All articles for the topic: Central America

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Gendered Adaptation to Drought in El Sauce, Nicaragua

A gendered culture in Nicaragua has led to a differentiated capacity to respond to drought, men being able to adapt and women experiencing a downward spiral in capacity and increasing vulnerability.

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Publications and Other Resources on Sustainable Mountain Development

This page brings together all the key publications (multiple languages) on Sustainable Mountain Development produced and/or funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners.

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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

This book documents emerging and innovative evaluation knowledge and practice for climate change and its links to sustainable development.

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CC&E Nexus Brief: The El Niño Phenomenon and Related Impacts 

This brief focuses on El Niño–Southern Oscillation phenomenon and the 2015/2016 El Niño event in particular, the environmental and societal impacts and effects of which will extend well into 2017.

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iDE

iDE creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor, rural households by building market systems that increase incomes through scaling transformative products, services and technologies in agr

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Cocoa farmers plan for climate change

Through providing basic climate information and training, cocoa farmers in Central America are now better prepared for climate change. 

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Everyday Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Read here about Frontline: A programme that uniquely finds out from local people what threats they face.

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CASCADE project

In Central America, smallholder farmers are at the heart of the agricultural sector, and many of them depend directly on natural ecosystems for the provision of water, soil conservation,...

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is an international network of independent affiliate member organisations working in the field of development cooperation and emergency response.

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Community-Based Adaptation in El Salvador

This work summarizes research done on capacities and vulnerabilities of two Salvadorian campesino communities prone to annual flooding.

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Non-timber Forest Products and the Role of Markets for Community Adaptation

Tropical forests provide many non-timber products (NTFPs) such as, charcoal, wild fruit, bushmeat, mushrooms, roots and fodder, used by numerous communities around the globe for income...

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FORCC Honduras

Forested mountains in Honduras. Photo by Josiah Townsend

Objectives: This project aims to analyze the role of forests in enhancing the resilience of societies to...

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Forests and synergies between adaptation and mitigation

What are mitigation and adaptation?

Mitigation and adaptation are the two strategies for addressing climate change. Mitigation is an intervention to reduce the emissions sources or enhance the...

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Latin America Regional Strategy

This short overview of climate change issues in Latin America was written by Ben Smith and Tahia Devisscher as input to an Environment and Climate Change policy brief to inform the development of...

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Guatemala NCAP Project

Introduction

The impression of Guatemala as viewed from space is that it, along with its neighbors in Central America, is relatively green and verdant. This view does not conjure up the immediate...

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Information for Country Screening

This page provides an overview of available data sources for use in vulnerability and adaptation assessments. Most of these links pertain to information on biophysical hazards and data...

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Annexes to Latin America Regional Climate Screening

Annex 1: Intensification of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

One of the climatic events that may become more frequent and intense due to climate change is El Niño. Over the last 3...

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International Institute for Environment and Development

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a global leader in sustainable development.

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