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The Arctic Resilience Assessment is a science-based assessment that aims to better understand the integrated impacts of change in the Arctic’s tightly coupled social-ecological systems.

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Interpretation matters!

New policy brief investigates two different ways of dealing with vulnerability to food insecurity and offers an integrated approach for a balanced decision making.

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Adaptation measures for especially maize are urgently needed in Africa to curb future negative climate impacts.
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Climate impacts on crops

A new Working Paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) provides climate projections for crops in Africa.

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A monitoring instrument for resilience

Implicit in all development work is the quest for impact. Positively influencing livelihoods, landscapes and ecosystems is the goal of our work. Effecting such changes is known to require long-term,...
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A closer look at the practices of vulnerability assessment and the priorities of adaptation funding

The burning issue in the climate change adaptation debate is arguably about funding: who should receive it, and why?

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Assessing current social vulnerability to climate change

Executive summary This paper describes a participatory methodology used to assess the current vulnerability of local communities in the Congo Basin. Vulnerability has been studied through the lenses...
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COMPENDIUM OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM ARCC CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS

Introduction Before considering how to adapt to climate change, it is first necessary to understand the extent to which natural and human systems will be affected by various change scenarios. That is...
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Vulnerability Sourcebook

The Vulnerability Sourcebook is targeted at governmental and non-governmental organisations and aims to support their efforts to substantiate and enhance adaptation and development planning.

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments

‘It used to rain continuously for about 15 days without stopping. This fantastic rain would leave all our lands, homesteads and crops completely saturated. But these continuous rains have stopped...
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The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these people are often unaware of the key...
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Assessing Mali’s Direction Nationale De La Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program

A recent assessment of Mali's Direction Nationale de la Météorologie Agrometeorological Advisory Program provides data analysis and recommendations based on the experiences of the farmer climate...
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Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings

The vast majority of work on gender and climate change adaptation treats gender as a simple either/or binary with men on one side and women on the other. This report, however, shows that approaching...
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Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international...
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Livestock systems, vulnerability and climate change – Insights from the grass roots

Foreword Climate change is already happening and its effects, particularly on rural communities in India, are adverse. There is a need to highlight key issues and understand the practical challenges...
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Kenyan youths get farming the climate-smart way

Members of Lower Kamula Youth Group in Western Kenya are shaking up their community as they are staying put while empowering other young people in the area to embrace a bright future as farmers.

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Climate variability and vulnerability research

Climate research has so far been focusing most of its attention on the impacts from higher mean temperatures worldwide. According to a new research review this has limited our understanding on how...
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Scenarios of food security for the Nile and Niger basin

Background Ensuring access to sufficient food that meets the needs for an active and healthy life is an issue in many rural areas of Africa where rain-fed agriculture is the major economic resource...
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Impact on Pastures Kyrgyzstan

Map shows levels of vulnerability to climate change in Kyrgyzstan Summary The Kyrgyz government with the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has designed a new...
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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

Executive Summary To date, water resources have been overused and their true value has been underappreciated in Canada. In light of current and forthcoming challenges, including the significant...
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Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Designing Adaptation Policy: Background Report

Introduction In December 2006, British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island were struck by a series of storms more powerful than any experienced in the province’s history.1 Hurricane-force...
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Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation

This handbook provides a detailed road-map with clear instructions on applying the CoDriVE-PD framework for designing projects to include evaluation of vulnerability to climate change.

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Protecting Health from Climate Change

Abstract This publication presents the results of a seven-country initiative of the WHO Regional Office for Europe aimed to protect health from climate change through addressing adaptation,...
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Local Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation in West Africa

This article aims to contribute to identifying, capitalizing and disseminating the best local knowledge to adapt to climate variability and climate change.

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Comparative analysis of vulnerability assessments

Executive Summary Vulnerability assessments (VAs) are central to shaping climate change adaptation decisions. They help to define the nature and extent of the threat that may harm a given human or...
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