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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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The ocean and us: how healthy marine and coastal ecosystems support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
C. Neumann (ed) / GRID Arendal 2015
The ocean has been a cornerstone of human development throughout the history of civilization. People continue to come to the coasts to build some of the largest cities on the planet, with thriving economies, culture and communities. O...
Green Growth strategy for Karnataka
Green Growth Knowledge Platform 2014
Karnataka’s importance to India’s economic progress has been well established. As one of the industrial powerhouses of the nation, and a leader in the service and IT industries, the state’s continued development is inte...
The year that shook the rich: a review of natural disasters in 2011
Brookings Institution 2012
From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to fourteen disasters causing over a billion dollars each in damage in the United States, 2011 was particularly damaging for developed countries. Reviewing 2011’s natural disasters, this r...
Climate change threatens Hawaiian forest birds
Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment 2016
In Hawai'i, geograpahic isolation has prevented the natural establishment of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many insect species, such as biting mosquitoes. Isolation has also facilitated the spectacular evolutionary radiation of H...
Understanding gender in community-based adaptation: practitioner brief
CARE International 2015
Accessing weather forecasts, having control over land, being able to influence decision-making processes, being backed by a community group, or being literate and educated are examples of the human and material resources throu...
Climate change in Cambodia
SNV 2015
Cambodia is considered one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts such as floods and droughts. Of the four top economic sectors - garment, tourism, construction and agriculture - the latter accounted for 57...
Framework for resilient development in the Pacific: an integrated approach to address climate change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) 2017–2030
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme 2016
Climate change and disaster risks increase the vulnerability of Pacific Island people, and significantly undermine the sustainable development of the Pacific region. Although the level of exposure is similar for Pacific Island countri...
Re-thinking the application of sustainable use policies for African elephants in a changed world
South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
Despite increasing calls to recognise the intrinsic value of biodiversity, the need to incentivise people to choose conservation as a competitive form of land use through a sustainable use (SU) approach remains the de facto and de jur...
The 2016 World Conservation Congress: exploring a win–win agenda for people and the planet
R. Chevallier / South African Institute of International Affairs 2016
The World Conservation Congress (WCC), one of the world’s largest environmental gatherings, is convened every four years under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to find collaborativ...
Climate and development outlook: stories of change from CDKN, Uganda special edition
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2016
Uganda is a low-income country whose economy has recently enjoyed a growth spurt. Uganda’s leaders have set their sights on achieving upper middle income status in a generation’s time. However, climate...
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