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Impacts of climate change on the cryosphere, hydrological regimes and glacial lakes of the Hindu Kush Himalayas: a review of current knowledgeInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2016The climate and cryosphere of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have changed in the past and are very likely to change in the future. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases and short-lived climate pollutants has increased, the atmosphere and oceans have warmed, snow and ice have diminished, and the sea level has risen.OrganisationThe main tasks of CCICED are exchanging and disseminating international successful experience in the field of environment and development; studying key environment and development issues of China;DocumentU4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, 2016Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) are a core aspect of environmental decision-making in most countries. Despite massive potential for public harms resulting from corrupt decision-making linked to EIAs, research on this topic is still very limited.Document
Lack of consultation. Stakeholders’ perspectives on local content requirements in the petroleum sector in TanzaniaChr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, 2016Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop Local Content Policies (LCPs) to increase local job and business opportunities. This brief presents the main findings from a study of the stakeholders’ assessment of the LCPs the Tanzanian Government has developed.DocumentWorld Meteorological Organization, 2016Issue of the World Meteorological Organization Bulletin. Articles include:Document2016On the 3rd of April 2016 the German Newspaper Sud Deutsche Zeitung in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made an unprecedented release of documents from a database of the Panama based offshor e law firm Mossack Fonseca which is the world’s fourth largest offshore services law firm.DocumentAgence française de développement, 2015In the 2009 summit in Copenhagen, the international community agreed to mitigate climate change by assuring that global temperature will not increase more than 2°C between the pre-industrial period (1850) and 2100. The 2015 Paris Climate conference aims to determine the actions that each country shall implement to attain these goals.DocumentAgence française de développement, 2016At just a few meters above the waves, the atolls or low-lying coral islands surrounding a lagoon are one of the areas the most exposed to the many consequences of climate change (rising water levels, lagoon erosion, but also ocean acidification and land salinization, changes in rainfall patterns, etc.).DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2016South Africa experiences droughts on a regular basis, often associated with significant negative impacts on society and the economy. Droughts can be forecast, and South African climate scientists have been developing computer-generated models to forecast El Niño-induced droughts.