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    Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided

    World Bank, 2012
    This report, produced for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, attempts to describe what climate change impacts are likely to be felt in a ‘4°C world', i.e. a world where global average temperatures have risen four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
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    Pacific environment and climate change outlook

    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2012
    Livelihoods of some ten million people living in the Pacific island communities are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to this report. Low-lying islands in particular could face projected losses of up to 18 per cent of GDP due to climate change.
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    Evidence from the frontlines of climate change: loss and damage to communities despite coping and adaptation

    United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2012
    This 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.
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    Mainstreaming community-based conservation in a transboundary mountain landscape: lessons from Kangchenjunga

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2012
    This paper draws recommendations for transboundary and participatory biodiversity conservation from the Kangchenjunga Conservation Landscape Initiative. This 'biodiversity hotspot' - shared by Bhutan, India and Nepal - is one of seven transboundary landscapes indentified by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) for regional cooperation development.
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    Governing clean development in least developed countries: do CDM rules promote renewable energy in Ethiopia?

    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, 2012
    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has mobilised significant investment in renewable energy technology around the world. Yet there is a pressing need to reform CDM rules to incentivise renewable energy investment in low-income countries, this paper concludes. The theoretical approach of this study to analysing climate governance processes is grounded in sociological institutionalism.
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    A toolkit for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south Asia

    United Nations Development Programme, 2012
    This 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.
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    Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

    Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation founded in 1993, currently operating in five 5 Indian states: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan a
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    Exploring future impacts of environmental constraints on human development

    Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2012
    Environmental constraints have always had important consequences for human development. However, the possibility that such constraints, including climate change, will grow significantly in this century raises concern over future advances in human development.
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    Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD)

    Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD) works towards a social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated.
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    Powerful synergies: gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

    United Nations Development Programme, 2012
    This collection of contributions by gender and sustainable development experts explores the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanisation.

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