About the database

The database selected for the repository is Mendeley, an academic reference manager which organises documents and allows secure collaborative sharing of notes and annotations upon papers. 

It was important that the documents selected from the literature search be available for evaluation by a number of authors, which Mendeley’s ‘Groups’ function facilitates.

From an initial trawl of over 8500 papers, around 1200 were selected for categorisation and review and around 1000 have been installed in the repository.

Topics include:

  • Adaptation
  • Agriculture
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climate justice ‘Movement’
  • Economics
  • Ethical and philosophical approaches
  • Food security
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Legal perspectives
  • Low-carbon technology
  • Migration and conflict
  • Policy and governance
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD)
  • Social justice