Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change, Climate Change Adaptation, Water in climate change, Climate change mitigation

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    Future perfect

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012
    This 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.
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    Global Transition 2012: challenge papers

    Global Transition 2012, 2012
    These 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.
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    Climate change, water and food security

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011
    This report summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture. It examines the implications for local and national food security and the methods and approaches for assessing climate change impacts on water and agriculture.
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    World Resources Report Case Study. Maintenance of Hydropower Potential in Rwanda Through Ecosystem Restoration

    World Resources Report, 2011
    Although it is not possible to state with confidence how climate change may alter precipitation patterns in Rwanda, it is clear that this process will affect the management and generation capacity of its hydroelectric sector in the future.
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    The Economics of Climate Change in Central America: Summary 2010

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010
    The study establishes a macroeconomic scenario without climate change trend against which the cost of the phenomenon is measured. It uses "bottom up" impact analysis of key sectors and areas such as agriculture, water resources, extreme events and ecosystem services, making later an economic valuation as a function of GDP.
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    National climate change response: white paper

    This white paper presents the South African government’s vision for an effective climate change response and the long-term transition to a climate-resilient and lower-carbon economy and society.
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    Climate change and development links

    Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Programme, IIED, 2006
    Part of the Gatekeeper Series produced by the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Programme at IIED, this paper charts the evolution of climate change and development study and shows why the two fields have, until recently, remained largely independent.
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    Climate change and water: IPCC technical paper VI

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2008
    This IPCC technical paper extensively and thoroughly examines the potential consequences of climate change on the world’s freshwater resources and the communities that depend on them. Its objective is to improve understanding of how water-related issues are linked to climate change and adaptation and mitigation responses.
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    Climate Risk Management through Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2011
    This paper by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explores the adaptation benefits of sustainable land and water management (SLWM) practices at the local and landscape levels based on case studies in Kenya, Uganda, Niger and Nigeria.
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    MCA4climate: A practical framework for planning pro-development climate policies

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2011
    This paper focuses on environmental pressures caused by climate change and their impact on marine ecosystem resilience. The authors also discuss the human impacts which increase the vulnerability and decrease the resilience of marine ecosystems.