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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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Climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: The state of current knowledge
S.P. Singh; I. Bassignana-Khadka; B.S. Karky; E. Sharma / International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2011
The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the most ecologically sensitive and fragile areas in the world. In all likelihood, the effects of climate change will become evident here first and with the greatest intensity. This repo...
Towards developing the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape – Report on the experts regional consultation for transboundary biodiversity management and climate change adaptation
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2012
This publication gives a brief overview of the regional consultation facilitated by ICIMOD and the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar, to improve collaboration between China, India, and Myanmar in the Brahmap...
Towards developing the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape – Report of the regional consultation to develop future strategic programme for biodiversity management and climate change adaptation
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2012
This publication gives a brief overview of the regional consultation facilitated by ICIMOD to improve collaboration between China and Pakistan in the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape. The paper gives highlights of the consultation held in De...
Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: evidence from two sites in Bangladesh
H. Reid; S.S. Alam / International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA) involve the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. Those who are most vulnerable to climate change are often highly reli...
A review of decision-support models for adaptation to climate change in the context of development
International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
In order to increase adaptive capacity and empower people to cope with their changing environment, it is imperative to develop decision-support tools that help people understand and respond to challenges and opportunities. Some such t...
Farmers, food and climate change: ensuring community-based adaptation is mainstreamed into agricultural programmes
2014
Climate change creates widespread risks for food production. As climate impacts are often locally specific, it is imperative that large-scale initiatives to support smallholder farmers consider local priorities and integrate lessons f...
Moving towards inclusive urban adaptation: approaches to integrating community-based adaptation to climate change at city and national scale
International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
Adaptation to climate change in urban areas presents a complex challenge. Consequently, approaches to urban adaptation should be both multilevel and multidimensional. Community-based adaptation (CBA) presents an opportunity for local-...
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development in Bangladesh
International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
The close linkages between climate change adaptation and development have led to calls for addressing the two issues in an integrated way. ‘Mainstreaming’ climate information, policies and measures into ongoing development...
Up-scaling finance for community-based adaptation
International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
While most adaptation actions occur at the local level, there is an absence of commitment at the international level to channel adaptation finance to local communities. Without such a commitment, there is a risk that climate finance w...
Knowledge flows in climate change adaptation: exploring friction between scales - Knowledge-flows-in-climate-change-adaptation-Exploring-friction-between-scales.pdf
C. Stott; S. Huq / International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
Effective mainstreaming of climate change adaptation (CCA) into related policy and development initiatives relies on comprehensive knowledge sharing between multiple stakeholders. In Bangladesh, community-based adaptation (CBA) practi...
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