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COBAM Rwanda Vulnerability

Introducing more trees into the farmed landscape would assist the landscape in coping with climate change. Credit: Charlotte Pavageau

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A regional...

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Current vulnerability in Rwanda

Volcanic Mountains Rwanda. Image ©Jack Swenson

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Between 2011 and 2012, a regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five...

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Current vulnerability in Equatorial Guinea

Atom village (credit: Daniel Morchain)

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A regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five landscapes of the Congo Basin as...

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Equatorial Guinea case study

Forests in Equatorial Guinea. Image © WRI

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Between 2011 and 2012, a regional baseline assessment to analyse vulnerability was conducted in five...

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How to scale out community-based adaptation to climate change

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The impacts of climate change are context specific and the resources and capacity available for adaptation are locally defined. As a result, adaptation activities must be localised...

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Vulnerability Assessment in Garissa

Herders watering camels in a makeshift trough, herders are taking advantage of the rains to water their livestock after a long period of drought. Image: Flickr by Ann Weru/...

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Vulnerability Assessment in Garissa

This document explores the impacts of climate change on livelihoods in pastoral and agro-pastoral households.

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Climate change adaptation and water governance: Summary for decision makers

Executive Summary

In most parts of Canada, climate change is increasingly affecting the way water moves through the hydrologic cycle, which up until now has fluctuated within a fixed...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity: Background Report

Introduction

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that “most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due...

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Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium Film

This short film captures the key messages and debates emerging from the first Southern Africa Adaptation Colloquium, held in November 2013.

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Analyzing the role of rural institutions in enabling adaptation to climate change in the agriculture sector

Photo: J. Cendon / FAO, @regjeringen.no

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This project examines the role of governance and institutions in adaptation and institutions in...

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Quito Vulnerability Study

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This project will evaluate climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation issues in the...

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Catalysing adaptive capacity for development and climate change

Abstract

There is convergence between current theory and practice in global environmental change research and development communities on the importance of approaches that aim to ‘engage and...

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Climate resilient businesses

Recognising the financial, safety and reputational consequences of extreme weather and climate change, FirstGroup UK Bus (Scotland) – together with ScotRail – participated in a pilot...

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Livelihoods Improvement

Summaries of different tools, methods and approaches relevant to advancing knowledge on livelihoods improvement and social change with particular emphasis on governance and institutional dynamics.

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Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling

Abstract

Climate change is an area full of uncertainties, and yet sectors such as Emergency Management and many others need to develop plans and policy responses regarding adaptation to...

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Adaptation Tool Kit- Navigation page

ENDA-TM, SEI and local partners in Gambia co-developed a toolkit for vulnerability and adaptation. This has been tested and refined for its use by local practitioners.

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Socio-economic indicators of vulnerability to climate hazards in Nepal

This work on socio-economic indices was supporting research for the larger ACCCA project managed by UNITAR, which aimed to increase capacity to adapt to climate change in Nepal. 

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Dynamic Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a dynamic process, changing on a variety of inter-linked temporal and spatial scales. On the one hand, It is bounded by processes of change that can be slow or abrupt and...

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Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Bhutan and Nepal

Both Bhutan and Nepal understand the importance of addressing climate impacts. They have strengthened their commitment to managing the impacts of climate through several efforts including the...

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Assessment of adaptation needs - Nepal

This report brings together various domains of climate-related knowledge activities by looking at: the institutional landscape policies; laws and regulations; knowledge generation and...

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Assessment of adaptation needs - Vietnam

Introduction

With the Fourth Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 20071, it has become clear that: (i) climate change is this century’s main threat to...

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Assessment of adaptation needs - Thailand

The purpose of this summary report is to offer background analysis and suggestions for the design and implementation of a Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform in Thailand. It was...

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Synthesis Report of 2012 Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, Bangkok, Thailand

The Second Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was held at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok on March 12 and 13, 2012. It brought together more than 800 policymakers...

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