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Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Caribbean small island developing states: integrating local and external knowledgeMany Strong Voices, 2012Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS) are vulnerable to climate change impacts including sea level rise, invasive species, ocean acidification, changes in rainfall patterns, increased temperatures and changing hazard regimes.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012This 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.DocumentInternational Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 2011Climate change is affecting human health and wellbeing, particularly in the emergence and spread of diseases. There has been an increasing interest to identify and develop specific indicators to monitor human health vulnerability to direct and indirect climate change impacts and detect early health impacts for targeted interventions.DocumentClimate Research, 2011Climate information is an important prerequisite for informed decision-making in risk management and adaptation to help prevent climate extremes from becoming disasters.OrganisationAIDA aims to strengthen people's ability to guarantee their individual and collective right to a healthy environment through the development, implementation and effective enforcement of national and iDocumentThe Centre for People and Forests, 2011This report examines strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the capacity building services available for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) readiness in Asia-Pacific countries. It begins with an overview of capacity building service providers and then assesses the leading providers currently operating.Document
Desktop Study on Assessment of Capacity Gaps and Needs of South East Asia Countries in Addressing Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Variability and Climate ChangeAIT-UNEP Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific, 2011This report presents the findings of desktop research that examined the extent to which Southeast Asian countries are prepared for anticipated climate change impacts. It is divided into separate country profiles and includes analysis of the following countries: Lao PDR, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Union of Myanmar and Malaysia.Document2012This document, produced by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), summarizes key lessons from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). This is done with an explicit focus on Asia. It begins by outlining ten key messages from the SREX report.Document2012The issue of climate change is set to increase the frequency of extreme weather events. Countries, therefore, are required to undertake adaptive measures to ameliorate the impact of such events; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an important element of such measures.Document
Improving the assessment of disaster risks to strengthen financial resilience: a special joint G20 publication by the Government of Mexico and the World BankWorld Bank, 2012This publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank brings together the experiences of G20 countries in protecting their populations and assets against natural hazards. It includes contributions by G20 members and invited countries, as well as the OECD.