All articles for the topic: Barriers to adaptation

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Barriers in municipal climate change adaptation

This study aimed to investigate barriers to successful local climate change adaptation due to lack of support from decision makers in organisations other than the municipality in question.

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EcoAdapt: Socio-institutional context analysis

As global warming continues many Latin American countries face critical water scarcity issues. See this study on socio-institutional context of three countries in the region.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of Southern Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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Report based on survey: Climate Change Adaptation Practice in Semi-Arid Regions

The Research into Use (RiU) element of the research project Adaptation at Scale in Semi- Arid Regions (ASSAR) aims to ensure that ASSAR’s research outputs and findings are taken-up in adaptation practice and policy spheres across semi-arid regions. 

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How is climate information being factored into long-term decision-making in Africa?

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The impacts of climate change in Africa will be significant and long-term (see for example here for some headline...

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Men and women farmers face contrasting realities

The Working Paper How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? shows how men and women farmers are facing contrasting realities.

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New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

Introduction

The 'Not Waiting for Noah' workshop, brought together practitioners, professionals and experts from Canada and the U.S.  to share food risk assessment tools; to build a...

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Análisis del contexto socio-institucional Bosque Modelo Araucarias de Alto Malleco

Este artículo sintetiza los resultados de un estudio que analiza el contexto socio-institucional en el Bosque Modelo Araucarias de Alto Malleco en los territorios de Lonquimay y Curacautín de Chile

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Análisis del contexto socio-institucional del Bosque Modelo Jujuy

Introducción

Este artículo sintetiza los resultados de un estudio que analiza el contexto socio-institucional en el Bosque Modelo Jujuy en Argentina, dentro del marco del proyecto EcoAdapt. El...

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Análisis del contexto socio-institucional del Bosque Modelo Chiquitano

Introducción

Este artículo sintetiza los resultados de un estudio que analiza el contexto socio-institucional en el Bosque Modelo de la Chiquitanía, en Bolivia, dentro del marco del proyecto...

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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-Proofing Fish Farming

Small farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district traditionally depend on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihood. Some areas are irrigated with ground water. However, groundwater...

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ECR: Transport

Executive summary

The UK’s transport network is already experiencing various impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events. Relevant climate change risks include flooding, heat...

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ECR: Health

Executive summary

This report explores whether there is a case for further intervention by government or other bodies in relation to certain climate change impacts on health and well-being. It is...

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The Economics of Climate Resilience

The Economics of Climate Resilience (ECR) has been commissioned by Defra and the Devolved Administrations (DAs) to inform the UK’s first National Adaptation Programme and the adaptation plans of...

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Equitable Payments for Watershed Services

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Project Context

The project site is located in the Uluguru Mountains (UM).These mountains have Watershed and...

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Framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation

Abstract

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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