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- DocumentEarth System Dynamics, 2016Earth's Global Mean Surface Temperature (GMST) has increased by about 1.0 degree C over the period 1880-2015. One of the main causes is thought to be the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). If GHG emissions are not substantially decreased, several studies indicate there will be a dangerous anthropogenic interference (DAI) with climate by the end of this century.DocumentNatural Resources Defense Council, 2016One of the world’s deadliest heat waves devastated India in May 2015, killing more than 2,300 people. As climate change increases the frequency and severity of heat waves and the associated health risks, vulnerable, poor communities are often the hardest hit.DocumentUnited Nations Development Programme, 2016This toolkit provides National HydroMeteorological Services (NHMS), policy makers, and media and communications for development practitioners with the tools, resources and templates necessary to design and implement an integrated communications strategy.DocumentThe Pacific Community (SPC), 2016Gender equality is central to achieving a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific islands.This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, regional and international organisations, integrate gender into all aspects of policy, programming and project work.DocumentBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2015The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has a long history of coping with natural hazards such as hurricanes, floods, and coastal storm surges. However, climate change is expected to exacerbate the threat of natural hazards and pose new ones.Document
The challenges of climate change: testing climate smart agricultural solutions for improved food securityAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 2016Climate change is likely to have far-reaching consequences for agriculture, natural resources and food security, demanding a response that integrates research, development and policy. Because of the disproportionate impact of climate change on the rural poor, priority investments should be directed towards poor agriculture, fish or forest dependent people whose livelihoods are most at risk.Document
A question of survival: why Australia and New Zealand must heed the Pacific’s calls for stronger action on climate changeOxfam, 2015International condemnation of Australia and New Zealand's contributions towards tackling global climate change has come amidst strong efforts by Pacific Island leaders and civil society to catalyse international action and cooperation. Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change on earth.OrganisationState-led consultative process to build consensus on a protection agenda addressing the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change.Document
Disabling the steering wheel? National and international actors' climate change mitigation strategies in Latin AmericaGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2015The Latin American region holds important potential for mitigation and has a long‐standing tradition of crafting policies and drafting legislation on climate change. This article addresses the question of how Brazil, Costa Rica, and Colombia came to decide on their climate change mitigation strategies, which are based on market‐oriented policies.Document
The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals: briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissionsStockholm Environment Institute, 2015South Africa is ranked among the world’s top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenhagen Accord, South Africa committed to cut emissions by 34% from business as usual (BAU) by 2020, and by 42% by 2025.