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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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    Asia-Pacific Water Forum

    The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network  established to encourage collaborative efforts on water resources management and to acc
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    The future of environmental sustainability in the Taita Hills, Kenya: assessing potential impacts of agricultural expansion and climate change

    Fennia, 2012
    The indigenous cloud forests in the Taita Hills, Kenya, have suffered substantial degradation due to agricultural expansion. Currently, only one per cent of the original forested area remains preserved. Furthermore, climate change imposes an imminent threat for local economy and environmental sustainability.
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    Scientific guidelines for designing resilient marine protected area networks in a changing climate

    NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 2012
    These guidelines, jointly developed by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), are intended to provide general guidance to scientists, planners and managers in their efforts to design, connect, manage, assess and adapt marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks to be resilient to climate change at national and cont
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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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    Climate-change mitigation and adaptation in small island developing states: the case of rainwater harvesting in Jamaica

    Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 2012
    This essay looks at climate change impacts on small island developing states (SIDS). It argues that climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies must be developed to cope with changes such as shifting precipitation patterns, increasing evapotranspiration and expanding saline intrusion into coastal aquifers and wells.
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    UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)

    The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education was established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure.
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    Global Water Forum

    The Global Water Forum was established in 2010 as an initiative of the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance in order to present knowledge and insight from leading water r
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    Climate change adaptation in Grenada: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012
    This study attempts to encourage practical implementation of climate change adaptation programmes and their integration into national plans for sustainable development. It argues that the assessment process must evolve over time to fit continuously changing climate change impacts, conditions, priorities and national sustainable development criteria.
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    Future perfect

    Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012
    This 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.

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