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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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Economic Assessment of the impacts of climate change in Uganda: National Level Assessment - agricultural sector report
Climate and Development Knowledge Network 2015
The agricultural sector is a fundamental part of the Ugandan economy, employing about 66 percent of the working population in 2009/10 and contributing about 22 percent to total GDP in the year 2012 (UBOS, 2013). Therefore, imp...
Pulse crops and sustainability: a framework to evaluate multiple benefits
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
The potential of pulses - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and other pulses - to help address future global food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability needs has been acknowledged through the UN declaration of the 2016 I...
Developing beans that can beat the heat
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought. Within the last 15 years, CGIAR researchers have ...
Vanuatu case study: Standing Together: strengthening climate change resilience in Vanuatu
CARE International 2016
Futuna sits in the Pacific Ocean, one of Vanuatu’s 83 islands. It is a remote but special place. Here, resident’s fish and farm, and are renowned for their weaving talents, making baskets and bags. Since 2009, CARE has been ...
Child centred community resiliance: final evaluation of the Bangladesh Child Resilience Project
C.L. Sterrett / Save the Children [Sweden] 2015
For communities at risk from shocks, stresses and uncertainty, building resilience is an essential yet challenging development process. It r equires working on multiple fronts to: reduce people's exposure and vulnerability; build thei...
Strengthening gender considerations in adaptation planning and implementation in the least developed countries
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2016
Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risk while vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by peopleâ??s adaptive capacity. Climate hazards do not affect al...
Vulnerable communities: getting their needs and knowledge into climate policy
International Institute for Environment and Development 2016
Poor and marginalised communities across the global South are hard hit by climate change. Their voices must be heard by policymakers, planners, researchers and donors involved in climate change negotiations and other global pr...
Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop
Pan American Health Organization 2015
In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change. However, recent events demonstra...
City resilience toolkit: response to deadly heat waves and preparing for rising temperatures
Natural Resources Defense Council 2016
One of the world’s deadliest heat waves devastated India in May 2015, killing more than 2,300 people. As climate change increases the frequency and severity of heat waves and the associated health risks, vulnerable, poor ...
The pacific gender & climate change toolkit: tools for practioners
The Pacific Community (SPC) 2016
Gender equality is central to achieving a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific islands.This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, r...
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