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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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Many factors in an uncertainty future: Situation climate change among local community priority in Cambodia
Cambodia Climate Change Network, 2014
This research represents an initial step towards understanding the major problems identified by communities as priorities to be addressed in order to become less vulnerable to climate related risks as well as other kinds of event. The...
Loss and Damage: Roadmap to Relevance for the Warsaw International Mechanism
L. Schäfer; S. Kreft / Germanwatch, 2014
The 19th Conference of Parties in Warsaw decided to establish the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage (WIM) under the Cancun Adaptation Framework to address loss and damage in developing countries that are particularly ...
Using cost−benefit analysis to inform climate change adaptation projects
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2014
This paper argues that cost–benefit analysis (CBA) helps inform decisions about projects, such as whether to proceed with a project or not, which project option to select, and what refinements can be made to improve project desi...
The economics of climate change adaptation in Africa’s water sector: A review and way forward
J. Doczi; I. Ross / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
This working paper summarises work on the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation for the water sector in Africa. It reviews adaptation cost estimates for the continent and the main economic appraisal methods used, then summar...
Close to home: subnational strategies for climate compatible development
B. Anton; A. Cambray; M. Dupar / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
This working paper explores successful strategies and measures for climate resilience and low carbon development that communities and leaders have pursued at the subnational level, drawing on the practical experiences of the Climate &...
Farming System Evolution and Adaptive Capacity: Insights for Adaptation Support
J.L. Dixon; L.C. Stringer; A.J. Challinor / Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2014
This paper argues that studies of climate impacts on agriculture and adaptation often provide current or future assessments, ignoring the historical contexts farming systems are situated within. It investigates how historical trends h...
Topic guide: strategic environmental assessment in practice: capturing lessons learned over the past 10 years
G. Yaron; P. Nelson / Evidence on Demand, 2014
This Topic Guide provides a synthesis of findings from eight international studies of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs), primarily written over the past decade. These studies are based on reviews of over 100 SEAs. In addition...
Climate & environment assessment: business case: effective institutions platform
J. Bertlin / Evidence on Demand, 2013
Evidence on Demand produced this HelpDesk Report as part of a Business Case for a programme of country assistance in reform and development. The report defines the environmental context of the Climate and Environment Sensitivit...
The potential of NGOs to build resilience to climate extremes and disasters in the Sahel and a selection of DFID priority countries
S. Standley / Evidence on Demand, 2013
The BRACED is a multi-year programme which will scale up funding to NGOs interventions that build community resilience to extreme climate events in ten African and South Asian countries. Drawing on the first two phases of BRACED, this...
Supporting the vulnerable: Increasing adaptive capacities of agropastoralists to climate change in West and southern Africa using a transdisciplinary research approach
J. van de Steeg; M. Herrero; A. Notenbaert / International Livestock Research Institute, 2013
This publication seeks to identify promoted policy entry points to support the implementation of priority adaptation strategies, and identifies policy mechanisms as appropriate interventions to allow agropastoralists to buffer the eff...
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