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Climate change adaptation

Lowering the risks posed by the consequences of climate change, carried out in response to or in anticipation of changes in climatic conditions

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Planning for Floods: Now or Never
F. Saeed; A.Q. Suleri; K.M. Salik / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2014
The year 2014 is the fifth consecutive year when Pakistan is undergoing extreme weather conditions. In July 2010, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Punjab provinces were affected by record rains causing heavy floods, 1700 deaths and dis...
Systematic Review Approach to identifying key trends in adaptation governance at the supranational level
L. Bizikova; D. Echeverría; A. Hammill / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
This working paper from CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) analyses literature on adaptation governance focused on food security at the supranational level. The researchers looked at looked...
The comparative turn in climate change adaptation and food security governance research
M. Purdon / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2014
This working paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) proposes that concepts and methods of comparative politics can shine light on political factors important for catalysing posit...
Climate change adaptation: improving environment through reduction in wood cutting and remission in greenhouse gases with introduction and promotion of energy efficient technologies - district Kohistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 2013
The natural disaster and conflict have brought changes in the physical, chemical and biological character of environment across the globe. Pakistan is one of the worst victims facing effects of climate change in spite of the factual s...
Using Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) to facilitate community decision making: a case study from the Vanuatu Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This report focuses on the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project in In Vanuatu, which focuses on coastal zone management, and specifically the coastal roads on the island of Epi, which are being damaged by flooding and c...
Local Exchange Systems – Designing Community Incentives: A Discussion on Alternate Economics to Strengthen Local Economy and Facilitate Sustainable Adaptation
M. Mathur; M. D'Cruz / Watershed Organisation Trust, 2014
This discussion paper argues that economic globalisation in its current form is a ‘centralising juggernaut’ which often causes large-scale resource depletion in remote eco-systems, unpredictable price variations in essenti...
The effectiveness of climate finance: a review of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
N. Canales Trujillo; S. Barrett; S. Nakhooda / Overseas Development Institute [ES], 2014
This working paper is one of a series of studies into the effectiveness of international climate funds using a common analytical framework. Its focus is the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), the largest multilateral adaptat...
Post-adaptation vulnerability of cereals to rainfall and temperature variability in the federal capital territory of Nigeria
S. Ishaya; S.M. Hassan; S.E. James / Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 2014
This study assessed the vulnerability of cereal yield to climate change. It aims to determine the level of climate variability, assessment of cereals yield sensitivity index, determining climate exposure index, determining adaptive ca...
Quantitative risk assessment of the effects of climate change on selected causes of death, 2030s and 2050s
S. Hales (ed); S. Kovats (ed); S. Lloyd (ed); D. Campbell-Lendrum (ed) / World Health Organization, 2014
This report summarises the potential impact of climate change on health and mortality for 2030 and 2050. It argues that better evidence is required regarding future risks to health from global climate change in order to inform ...
Options for Adaptation and Loss & Damage in a 2015 Climate Agreement
C. Okereke; P. Baral; Y. Dagnet / World Resources Institute [ES], 2014
This paper explores some of the key issues relating toadaptation and Loss and Damage (L&D) and outlines options for addressing them in the 2015 agreement. It should be noted that the aim of the paper is not to provide an argument ...
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