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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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National climate change adaptation: emerging practices in monitoring and evaluation
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2015
This report explores monitoring and evaluation practices across developed and developing countries with a focus on national policies and plans which coming from assessments of a country’s vulnerability to climate change. ...
Good practice study on principles for indicator development, selection, and use in climate change adaptation monitoring and evaluation
P. Leagnavar; D. Bours; C. McGinn / Global Environment Facility, 2015
This study identifies and addresses key challenges concerning monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for climate change adaptation (CCA). It documents good practices and good practice principles on the development, selection, and ...
Na Ot village case study: Land tenure and resource rights
The Centre for People and Forests, 2015
This case study examines eight equity dimensions in sustainable forest management through the case study of Na Ot Village, Na Ot Commune, Mai Son District, Son La province in Viet Nam. It highlights that securing forest tenure ...
Agroforestry for landscape restoration and livelihood development in Central Asia
U. Djanibekov; K. Dzhakypbekova; J. Chamberlain; H. Weyerhaeuser / World Agroforestry Centre, 2015
This paper discusses how the adoption of agroforestry for ecosystem and livelihood improvement in Central Asian countries can be enhanced. First, it describes how previous and current developments lead to changing environmental...
Climate change and food security vulnerability assessment: toolkit for assessing community level potential for adaptation to climate change
M. Ulrichs; T. Cannon; A. Newsham; L.O. Naess; M. Marshall / Biodiversity, 2015
This working paper presents aims to help understanding in the interrelations between climate impacts, food systems and livelihood strategies at the local level, while taking into consideration traditional /indigenous knowledge. ...
(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework
L. Jones; E. Carabine; E.L.F. Schipper / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
This working paper aims to address conceptual shortfalls in understanding the drivers and characteristics of maladaptation, in order to provide a framework for identifying maladaptation. It argues that climate change adaptation...
The Disaster-Knowledge Matrix – Reframing and evaluating the knowledge challenges in disaster risk reduction
R. Spiekermann; S. Kienberger; J. Norton; F. Briones; J. Weichselgartner / Elsevier, 2015
This paper focuses on the context of disaster risk reduction, including climate change adaptation and the implementation of research-based knowledge in policy and practise. It starts by framing the knowledge challenges and goes...
Promoting ecosystems for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Opportunities for Integration
N. Doswald; M. Estrella / United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2015
This discussion paper examines differences and similarities between ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) and ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EBA). It suggests key integration points at the p...
Identifying constraining and enabling factors to the uptake of medium- and long-term climate information in decision making
L. Jones; C. Champalle; S. Chesterman; L. Cramer; T.A. Crane / Climate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015
This working paper assesses constraining and enabling factors to the uptake of medium- to long-term climate information in a wide range of sectoral investment and planning decisions. Common applications of climate information a...
Child-centred climate resilience: case studies from the Philippines and Vietnam
Plan International, 2015
This report outlines the practical lessons learned by Plan International and Save the Children about child-centred community-based adaptation (CC-CBA) to climate change. It provides a snapshot of work across the Philippines and Vietna...
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