All articles for the topic: Adaptation

Facing Changes in African Forests

What is Participatory Video?

Participatory Video (PV) is a set of techniques to involve a group or community in shaping and creating their own film. The idea behind this is that making a...

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Adapting to A Changing Climate

This guide is designed for practitioners working within and with local governments and communities that normally facilitate capacity development at the community or local level.

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Adaptation to climate change in the insurance sector

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Adaptation to climate change, particularly flood risks, may come to pose large challenges in the future and will require cooperation among a range of...

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Is Nepal ready to receive the climate finance it requires?

The UNFCCC states that national responses to climate change should be guided by the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" between member countries based on their historical...

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Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis CVCA

The CVCA methodology provides a framework for analyzing vulnerability and capacity to adapt to climate change at the community level. 

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Deep uncertainty over long-term climate in infrastructure projects

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Climate change brings new challenges for traditional environmental risk management, particularly for major infrastructure projects, where the decisions made today can have long-...

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PROVIA Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change

This guidance provides clear technical guidance on climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation at the local, national and international levels, in both developed and developing countries.

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Overcoming the Barriers

Executive Summary

Climate change is a huge threat to all aspects of human development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for poverty reduction. Until recently, donor...

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Overcoming social barriers to climate change adaptation

This Background Note explores the influence of social barriers to adaptation to climate change, using insights drawn from field work in rural subsistence communities in western Nepal,...

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Climate Change and Health A Tool to Estimate Health and Adaptation Costs

The WHO Regional Office for Europe prepared this economic analysis tool to support health adaptation planning in European Member States. It is based on a review of the science. It is...

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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

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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...

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Acting on What we Know and Learn for Climate and Development Policy

The Challenge

On the 5th and 6th March 2013, the Climate Change Team at IDS organised a knowledge exchange which aimed to explore how learning is (or isn’t) taking place in climate and...

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Economics of climate change adaptation at the local scale: the case of Durban, South Africa

Results for Durban's cost-benefit prioritisation under a particular socio-economic and climate future

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This paper describes the design and application of...

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Analysis of Forestry Policy Acts and Rules of Bhutan

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This report, written by WWF Bhutan, describes the institutional arrangements surrounding the use and management of forest resources in Bhutan and outlines recommendations...

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A framework for facilitating dialogue between policy planners and local climate change adaptation professionals

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The dominant approach to mainstreaming climate adaptation into sectoral policies relies on an ‘upscaling’ model in which it is envisaged to extract lessons from local change processes to...

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Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry

Cover photo: “Traces of Gudrun” © urbanlegend/flickr

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This report explores how climate change adaptation concerns were integrated into the Swedish forestry discourse in the...

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Business Adaptation to Climate Change

This executive report is a short summary of the Network for Business Sustainability's systematic review on adaptation to climate change. This document summarises the key findings of the...

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C3D+ Partners Meeting 2013

The C3D+ partners reported on the work that they are doing to help countries improve access to climate information.

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A case study using step-by-step climate guidance

This case study in Bagamoyo District, Tanzania, highlights how climate information can be used to support adaptation planning and policy-making in the rural agricultral sector. 

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Climate Resilience - Can Tho, Vietnam

This page describes the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO), which was established in Can Tho in 2011 (and Quy Nhon and Da Nang), with support from ACCCRN and the Can Tho People’s Committee

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CCORAL climate adaptation tool launched in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tooL – CCORAL – is an online support system for climate resilient decision making.​

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Climate change adaptation and the rental sector

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The research employed an asset-based approach to understanding the capacities, assets and skills which tenants, landlords and housing managers bring to climate change adaptation....

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Ecosystem based adaptation in marine, terrestrial and coastal regions as a means of improving livelihoods in the face of climate change

Conservation International is implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation approaches in marine, terrestrial and coastal regions in Brazil, Philippines and South Africa, where we have strong...

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