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With support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) this Guide focuses on adaptation, mitigation & development. It particularly looks at the relationship between climate change and other development sectors such as agriculture & food security, natural resource management, poverty & vulnerability, governance, health, gender, finance, & low carbon energy.
Making the case: why social learning is valuable for climate change decision-making
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Cecilia Schubert from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) discusses how social learning can be just as valuable as a new, avant-garde climate-modelling tool when it comes to climate change decision-making. Despite being a somewhat 'soft' social science approach in a highly technology-focused sphere, Cecilia presents why social learning has a lot to offer the climate change agenda as well as more general sustainable rural development work.

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Crop adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid zone in Tanzania: the role of genetic resources and seed systems
O.T. Westengen; A.K. Brysting 2014
Background Rural livelihoods relying on agriculture are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Climate models project increasingly negative effects on maize and sorghum production in sub-Saharan Africa. We present a case st...
How does climate change alter agricultural strategies to support food security?
P. Thornton; L. Lipper / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014
The purpose of the paper is to identify how climate change affects how people should approach the process of transforming agricultural systems (including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) to support global food security and po...
The land-use sector within the post-2020 climate regime
C. Parker; E. Merger; C. Streck / Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014
This report analyses the current status of the land-use sector under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, and formulates options for how various incentives and systems could be harmonised u...
Rural Peoples’ Perception to Climate Variability/Change in Cross River State-Nigeria
C.A. Egbe; M.A. Yaro; A.E. Okon; F.E. Bisong / Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2014
This study attempts to assess perception level of rural people to climate change in selected communities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Results showed 71.7 per cent of the people are aware of climate change. They also indicated that t...
Climate change adaptation strategies through indigenous knowledge system: Aspect on agro-crop production in the flood prone areas of Bangladesh
M.A. Al Mamun; M.A. Al Pavel / Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2014
This study explores the climate change adaptation strategies for agro crop production and assesses the financial suitability through indigenous knowledge in flood prone areas of Bangladesh. Different types of adaptation strategies for...
Community based forest biomass monitoring: Training of trainers manual
K. Edwards; H. Scheyvens; J. Stephenson; T. Fujisak / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan, 2014
Community Based Forest Biomass Monitoring (CBFBM) is the monitoring of forest biomass by communities. It is a form of monitoring that ultimately aims to be ‘driven’ and ‘owned’ by the local communities and &lsq...
Achieving sustainable development in Africa: Progress, challenges and prospects
A. Ahenkan; A. Osei-Kojo / International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 2014
This study analyses the achievement of sustainable development in Africa using the qualitative paradigm. Using secondary data, the study results are taken to suggest mixed indicators for the progress of Sustainable Development in Afri...
Capacity needs for greenhouse gas measurement and performance tracking
J. Finnegan (ed); T. Damassa (ed); K. Deangelis (ed); K. Levin (ed) / World Resources Institute [ES], 2014
This working paper summarises the results of scoping research to assess capacity needs in six countries—Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand—related to greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and performa...
How to scale out community-based adaptation to climate change
E. Gogoi; M. Dupar; L. Jones / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This working paper explores the ‘scaling out’ of community-based adaptation (CBA) pilots, which is defined as ‘more quality benefits to more people over a wider geographical area, more equitably, more quickly, and mo...
Amazonian policy and politics, 2003-13: deforestation, hydropower and biofuels
E. Viola; L. Baso / Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre, 2014
In the period 2003-13 Brazil experienced important economic and political developments: it became a much more relevant international player; its economy entered the world’s top ten; and society became more politically active and...
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