the new K4D-DFID Learning Journey on Environment and Climate, and to support DFID in promoting seminars, workshops, and events over the coming months. The information on climate change and resilience included in this helpdesk report are taken from a variety of global sources, which were developed or designed for a range of audiences: young and old, academic and layperson, governments and the general public or a combination of these. An assortment of peer-reviewed research and graphic/visual evidence is supplied, some recommended by HOPs themselves. Of the thousands of official talks on, there are 1,149 results tagged with the word climate. Therefore, a select few of these videos are included for informative purposes. Online, local/country-based and international tools for monitoring and evaluation currently available for use are also highlighted. A section on gender also included, as it is a key issue that women will be more adversely affected by changes in climate and natural resources. Finally, a choice of potential solutions to dealing with various climate and environmental issues (as well as possible barriers to bear in mind), are listed, with supportive evidence.

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.


Tull, K. (2019). Development, Climate and Environment: An Annotated Bibliography. K4D Helpdesk Report 644. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

Development, Climate and Environment: An Annotated Bibliography

Published 23 July 2019