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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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Valuing variability: new perspectives on climate resilient drylands development
2015
This book is a challenge to those who see the drylands as naturally vulnerable to food insecurity and poverty.  It argues that improving agricultural productivity in dryland environments is possible by working with cli...
Clever Name, Losing Game? How Climate Smart Agriculture is sowing confusion in the food movement
T. Anderson / ActionAid International, 2014
This report highlights questions being raised about the concept of ‘climate smart’ agriculture (CSA). It highlights that a number of industrialised countries, along with a number of agribusiness corporations, have p...
Climate-smart agriculture: a call to action
World Bank, 2011
This ‘beginner's guide’ to climate-smart agriculture has a focus on Africa. The publication argues that, because of the high vulnerability of rural populations to climate change, Africa stands to benefit from climat...
Climate-smart agriculture success stories from farming communities around the world
P. Neate; L. Holt (ed); A. Legroscollard (ed) / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2013
This report showcases 16 initiatives, from the Sahel to Vietnam, which are having a widespread impact on food security, adaptation to climate change and climate change mitigation, and improving the lives of people. These initia...
The costs of climate change impacts for India: a preliminary analysis
V. Chaturvedi / Council on Energy, Environment and Water, 2015
This working paper tries to estimate the cost of global climate change impacts for India. The study finds that climate change will result in significant economic losses for India across sectors, including agricultural productio...
The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals
A. Ansuategi; P. GreƱo; V. Houlden / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015
This report explores the relationship between the level of ambition in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the level of ambition in the global climate agreement, due to be agreed in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the...
A guide to INDCs: Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
E. Holdaway; C. Dodwell; K. Sura; H. Picot / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This guide is intended to support the preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) by Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It seeks to a...
Adaptation and mitigation initiatives in Philippine rice cultivation
E.B. Sibayan; R.C. Caguioa / United Nations Development Programme, 2015
This report presents a number of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA). The AMIA are designed for rice cultivation, a sector extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and commonly associated wi...
Towards a comprehensive Strategic Framework to Upscale and Out-scale EbA-driven agriculture In Africa
R. Munang; R. Mgendi; K. Alverson / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2015
This report aims to challenge the current food insecurity scenario in Africa by laying a case for a paradigm shift from current conventional agricultural approaches. It argues that current practices destroy ecosystems through u...
Tracking Adaptation Finance: An Approach For Civil Society Organizations To Improve Accountability For Climate Change Adaptation
A. Peterson Carvalho; P. Terpstra / Oxfam America, 2015
This guide is designed to help civil society organizations (CSOs) track climate change adaptation finance flows. It provides background information and describes a five-step process for tracking adaptation finance: Step 1:...
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