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    Parched power: water demands, risks, and opportunities for India’s power sector

    World Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2018
    This paper aims to help decision-makers understand the magnitude of water issues for the thermal power sector in India with quantitative evidence. There is a significant data gap in power plant water use in India.
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    Energy subsidies, international aid, and the politics of reform

    United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2017
    Energy subsidy reform is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling climate change. This paper sets out the evidence on the scale of subsidies and their impact. It then reviews the actions of donors in encouraging and supporting energy subsidy reforms.
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    Green power for Africa: Overcoming the main constraints

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. Those with access are prone to experience problems with regular power outages. In many sub- SSA countries, electricity access rates are decreasing because electrification efforts are slower than population growth.
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    Better farming practices for resilient livelihoods in saline and flood-prone Bangladesh

    Solidarités International, 2017
    According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2015, Bangladesh is the first and most at risk country to the impacts of climate change. Aggravating climate conditions threaten crop production and now barely allow for small farmers living in the districts along the coast to live decently from their agricultural activities, which represent the main livelihoods in the area.
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    Management regimes for REDD+: an analysis of the regime in the RDS Rio Negro REDD+ pilot

    Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
    This report is an output of the project ‘Man and forests – an evaluation of management strategies for reduced deforestation (Mana_Forest)’, led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway, in partnership with Fundação Amazonas Sustentável, Brazil; Makerere University, Uganda; Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania; the University of Oslo, Norway and the Woods Hole Research
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    Sustainable water management for resilience to climate change impact on society in South Africa (SUWAM)

    SINTEF, 2017
    The report presents the key findings from the project Sustainable water management for resilience to climate change impact on society in South Africa. The project was carried out as a collaboration between SINTEF and Stellenbosch University, with Hessequa Municipality as a partner.
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    Integrating climate change in hydropower development in East Africa

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2016
    The main objective of this study was to quantify the impacts of climate change on hydropower resources in East Africa thereby providing a basis for integrating the impact of Climate Change in hydropower development in the region.
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    Smoke on water: countering global threats from peatland loss and degradation

    GRID Arendal, 2017
    Smoke on Water is a Rapid Response Assessment that looks at peatland location, extent, threats and the policies to manage and protect them.
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    Lake Victoria Basin: atlas of our changing environment

    GRID Arendal, 2017
    Draining an area of 194,200 km2, Lake Victoria Basin is one of East Africa’s most prominent landmarks. It not only provides the headwaters of the White Nile but is also central to the development and regional integration of the East Africa Community.
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    Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions. Policy Brief.

    International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2016
    This policy brief examines the existing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and ratified National Determined Contributions (NDCs) with regard to the inclusion of specific efforts addressing blue carbon ecosystems, namely mangroves, tidal saltmarshes and seagrasses, as climate mitigation or adaptation solutions.

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