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Webinar: Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This webinar focuses on the importance to adopt a transboundary view of climate risk, which explicitly recognizes the interconnections between people, ecosystems and economies in a globalized world.

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Afghanistan: Climate Change Science Perspectives

Released by UN Environment and Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency this publication describes the country’s most up-to-date and detailed climate change (August 2017).

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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E-learning course on DRR & CCA

This open, self-paced e-learning consists of four modules in the form of downloadable power point presentations. It is especially useful for those who are new to the fields of DRR and CCA.

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Lender's Guide for Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

This guide provides a framework for questioning how revenues, costs, and assets can be linked to potential project vulnerability arising from climate hazards.

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Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage

This report looks at how drivers of risk, such as climate change, negatively impact health and wellbeing and disrupt the desired health and financial benefits of universal health coverage.

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Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition)

An updated version of the popular handbook outlining projected climate change, sectoral impacts and responses (adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and accessing climate finance) in southern Africa

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Impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods in Karamoja

This study provides information on the existing threats to food security and livelihoods among households in Karamoja, and how climate change will exacerbate the situation

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Health

This brief looks at the complex interaction between climate change and human health. It discusses policy responses in a development context and identifies relevant environmental determinants.

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Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

This research project outlines the benefits, challenges, and successes associated with transboundary ecosystem management in Still Creek, a riparian ecosystem located in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Insurgency, Terrorism and Organised Crime in a Warming Climate

This report examines the links between climate-fragility risks and non-state armed groups. It draws on four case studies in the Lake Chad region, Syria, Afghanistan and Guatemala.

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Emerging Evidence on Climate Change and Health in Africa

This report presents evidence on the effects of climate change on the health sector in Africa, including threats to health and development investments, and opportunities to achieve health targets.

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Building a Climate-Resilient City: Electricity and information and communication technology infrastructure

This policy brief looks at measures related to electricity and ICT infrastructure that cities can use to build their resilience to climate change impacts.

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Building a Climate-Resilient City: Disaster preparedness and emergency management

This policy brief looks at disaster preparedness and emergency management measures that cities can use to build their resilience to climate change impacts.

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Ouranos

Ouranos is a Canadian non-profit organization that engages in focused, applied science in support of sound decisions related to climate change and its impacts.

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Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: The Caribbean

An analysis of 10 years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic development are vulnerable to climate change and its impacts.

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The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 2015

The paper assesses whether an extreme rainfall event in Chennai could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change.

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Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate assesses climate change sensitivity, risks and adaptation along Canada's marine coasts.

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Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation

This science assessment synthesizes over 1500 publications to provide an up-to-date picture of climate change impacts and adaptation across key Canadian sectors. 

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From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate

From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2008 reflects the advances made in understanding Canada’s vulnerability to climate change during the past decade.

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Jinsha River Basin: Integrated Water Resources and Risk Management

This Sino-Swiss project aims to improve integrated water resources management, build capacity for climate change adaptation, and thereby enhance socio-economic development in the Jinsha River Basin.

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Assessing current and future climate threats

This case study explains how the University of St Andrews completed a climate impact assessment workshop with staff and senior managers from the Estates department.

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Arctic Resilience Report 2016

This report is the culmination of a 5-year effort to better understand Arctic change, including critical tipping points, factors that support resilience and choices that strengthen adaptive capacity

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Transnational climate change impacts: An entry point to enhanced global cooperation on adaptation?

This brief explains how SEI developed indicators of transnational climate change impacts and discusses some of the implications for national adaptation planning and global cooperation on adaptation.

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