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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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FOCAC: Addressing joint environmental challenges?
M. Burgess; H. Esterhuyse / Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2012
Cooperation on environmental challenges has been an instrumental part of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) since its inception in 2000. With increasing levels of economic interactions and political cooperation, envir...
What climate services do farmers and pastoralists need in Tanzania?
J.Y. Coulibaly / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2015
This report presents final findings from the baseline data collection exercise conducted for Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme in Africa. The GFCS programme, having a focus on agriculture, food security...
Loss and Damage, Women and Men: Applying a gender approach to the emerging loss and damage agenda
N., V. Figueres / Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2013
An increasing number of studies show that, because of varying capacities due to gender inequalities, men and women are affected by, and respond to, climate change in different ways. The authors discuss that therefore there is a n...
Loss and Damage in a warmer world: whither gender matters? Gender perspectives on the Loss and Damage debate
S. Neelormi; A., U. Ahmed / Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2012
Is the gender dimension adequately embedded in the loss and damage agenda? Many vulnerable countries will have to deal with unavoidable residual impacts of climate change which will result in loss and damage...
Loss & Damage Associated with Climate Change: The Legal and Institutional Context in Bangladesh
A. Al Faruque; M., H. Khan / Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, 2013
Need for adequate national policies and legal frameworks: case study from Bangladesh While negotiations on loss and damage are taking place at the global level, loss and damage resulting from climate change impacts is...
Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010
R. Heede / Springer, 2013
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of the historic fossil fuel and cement production records of the 50 leading investor-owned, 31 state-owned, and 9 nation-state producers of oil, natural gas, coal, and cement from as early a...
Climate-Induced Displacement of Alaska Native Communities
R. Bronen / Brookings Institution, 2014
Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the global average during the past half-century, and temperatures are projected to rise 1.5-5° F (1-3 ºC) by 2030 and by 5-18° F (3-6.5 ºC) by 2100. Less sea ice covers the Arctic O...
Climate change policy in the MENA region: prospects, challenges, and the implication of market instruments
M.H. Babiker; M.A. Fehaid / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2011
Given its harsh climate and fragile ecosystems, the MENA region is vulnerable to the physical impacts of climate change; yet, given its high dependency on hydrocarbon resources, the region is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate ...
Building resilience to climate change locally: The case of Valenzuela City, Metro Manila
M. M.; Lagdameo D. / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015
Valenzuela City is one of the 16 cities that make up ‘Metro Manila’, or the National Capital Region. Of the 144 cities in the Philippines, Valenzuela City is the 13th most populous. It is a highly urbanised and affluent in...
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...
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