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*[http://www.undp.org/climatechange/adapt/ United Nations Development Programme on Adaption to Climate Change] *[http://www.undp.org/climatechange/adapt/ United Nations Development Programme on Adaption to Climate Change]
*[http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/idspublication/poverty-in-a-changing-climate Poverty in Climate Change. Institute of Development Studies] *[http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/idspublication/poverty-in-a-changing-climate Poverty in Climate Change. Institute of Development Studies]
-== Arguing for developed world climate aid ==+ 
 +== Resources on developing world responsibilities on climate aid ==
*[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070207171745.htm "Adaptation To Global Climate Change Is An Essential Response To A Warming Planet." ScienceDaily. Feb. 8, 2007] *[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070207171745.htm "Adaptation To Global Climate Change Is An Essential Response To A Warming Planet." ScienceDaily. Feb. 8, 2007]
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*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008]
*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007]
-== Arguing against climate aid ==  
-*[http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/us-fears-emission-exemptions-would-send-jobs-to-india-china_10038032.html "US fears emission exemptions would send jobs to India, China". Thaindian News. April 15th, 2008] 
-*[http://news.boloji.com/2008/04/19974.htm Arun Kumar. "US Fears Emission Exemptions Would Send Jobs to India, China". Boloji.com. April 15, 2008] 
-*[http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0510-worldbank.html "China and India show rapid increase in global warming emissions". World Bank. May 10, 2006] 
-*[http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=4200 "Japan Wants Developing Countries To Cut Down On Emissions". Japan Probe. April 5th, 2008.] 
-*[http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pdupont/ Pete Du Pont. "Bali Who?". Wall Street Journal. December 19, 2007] 
-== News stories on climate change adaptation responsibilities == 
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*[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007] *[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007]
*[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007] *[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007]

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This page is a portal for The People Speak's Spring 2010 Global Debates. It provides resources and links on the topics of the contest. The topic for this year's contest is:

"Annex I Countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should provide significantly increased aid to developing countries for the specific purpose of climate change adaptation."
See Debatepedia's pro/con article on the topic here.

Student participants will also be required to submit an adaptation plan for a specific country and the specific climate change threat we've paired with that country. Here are students' five options to choose from:

  1. Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought
  2. Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding
  3. Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)
  4. Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise
  5. Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

See links to resources for these scenarious at the bottom of the page.

Here is the guide and worksheet for constructing your climate change adaptation plan:

Below are links to resources that will be of use to both the larger debate topic and to the country-specific and scenario-specific plans.

Good starting places

Primary resources (reports and studies)

Resources on developing world responsibilities on climate aid

Resources for country-specific scenarios

Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought

Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding

Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)

Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise

Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

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