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Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptationUnited Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2012This study presents empirical findings from fieldwork around the world examining loss and damage caused by global warming. The report begins by defining and contextualising the emerging discourse on assessing, quantifying and reacting to loss and damage. Key findings from the five case study sites include the following.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012The Philippines is at high risk from rising sea levels and a projected increase in severe tropical storms due to its geography and location. The vulnerability of its population to climate change is made worse by high poverty levels, and the negative environmental and social impacts of the country’s large natural resource extraction industries such as mining and logging.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2012This evaluation reviews the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) disaster-related projects and programmes, and explores ways to improve ADB operations in the natural disaster management cycle. The study focuses on three types of natural events – floods, storms (cyclones, typhoons) and earthquakes (including tsunami) – and evaluates them based on relevance, responsiveness and results.Document
Climate change, adaptation, and formal education: the role of schooling for increasing societies' adaptive capacities in El Salvador and BrazilEcology and Society, 2012This paper examines the influence of formal education in determining the adaptive capacity of the residents of two low-income settlements where climate-related disasters are recurrent: Los Manantiales in San Salvador (El Salvador) and Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).Document
A toolkit for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south AsiaUnited Nations Development Programme, 2012This comprehensive toolkit, jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Asia Pacific Secretariat, seeks to provide strategies for integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south Asia.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2012This discussion paper seeks to explore alternative investment options with the aim of enhancing resilience in the Horn of Africa. Climate change, conflict, drought and increasing populations are leading many to pessimistic conclusions regarding the future viability of pastoral farming, arguing that these livelihoods should be sedentarised and diversified.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.Document2012Climate change intensifies environmental hazards, such as cyclones, droughts and floods, which affect the health of millions of people each year.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012Developing countries are not yet well adapted to current climate risks, even though the risks are becoming harsher and more intense. This evaluation draws lessons from the World Bank Group’s experiences with adaptation to both current levels of climate variability and ongoing climate change.DocumentInternational Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012According to this report, people’s exposure and vulnerability, experienced individually and collectively, continue to be twin challenges for the Asia-Pacific region. Faced with growing economic losses and increasingly vulnerable populations, the report analyses the drivers of risks and the strategies that are in place to deal with them.