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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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A Range of Approaches to Address Loss and Damage from Climate Change Impacts in Bangladesh
A. Nishat; N. Mukherjee; E. Roberts; A. Hasemann / Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2013
Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, but has increasingly developed national capacity to address climate change impacts. Climate?related hazards are expected to increase in frequency and intensity, how...
Loss and Damage to Ecosystem Services
Z. Zommers; D. Wrathall; K. van der Geest / United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2014
This working paper highlights loss and damage to ecosystems from climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (2014) indicates that adaptation options for ecosystems may be more limited than f...
This Must Be the Place: Underrepresentation of Identity and Meaning in Climate Change Decision Making
W. Neil Adger; J. Barnett; F.S. Chapin III; H. Ellemor / Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, 2011
This paper draws on data from Pacific islands and the Arctic. It explains the implications of failing to account for social resilience. First, planning for adaptation is less likely to be effective if the values people hold are ignore...
Helpdesk Report: General l inks to papers or sites on climate change and health
Department for International Development, UK, 2011
This report gives an overview of climate change and health and provides information on relevant, documents, publications and websites. WHO overview Research documents on Eldis Relevant publications ...
Social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
E. Browne (ed) / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
This rapid literature review presents and synthesises the conceptual underpinnings and evidence on the relationship between social protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Social protection instru...
Climate resilience urban development: vulnerability profiles of 20 Indian cities
Integrated Research and Action for Development, 2013
India is the second most populous country in the world. Its population has increased by more than 181 million during the 2001-2011 decade. Correspondingly, the urban population has increased from 286.1 million in 2001 to 377.2 million...
First national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
L. Charles / UNFCCC National Communications (Non-Annex I), 2001
This Initial Communication was prepared in fulfillment of Grenada’s commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The preparatory process involved a series of consultation meetings and pee...
Commonwealth of Dominica Second National Communication on Climate Change
UNFCCC National Communications (Non-Annex I), 2012
This Second National Communication (SNC) on Climate Change is in compliance with Dominica’s obligation to the UNFCCC. Chapter 1 sets the National Circumstances, and in particular the aspects of development policies related to th...
India's GHG emissions profile: result of five climate-modelling studies
Integrated Research and Action for Development, 2009
Anthropogenic climate change poses perhaps the most complex policy issue faced yet by the global community, moreover, one that is fraught with existential consequences for humankind at one level, and with major implications for the fu...
The time is now: proceedings of the international workshop on sustainable and climate resilient urban development 8-9 September 2010, New Delhi
Integrated Research and Action for Development, 2013
Climate change and urbanisation: The combined two processes represent some of the most fundamental challenges nations and indeed the world must face over the coming decades. For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the wo...
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