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- DocumentJàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2016North-central Namibia is more vulnerable to effects of climate change and variability. Combined effects of environmental degradation, social vulnerability to poverty and a changing climate will compromise subsistence farming in north-central Namibia (NCN). This will make subsistence and small-scale farmers in the region more vulnerable to projected changes in the climate system.Document
Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and impacts. Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands regional climate assessment2012This report is published as one of a series of technical inputs to the National Climate Assessment (NCA) 2013 report. The NCA is being conducted under the auspices of the Global Change Research Act of 1990, which requires a report to the President and Con- gress every four years on the status of climate change science and impacts.DocumentArctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, 2016The report consists of 11 sections that address, inter alia: why the Arctic Freshwater System is important; ways in which climate change is affecting the Arctic Freshwater System; and impacts of the changing water cycle on Arctic landscapes and ecosystems, as well as on the coast and nearshore environments.Document
Is green economy achievable through championing green growth? A local government experience from ZambiaJàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2016The need to enhance environmental sustainability, sustainable development and growth that takes into account the well-being of the people and nature because of the increased production and consumption of goods and services is the major driver to the introduction of green economy in Zambia and countries in southern Africa.Document2015Gender inequality constrains the real and potential capacity of women farmers to successfully adapt their farming practices in the face of climate risks or to develop stronger, more diversified livelihood portfolios that would enhance their and their families’ future resilience to social or environmental shocks.DocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015This report summarizes key messages from the seminar "Vulnerable Groups and Sustainable Climate Change Adaptation", held on June 11th 2015 at the Norwegian Red Cross Conference Centre in Oslo. The starting point for the seminar was the realization that climate change will have differential impacts on individuals and social groups, due to complex vulnerability dynamics.DocumentPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 2016Sea level has been steadily rising over the past century, predominantly due to anthropogenic climate change.DocumentWorld Bank, 2015Addis Ababa is urbanizing and growing at a rapid pace. The city faces potential shocks and stresses that could hinder it from achieving its development goals. These include urban flooding, fire, earthquakes, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, unemployment, and social vulnerability.DocumentGermanwatch, 2016While Paris has been a success in terms of environmental diplomacy and politically acknowledged the risks of climate change especially if global mean temperature exceeds 1.5° C, the current level of domestic targets would result in much higher global warming.Document
The timing of agricultural production in hazard-prone areas to prevent losses at peak- risk periods: a case of Malawi, Madagascar and MozambiqueAfrican Centre for Disaster Studies, 2016Hazard-prone areas in southern Africa experience many natural hazards, which include cyclones, floods and droughts. The severe climatic conditions of southern Africa have an especially large impact on the agricultural practices of small-scale farmers.