Briefings, publications and reports


DEG Briefing: Managing water in a changing climate (PDF 277Kb)

Written by members of Bond’s UK Water Network

Water is the lifeblood of our planet, essential for both life and livelihoods. But the water system will be severely affected by climate change, causing increased drought and flooding and consequent impacts on health, sanitation and livelihoods. It is the world’s poorest people, living in the least productive and most fragile environments, who are particularly vulnerable to climatic impacts on water. Existing problems with how we allocate and control water use are likely to be exacerbated unless sustainable and equitable water management is prioritised in climate change policy.


DEG Briefing: Sustainable agriculture for poverty reduction and food security (PDF 306Kb)

briefingWritten by Ruth Fuller, WWF-UK and Richard Ewbank, Christian Aid

By 2050, the demand for food could increase by 70 per cent. Together with increased natural resource scarcity, climate change, environmental degradation and persistent hunger, this means that ‘business as usual’ in the agricultural sector is not an option. Small-scale farming produces more than 50 per cent of the world’s food, and provides a livelihood for 70 per cent of the world’s poor people; urgent action is needed to place sustainability and poverty reduction at the heart of the global food system.