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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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Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system
R. Bailey; T.G. Benton; A. Challinor 2015
This report examines the resilience of the global food system to extreme weather. This summary is built on three detailed reports and presents evidence that the global food system is vulnerable to production shocks caused by ex...
Three tools to unlock finance for land-use mitigation and adaptation
A. Falconer; C. Parker; P. Keenlyside / Climate Focus, 2015
This study outlines three tools which have been developed to help low and middle-income country governments and their partners to identify the changes in public support that can help to drive scaled-up private sector investment in lan...
Climate and Development Outlook: Pakistan special edition - Learning to live with climate change
A. Riaz; M. Malik; T. Kazmi / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015
This paper explores the work of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) in Pakistan. It highlights that farmers in in Southern Punjab worry about increasingly frequent and intense floods and how they could affect t...
Coping with climate risk: the role of institutions, governance and finance in private adaptation decisions of the poor
D. Castells-Quintana; M. del Pilar Lopez-Uribe; T. McDermott / Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy, 2015
This paper looks at climate change adaptation from the point of view of households and asks how political and economic institutions may affect – help or hinder – these adaptation decisions. The authors review the ra...
Building Environmental Resilience: A snapshot of farmers adapting to climate change in Kenya
K. Thompson; I. Kruszewska; R. Tirado / Greenpeace International, 2015
This report examines the practise used to build resilience to climate change by farmers in Kenya. In October 2014 interviews were conducted with farmers and members of the organisations that support them in West and Eastern Ken...
Reimagining India’s Urban Future: A framework for securing high-growth, low-carbon, climate resilient urban development in India
M. Tewar; Z. Aziz; M. Cook / Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2015
This paper reviews the current state of the literature on Indian urbanisation to analyse existing urban development trajectories at the state level. The aim is to understand the challenges Indian cities face as well as the oppo...
Does adaptation finance invest in disaster risk reduction?
Alice Caravani / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
This report argues that there is a gap for disaster risk reduction (DRR) financing, which could be filled by adaptation funds that have the capacity to invest directly in DRR activities and to integrate DRR into their other activities...
Gender and climate change in the Indian Himalayas: global threats, local vulnerabilities, and livelihood diversification at the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
M.V. Ogra; R. Badola / Copernicus Publications, 2015
This paper presents a case study from the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve outlining the implications of climate change for women farmers in the area, as well as highlighting the potential for ecotourism as a key livelihood asset. ...
Strategic research into national and local capacity building for DRM: Mozambique fieldwork report
Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015, 2015
To date there has been little formal, empirical research that has been conducted on capacity building for disaster risk management (DRM), and as a result international actors lack robust, evidence-based guidance on how capacity for DR...
Measuring ‘subjective resilience’: using people’s perceptions to quantify household resilience
L. Jones (ed); T. Tanner (ed) / Overseas Development Institute, 2015
How should we measure a household’s resilience? As resilience gathers momentum on the international stage, interest in this question continues to grow. So far, efforts to measure resilience have largely focused on the use of &ls...
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