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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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Salinity-induced loss and damage to farming households in coastal Bangladesh
G. Rabbani; A. Rahman; K. Mainuddin 2013
Salinity intrusion in soil caused by climate-induced hazards, especially cyclones and sea level rise (SLR), is adversely affecting rice production in coastal Bangladesh. The southwest coastal district of Satkhira is one of the most vu...
The costs of adaptation in Punakha, Bhutan: Loss and damage associated with changing monsoon patterns
N. Wangdi,; K. Kusters / Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2013
This study aims to help fill a knowledge gap around loss and damage. The case study, conducted in Punakha district, Bhutan, explores how people are adapting to slow onset changes in water availability, their coping strategies after ex...
Coping measures not enough to avoid loss and damage from drought in the North Bank Region of The Gambia
S. Yaffa 2013
In 2011 the North Bank Region of The Gambia experienced its most severe drought in 20 years. This article looks at how this drought affected households in the region, the coping measures they adopted, and residual loss and damage. In ...
Methodology: Adaptation by agricultural communities to climate change through participatory & supply chain inclusive management
A.P. Läderach; A. Eitzinger; C. Bunn / Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia, 2011
The aim of the project is to systematically address the challenge of climate change regarding farmers’ livelihoods and supply chains.  This study intends to develop a methodology that enhances our understanding of vulnerabi...
Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action: The Caribbean - Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago
D. Medeiros; H. Hove; M. Keller; D. Echeverría; J.E. Parry / International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2011
A review of adaptation action in the Caribbean was undertaken by the Adaptation Partnership between October 2010 and April 2011. Covering the countries of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Hai...
Adaptation Framework: Adaptation of Food Supply Chains to the Impacts of Progressively Changing Climate
A. Benedikter; P. Läderach; A. Eitzinger; C. Bunn; S. Cook / Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia, 2011
This report presents a framework for supply chain-inclusive adaptation to climate change impacts on agriculture. The objective of the concepts introduced here is to help build climate-proof agricultural production systems and to reduc...
Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal?
K. Bauer 2013
This case study examines household vulnerability and responses in relation to flooding in Udayapur district, Nepal. It describes how communities in this region deal with flooding and asks to what extent their preventive, coping, and a...
Loss and damage from climate change: local-level evidence from nine vulnerable countries
K. Warner; K. van der Geest 2013
This paper reports on the first ever multi-country, evidence-based study on loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in least developed and other vulnerable countries. Researchers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Et...
Loss and damage: from the global to the local
E. Roberts; S. Huq / International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2013
At the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) in Doha a landmark decision on loss and damage was reached to establish institutional arrangements to address loss and damage at COP19. Though the form these arrangements will take is stil...
Loss and damage from climate change: the cost for poor people in developing countries
L. Craeynest; F. Eller (ed) / ActionAid International, 2011
This paper highlights the looming financial issue of loss and damage in developing countries. It calls for increased interest and engagement on the issue from countries negotiating through the United Nations Framework Convention on Cl...
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