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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop Report

This report captures take-aways for interregional exchange, regional collaboration and advocacy for mountain areas from the Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop held in Vienna in June 2022.

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Wikipedia for Science Communication

Wikipedia is fast becoming the public’s go-to ‘first stop shop’ for information and is a resource that everyone can contribute to. This page provides resources and guidance for starting your journey as a Wikipedia editor.

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Building Climate Resilience through Ecosystem-based Adaptation Planning online course

Considering ecosystem approaches as part of national development planning has always been challenging for many countries around the world. Through its three modules, this course will highlight the key concepts, tools, examples and steps for integrating EbA in the NAP process. 

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A protocol for case-study research on transboundary climate risk.
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Rising to a New Challenge: A Protocol for Case-Study Research on Transboundary Climate Risk

This work aims to demonstrate why the transboundary nature of climate risk requires a distinct analytical approach and proposes a seven-step guide that aims to facilitate the exploration of transboundary climate risk through case-study-based research for adaptation.

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Everyday Stories of Climate Change Educator Guide

Explore the Educator guide, which supports the Everyday Stories graphic novel for secondary school age children and includes examples from Bangladesh, South Africa, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, and Barbuda to discover how low-income families experience climate change, and their strategies to adapt and recover.

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Climate Change Effects on Tree Regeneration

The focus of this bulletin is the implications of climate change for the regeneration of trees and stands, including planting and natural regeneration.

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Oblique view of the GLOF hazard map for the Chucchún catchment and the city of Carhuaz, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (cf. Schneider et al. 2014). Background: GoogleEarthTM.
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Assessment of Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountain Regions

This technical guidance document provides a structured and comprehensive approach to hazard assessment underpinned by latest scientific understanding. It has been produced this as a resource for international and national agencies, responsible authorities and private companies. 

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Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a Net-Zero Carbon Future

In this 2020 report, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) makes critical recommendations that will ensure economic opportunity for the forestry sector and its people, while upholding important values that support human health, inclusive growth, and our environment

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Climate change is exposing Himalayan towns like Chungthang and the hydropower facility below to growing risk from glacial lake outburst floods
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Solution Story: Reducing the risk from Himalayan tsunamis - How global cooperation is helping meet the threat from GLOFs

Discover this Solution Story describing how global cooperation is helping mountain regions meet the growing threat from glacial lake outburst floods.

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Hong Kong’s July heatwaves highlight the city’s lack of holistic climate governance

The global heatwaves in July greatly affected Hong Kong. This is not a new issue the government has focused on it being a problem of heatstroke among workers, without directly addressing the root cause of climate change at a higher level.

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Trainee Handbook | Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastrucutre Investments

This handbook is designed for trainees in face-to-face training on integrating climate change adaptation into sustainable infrastructure investment. Its content is complemented by trainer and expert presentations (PPTs), peer discussion groups and interactive role plays. 

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Principles for Co-Producing Climate Services: Practical Insights from FRACTAL

Explore principles for co-producing climate services based on FRACTAL project evidence and experiences through this working paper.

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Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop

20/06/2022 - 08:00 to 22/06/2022 - 13:00

The Mountains Connect Interregional Workshop brought together more than sixty participants from across the world's mountain regions to share and create new knowledge and experiences on adaptation and regional governance in mountain ranges.

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Forest Ontario: Ecosystem Restoration Guide

This guide explores terrestrial, aquatic, soil, and wildlife restoration and discusses restoration efforts, action plans and case studies, as well as the organizations that have brought these restoration efforts to life in Ontario, Canada.

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Leave No Mountain Behind

Why, despite the essential role mountains play in enabling countries and regions adapt to climate change, reduce disaster risks and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, are mountain communities often left behind economically and politically? Learn more in this issue brief.

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Afforestation Guide for Southern Ontario

The purpose of this guide is to provide information and best practices regarding the establishment and management of afforestation areas in Ontario, Canada. 

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Guiding Principles for Wetland Stewardship and Forest Management

This report provides detailed descriptions of the interactions between boreal wetlands, forests, and forest management along with extensive references to supporting literature for those looking for a deeper dive into specific topics.

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Fifty Years of Wildland Fire Science in Canada

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, this report reflects on the progress accomplished in select areas of Canadian wildland fire science over the past half century. 

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Introductory LEAP training course: Linking LEAP and WEAP

This page shares resources for lectures #7 and #8 of an eight-lecture introductory training course on the Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) modelling tool.

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Sustainable Boreal Forest Management

The International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) synthesized information from boreal forests in Alaska (USA), Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia on the carbon (C) stock changes in tree biomass during the period 1990 to 2017.   

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Overcoming Barriers to Integrated Planning: Tools and Training for Countries

This brief presents an analysis of available tools for integrated planning that can identify and maximise synergies between sustainable development and the ambition required by a 1.5°C climate mitigation target. 

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Adapting to Climate Change in India: the Value of an Ecosystem-based Response

Learn about how the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and TMG Research aim to develop a roadmap for upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Maharashtra, India. 

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Principles for Locally Led Adaptation

Learn more about the principles for locally led adaptation. Developed by the Global Commission on Adaptation, the principles aim to guide the adaptation community as it moves programs, funding, and practices towards adaptation that is increasingly owned by local partners.

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IPCC FAQs - Climate Resilient Development Pathways

What is a climate resilient development pathway? How can different actors across society and levels of government be empowered to pursue climate resilient development? Learn about these and other frequently asked questions from Chapter 18 of the IPCC's AR6 Working Group II report: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.

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