Searching with a thematic focus on Climate change, Climate Change Adaptation in Sri Lanka
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- DocumentWorld Bank, 2016The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness.Document
Re-framing island nations as champions of resilience in the face of climate change and disaster risk.United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2015This paper is part of a set of working papers that resulted from the Resilience Academy 2013-2014. The United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) publishes these papers as part of its UNU-EHS Working Paper series.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014This case study aims to illustrate how the Western Province in Sri Lanka is promoting urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry as a strategy to reduce vulnerability to climate change, while at the same time enhancing urban liveability and livelihoods.Document
A toolkit for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south AsiaUnited Nations Development Programme, 2012This 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.DocumentWorld Resources Institute, Washington DC, 2012Good information is essential to making wise decisions in a changing climate. However, uncertainty of climate change impacts and the complexity associated with climate vulnerability, alongside other issues, make the adaptation information agenda unclear.Document
Southern voices on climate policy choices: analysis of and lessons learned from civil society advocacy on climate changeInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2012Since the beginning of international climate change negotiations, civil society has worked alongside governments in shaping global agreements and keeping an eye on the implementation (and sometimes the lack of implementation) of these agreements. This report is the first joint product of the Southern Voices capacity building programme.DocumentInternational Water Management Institute, 2011Sri Lanka has an annual rainfall between 750 and 6,000 millimeters (mm), with large spatial and temporal variation. The availability of clean drinking water is a national imperative, but agriculture consumes the bulk of available water resources. Economic development, population pressure and rising demands from different sectors are placing increasing pressure on available water resources.Document
Are we building competitive and liveable cities? Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructureUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2011This guideline jointly published by The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, provides practical tools for city planners and decision makers to reform urban plDocumentCentre for Development Informatics, 2011Climate change is now increasing – and will further increase in future – both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters in Sri Lanka including cyclones, floods and landslides (MoE 2010).Document
Disaster Risk Reduction. A review of DRR work by DEC Member Agencies in response to the 2004 TsunamiReliefweb, 2010This review report from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) examines whether its vision of a more long-lasting impact had been achieved in terms of strengthening the 2004 Tsunami-affected population’s resilience to future environmental shocks and disasters in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Its purpose is to inform future disaster responses by identifying lessons learnt.