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Energy, water and climate change in southern Africa: what are the issues that need further investment and research?Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (UCT), 2012Regional climate change projections for southern Africa indicate that global warming is likely to lead to greater increases in annual mean temperatures than the global average.Document
Framework document on water and climate change adaptation: for leaders and policy-makers in the Asia-Pacific regionAsia-Pacific Water Forum, 2012Water security, especially in the context of climatic change, is recognised as a global security challenge. This framework aims to provide information and advice on climate change adaptation and water resources management for policymakers and decision-makers in the Asia-Pacific region.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012This report takes stock of advances in management practices, and institutional and technological innovations for managing water resources under a changing climate. The focus is on green water defense (GWD) for flood risk management in deltas and other areas vulnerable to flooding in East Asia.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012As countries develop, the demand for water increases while water supply becomes less certain. In general, pressures from both the environment and human activities can increase the likelihood of water scarcity.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012This handbook summarises the guiding principles, tools and practice in key economic sectors that can facilitate the implementation of resilience concepts into decisions related to infrastructure investments and general urban management as a means of reducing disaster and climate risks.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012Urban flooding poses a serious challenge to global development and the livelihoods of urban populations, particularly the residents of the rapidly expanding towns and cities in developing countries. Responding to this challenge requires efforts to improve policy makers understanding and ability to effectively manage existing and future risks.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012This study attempts to encourage practical implementation of climate change adaptation programmes and their integration into national plans for sustainable development. It argues that the assessment process must evolve over time to fit continuously changing climate change impacts, conditions, priorities and national sustainable development criteria.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012This United Nations flagship publication launched at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 aims to raise awareness on sustainability and green growth. The objective is to show renewed political commitment for sustainable development, while assessing progress to date.DocumentGlobal Transition 2012, 2012These eleven challenge papers by the Global Transition 2012 initiative aim to provide a clear perspective on the priority areas for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. Topics discussed in the papers include the green economy, global inequality, the blue economy and green jobs and skills. The first paper in the series focuses on the green economy.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012The fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) analyses the state, trends, outlook and responses to environmental change. It assesses progress towards meeting internationally agreed goals and identifies gaps in their achievement.