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Perspectives Climate Change

Perspectives are a quality greenhouse gas market solutions provider offering independent, tailor-made, comprehensive, reliable and highly competent support to the development of national greenhouse

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Lessons Learned from Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

This paper summarises key learnings that emerged from working with a range of expert organisations to provide technical assistance to nine developing countries to prepare their INDCs.

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The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals

This work explores the implications of a potential international climate agreement on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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Adaptation in the Congo Basin

Background

In the face of climate change, two main types of strategies — mitigation and adaptation — have emerged and are now widely recognized. Mitigation aims to reduce the sources or...

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Mitigation And Adaptation In The UNFCCC Debates

An analysis of the UNFCCC’s discussions provided by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Introduction

Climate Change Adaptation appears to occupy the center of the climate negotiations....

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Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014

The UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) has recently made its first Biennial Assessment of Climate Finance Flows Report (BA). The highlights of this report are outlined here. 

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

Exploring National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

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The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

Introduction

Many UNFCCC stakeholders see climate finance as one of the linchpins holding together the entire climate negotiation process, for several reasons. First, climate finance is...

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Spekboom Carbon Sequestration and Rehabilitation Project

In the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Subtropical Thicket has faced severe pressure from agriculture. Originally spekboom-dominated thicket covered approximately 1 200 000 ha of which 550 000 ha (46%) is heavily degraded, 450 000 ha (37%) is moderately degraded, and only about 200 000 ha (17%) is intact.

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Global Landscapes Forum

Jujuy province, Argentina. Photo credit: C.E. Manchego

Global Landscapes Forum Multifunctional landscapes and land uses are at the heart of the intertwined challenges...
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Egypt NEEDS Climate change

A boat along the Nile, Aswan, Egypt. Image © panoramio.com

National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

To enhance adaptation planning...

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National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS)

National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS) for Climate Change Project

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Learning Through Collaboration

Learning through Collaboration

The CIRCLE-2 partners consider transfer of the knowledge generated by adaptation research investments in Europe to be potentially useful for developing countries, which are more vulnerable to climate change and its impacts than most European countries. 

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Perceptions of Climate Change in Indonesia

The Climate Asia project

Climate Asia is the largest ever study of people’s experience of climate change in seven countries - Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam -...

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Climate diplomacy Seeing the bigger picture

Abstract

This policy brief urges the leaders of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – which are most vulnerable to climate change - to integrate climate messaging into foreign and...

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Marginal Abatement Cost Curves

This paper explains different approaches to using Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves as a mitigation decision tool. It also demonstrates appropriate interpretation of MAC curves through...

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Equitable Access to Sustainable Development

Introduction

The effectiveness and stability of any agreement, especially as a basis for cooperation, largely depends on the perception of its fairness by the agreeing parties. It is for...

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Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change

Summary

Several recent studies have reported adaptation costs for climate change, including for developing countries. They have similar-sized estimates and have been influential in...

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The Congo Basin Forests: a solution for both adaptation and mitigation

The second largest tropical forest in the world, the Congo Basin has received global attention for its huge potential to slow the pace of climate change.

It is estimated to store 25 – 30...

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Local hopes and worries about REDD+ projects

A family collects Brazil nuts from their forest. Kristen Evans/CIFOR

Local forest communities in the REDD+ project sites of CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study...

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Historical climate analysis - Kenya

Minimum Temperature for Kericho, Kenya

Background

As part of the DFID project on Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Kenya, an analysis of the historic trends in...

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Integrating Adaptation in REDD+ Projects – Potential Impacts and Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Sogod, Southern Leyte

Village school in Sogod. Photo by Lito Abrogar

Integrating adaptation measures for people and ecosystems in REDD+ projects can render them more sustainable, ensure...

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Climate Data Management in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi

This study analysed the capacity of 20 weather observation stations in providing reliable and adequate climate data for effective climate change adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi.

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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Background

This report is part of the baseline assessment conducted under the “Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)” project. This project aims...

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