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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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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Lami Town, Republic of Fiji
P. Grant (ed) / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2014
This abridged report looks at the climate vulnerability of Lami Town in the Republic of Fiji. Urban communities in Fiji are located in highly hazard-prone areas in the coastal zone. Storm surges and sea-level rise can affect settlemen...
Reducing vulnerability of island coasts
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This paper is about the reducing the vulnerability of coasts through appropriate adaptation measures. This is the focus of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme which has four coastal zone demonstration projects, i...
Political economy of Climate Compatible Development: artisanal fisheries and climate change in Ghana
T. Tanner; A. Mensah; E.T. Lawson / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
‘Climate compatible development’ increases prospects for policy processes that contribute to development, climate change adaptation and mitigation. This paper looks at the complex political economy of climate compatible de...
Carbon forestry and Climate Compatible Development in Mozambique: a political economy analysis
J. Quan; L.O. Naess; A. Newsham / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
This working paper looks at the political economy of carbon forestry and REDD+ in Mozambique in view of goals for climate compatible development (CCD) - simultaneously addressing emission reduction, adaptation and development. Th...
Evaluating programmes through a climate adaptation lens: Reflections from coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific
D. Bours; C. McGinn; P. Pringle / SEA Change, 2014
The paper highlights ‘lessons learned’ from a small selection of climate change adaptation and resilience (CCAR) evaluations of programmes in high-risk coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific. The objective is to distil key ...
Mali climate vulnerability mapping
USA Agency for International Development, 2014
This report presents the results of a climate vulnerability mapping exercise that intended to assist with strategic planning in Mali. The approach utilizes a spatial vulnerability index comprising 18 indicators that are grouped into t...
Climate change: implications for the energy sector
J. Benn (ed) / Cambridge University, 2014
This report concludes that energy demand is increasing globally, causing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector also to increase. It argues that this trend is set to continue, driven primarily by economic growth and the...
Vulnerability and adaptation (V&A) assessment for Ontong Java Atoll, Solomon Islands
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This report focuses on climate change adaptation and risk reduction for communities in Ontong Java, low-lying atolls in the Solomon Islands. This area is particularly vulnerable to climate change with fragile food systems threate...
Southern Africa’s dryland forests and climate change adaptation
N. King / South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014
The interior of Southern Africa, encompassing significant areas of drylands, will be severely impacted by climate change. The region rapidly needs to implement proactive adaptation policies to pre-empt the worst of these impacts. This...
Gender and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme: Assessment and Action Plan
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This report summarises two key documents produced by Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) as part of the drive to address gender. The first, a Gender Assessment of the programme, was carried out in 2012 to assess the level and ...
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