All articles for the topic: Adaptation to global warming

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AdaptCost

The AdaptCost Africa project, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Norway Partnership, is producing a range of estimates of the financial needs for climate...

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Case Study: Tuscany

Tuscany is a very rural region, with an economy that is heavily dependent on agriculture, a sector that is highly sensitive to climate change, as highlighted in recent years by climate...

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Increasing Community Resilience to Drought

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Drought events associated with climate variability and climate change have become more pronounced in Kenya in recent years,...

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PACC project

About PACC

The PACC programme is the largest climate change adaptation initiative in the Pacific region, with activities in 14 countries and territories. PACC is building a coordinated and...

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Adaptation Fund: Enhancing resilient agriculture

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Project background and context

Traditional agricultural practices that communities rely on in the Solomon Islands have been placed under...

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Adaptation Fund: Coastal Adaptation

Status: Approved

Project approved for funding by the Adaptation Fund Board, June 2010

Project Description

The coastal regions of Senegal are home to over 75% of the population and...

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Niger Financial flows for adaptation

UNDP

Investment and Financial Flow assessment for Niger, one of the UNDP pilots on the use of the new guidance on I&FF analysis for adaptation and mitigation

To be published shortly

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AIACC: Adaptation costs and benefits, S. Africa

Abstract

The broad objective of AIACC project 47 was to develop the capacity to estimate and compare the benefits and costs of projects in natural resource sectors that reduce the expected...

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Economics of Climate Change in Rwanda

Abstract

This report concludes that existing climate variability has significant economic costs in Rwanda, i.e. has a current adaptation deficit, and that future climate change will lead to...

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Economics of Climate Change in Kenya

Key Messages Existing climate variability has significant economic costs in Kenya. Periodic floods and droughts (extremes) cause major macro-economic costs and reductions in economic growth....
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Economics of Adaptation Ethiopia

EACC in Ethiopia

The EACC study team has taken two missions to Ethiopia to inform the Government and local stakeholders of the study and to collaborate with the Government and the National...

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Economics of Climate Change in Mozambique

Lessons and Recommendations

Rather than climate change eclipsing development, it is important to think of socio-economic development as overcoming climate change. The best adaptation to...

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Economics of climate change in Ghana

Lessons and Policy Recommendation

AgricultureThere is a need to (a) increase investment in agricultural R&D, backed by extension services, to produce new crops and livestock, as well...

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Land degradation

UNDP, through its Community-Based Adaptation Programme (CBA), is assisting communities in Niger to respond to climate change and combat land degradation. The 5-year, programme is working to...

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Adaptation to climate change

Activities

The project aims to create necessary conditions to promote adaptation to climate change and climate variability in national policies, plans and also at the local community level which...

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Increasing resilience

Engagement of vulnerable communities in decision making processes on climate related adaptation strategies

Activities

By strengthening the capacity of vulnerable...

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ACCCA Bangladesh

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This project aims to develop a community-driven adaptation plan of action, as well as to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate...

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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ENDA Communities, W. Zambia project

''The flood that comes every year can make or destroy our way of life. It has always been that way but these days we see more extremes of flood or drought and this is causing serious problems with...

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ACCCA Afram Plains

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The broad purpose of this project is to design and implement successful and sustainable climate change adaptation strategies that address food...

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Integrated Coastal Management for Adaptation

NCAP Colombia evaluates the vulnerability of key economic sectors to climate change effects in the coastal area and identifies strategies to build capacity to cope with potential SLR-...

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Integrating Climate Adaptation into National Policy

The main lesson learned in the NCAP Guatemala project pertain to assessing the appropriate points of engagement for introducing climate change considerations into policy setting and...

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Climate Adaptation for Herding Communities

Many people in Mongolia depend on keeping livestock for their livelihoods. This dependency makes the country and especially the poor rural people highly vulnerable to climate-related...

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Strengthening Khulna City water sector

Description

Climate change and the resulting rise in sea level would affect water sector infrastructure, such as surface water supply and urban drainage systems. The climate resilience of...

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