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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Many technology innovation hubs are developing impactful, locally relevant civic tech solutions to pressing commercial and social issues.Document
Towards policy integration of disaster risk, climate adaptation, and development in ASEAN: a baseline assessmentCentre For Non-Traditional Security Studies, 2017This Insight attempts to create a baseline assessment of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adap-tation (CCA) policies in ten Southeast Asian countries.Document
Testing climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices in South- east Asia: a manual for priority settingClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015The project Integrated agricultural technologies for enhanced adaptive capacity and resilient livelihoods in climate-smart villages (CSVs) of Southeast Asia aims to provide climate-smart agriculture options to enhance adaptive capacity among CSV farmers and stakeholders, and contribute to more climate-resilient livelihoods, in selected sites in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.Document
Mobilizing science for climate change, agriculture and food security: engaging the Southeast Asian mediaClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2015In the context of agriculture and food security, science innovations on mitigating and adapting to climate change are available, but these are not well shared with next users and end users (especially farmers) and the public due to inadequate coverage by the mainstream media, a powerful partner in communication and engagement.DocumentInternational Monetary Fund, 2016Small developing states are disproportionately vulnerable to natural disasters. On average, the annual cost of disasters for small states is nearly 2 percent of GDP—more than four times that for larger countries. This reflects a higher frequency of disasters, adjusted for land area, as well as greater vulnerability to severe disasters.DocumentAdaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016Semi-arid regions of the world are often thought of as being particularly vulnerable to climate change. They are already climatically stressed with high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons.DocumentAgence française de développement, 2016At just a few meters above the waves, the atolls or low-lying coral islands surrounding a lagoon are one of the areas the most exposed to the many consequences of climate change (rising water levels, lagoon erosion, but also ocean acidification and land salinization, changes in rainfall patterns, etc.).DocumentOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016Natural disasters and climate change severely affect the growth trajectory of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their ability to achieve sustainable development. SIDS are located in some of the most disaster-prone regions in the world and comprise two-thirds of countries with the highest relative annual losses due to disasters.DocumentPacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, 2016In Hawai'i, geograpahic isolation has prevented the natural establishment of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many insect species, such as biting mosquitoes. Isolation has also facilitated the spectacular evolutionary radiation of Hawaiian honeycreepers from a single small flock of North American finches into more than 50 species and subspecies of endemic forest birds.Document
Framework for resilient development in the Pacific: an integrated approach to address climate change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) 2017–2030Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, 2016Climate change and disaster risks increase the vulnerability of Pacific Island people, and significantly undermine the sustainable development of the Pacific region.