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Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

The Institute for Sustainable Futures was established as a flagship research institute of the University of Technology, Sydney in 1996.

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Framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation

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This article presents a systematic framework to identify barriers that may impede the process of adaptation to climate change. The framework targets the process of ...

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Climate Change at the City Scale

Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town

by Anton Cartwright, Susan Parnell, Gregg Oelofse and Sarah Ward 

Climate change impacts are scale and context specific, and...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems

(Originally published at ClimatePrep.org, April 2012) 

Along the west coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, the communities of Tikina Wai have lived near mangrove forests for many...

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AdaptCap India

AdaptCap Project in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

India has a 7,500 km long, densely populated coast line, which is vulnerable to coastal floods, erosion and cyclones. The...

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Vulnerability indicators at the urban level

Vulnerability indicators are a valuable tool to identify vulnerable spots, guide the allocation of adaptation funding, communicate and raise awareness, and monitor the effectiveness of policies.

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Adaptation to Climate Change

Executive Summary

The Gambia, situated in West Africa, 13° 28.02' N and 16° 34.02' W, is located squarely in the river Gambia Delta, which effectively separates the country into two halves...

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Food insecurity in Niger

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Being aware of the present and future challenges posed by climate change on their socio economic development, local communities did not wait for external help to develop...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation in Greater Banjul, Gambia

A wetland with mangrove forest in Greater Banjul

Summary

The Gambia has sensitive natural resources such as forests, woodlands, range lands, water resources, offshore...

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Tools and Methods for vulnerability

It is important to distinguish between tools aimed at climate impact assessments, for example crop models or water planning models, and methods designed specifically to collect local level...

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Adaptation funding for cities

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Adaptation funding is insufficient and needs a new angleIf consensus can be reached about anything these days, it is that funding for...
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Stakeholder Cost benefit analysis

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Lake Chilwa basin is a very important catchment that is providing livelihoods to more than 117,031 farm...

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Institutional strengthening

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The climate change adaptation project was piloted in 2009 in four sites in the buffer zone of Langtang National Park in the...

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Adaptation and Development: perspectives from Bangladesh

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There is a confusion regarding the relation between adaptation and development not only among the general public but also sometimes among the adaptation...

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Borana Drought Adaptation

This paper is based on the field research conducted in the Borana area of Southern Ethiopia during April to June 2011 and addresses interactions between droughts, pastoralism, and...

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Research,Youths, Indigenous Knowledge Nexus

Launched in 2006, the Malawi National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) prioritizes climate variability adaptation options in Malawi. However, it is evident from the priorities and...

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Delivering Adaptation

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This experience is an innovative effort on the comprehension of the potential benefits of a risk management approach in the...

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Vulnerability indices

There is wide scope for the understanding of vulnerability. The complexity of mathematically expressing it largely explains why it is not feasible to define/agree on a single vulnerability measure.

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Mainstreaming CBA in national programs

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Morocco is very vulnerable to Climate Change. Infact, its major socio economical sectors and main ecosystems are extremely sensitive to...

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Institutions bridging policy and practice

Case studies on adaptive capacities of local institutions

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System of Rice Intensification towards CCA

Rice production is and will be affected by changes in the climate. Irregular rainfall, drier spells in the wet season (damaging young plants), drought and floods are all having an effect...

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Challenge to Change

Challenge to Change is an international NGO, established in the UK in 2008, working primarily in Vietnam.

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New research and training materials on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development

Climate change does not affect everyone in the same way. Men and women are affected differently. Their responses to the impacts of climate change also differ, especially when it comes to...

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Acclimate

In 2008, the five member countries of the IOC decided to launch a structured initiative of adaptation to climate change in order to better understand the climate changes on a regional...

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