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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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The darker side of green: plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda.
K. Lyons; C. Richards; P. Westoby / The Oakland Institute, 2014
In recent years, there has been a significant trend toward land acquisition in developing countries, establishing forestry plantations for offsetting carbon pollution generated in the Global North. Badged as “green economic deve...
Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters
M. Yonetani / Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, 2014
IDMC’s latest Global Estimates report shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events. As in previous years, the worst affected region is Asia, where 19 million people, or 87....
Water and climate change adaptation: policies to navigate uncharted waters
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey and report setting out the climate adaptation challenge for freshwater management, and providing policy guidance. Climate change is reshaping the future for f...
Guidance on water and adaptation to climate change
Economic Commission for Europe, UN, 2009
Comprehensive United Nations guidance on water-related climate change adaptation strategies. Evidence to date suggest that water resources are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, representing a grave risk to regions ar...
Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program: preliminary report on the climate science and farmer use of advisories
E.R. Carr / USA Agency for International Development, 2014
In June 2011, USAID organized a West African Adaptation Workshop under the Adaptation Partnership in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop had several goals, including improving the awareness of and demand for climate services in the region am...
Gender and climate change adaptation in agrarian settings
E.R. Carr; M.C. Thompson / US Agency for International Development, 2013
The impacts of climate variability and change on the rural poor in the Global South become more pronounced with each passing year. While entire communities and regions will be exposed to the same changing temperatures and precipitatio...
Analysis and mapping of climate change risk and vulnerability in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia
L. Gizachew; A. Shimelis / African Crop Science Society, 2014
This journal article argues that there is growing demand for spatially explicit information among stakeholders across public and private institutions regarding vulnerability to climate change at the local scale. This study was conduct...
Are trees buffering ecosystems and livelihoods in agricultural landscapes of the Lower Mekong Basin? Consequences for climate-change adaptation
M. Ha Hoang; M. van Noordwijk; J. Fox / World Agroforestry Centre, 2014
This working paper analyses 1) the impacts of continuing land-use and climate changes in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) region; and 2) the potential role of increased use of trees in agricultural landscapes to reduce the negative impact...
Design for improved water supply and water management in Hihifo district, Tonga
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This report provides design details and costs for the proposed long-term improvements to the water supply system at Hihifo on the island of Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga. This is part of the demonstration project under the Pacific Adapt...
Guidelines for the design and implementation of community-managed water storage in Tuvalu
L. Bouchet / Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
These guidelines were developed as part of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project which aims to build resilience to drought by improving the Tuvalu’s water resources management. The publication details th...
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