All articles for the topic: climate change policy

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Business strategies on Adaptation to Climate Change

Figure from report: Framework - A Path to Elaborate Business Agendas for Adaption to Climate Change

Introduction

The Business for Climate Platform (EPC) is one of...

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Synthesis report: FCFA pilot phase

This report provides initial research into the use of long-term (5-40 year) climate information in Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and the coastal cities of Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique.

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IMPRESSIONS

IMPRESSIONS aims to understand the consequences of high-end climate change and to evaluate how such knowledge can be used in effective and integrated adaptation and mitigation decision-making.

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FCFA Pilot: Malawi

Summary

There is growing interest about how climate information can be used to better inform decision-making across a range of sectors and socio-political and environmental settings. To...

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Local Adaptation Plans in Mozambique

Image caption: The Local Adaptation Plan is being presented to the community who participated in the theory of change and vulnerability assessment exercises, in Guija...

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City-scale decisions

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How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce...

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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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The Adaptation without Borders Index of exposure

Applying a new conceptual framework, SEI has developed the Adaptation without Borders Index of Exposure (or AwB Index, for short).

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

This brief supports countries to take stock of the “indirect impacts” of climate change and to address them in their National Adaptation Plan.

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Targeting Zero Zero - Achieving zero extreme poverty on the path to zero net emissions

Executive summary

The eradication of extreme poverty is, perhaps, the minimum ethical floor for global development efforts. Progress over the past two decades has reduced extreme poverty...

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Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to accelerate geothermal power: Lessons from Kenya

This CDKN Inside Story looks at the Government of Kenya’s ambitions to significantly expand its power supply from geothermal sources to underpin low-carbon, climate resilient development.

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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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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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Spekboom Carbon Sequestration and Rehabilitation Project

In the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Subtropical Thicket has faced severe pressure from agriculture.

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Global Landscapes Forum

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Global Landscapes Forum Multifunctional landscapes and land uses are at the heart of the intertwined challenges...
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The Way Forward in International Climate Policy: Key Issues and New Ideas 2014

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As the United Nations Secretary General convenes a climate change summit in September 2014, and the world prepares for what hopefully will be major step forward in the UNFCCC...

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Briefing on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for Least Developed Countries

Summary

In 2010, the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established a process to enable Least Developed Countries...

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Pakistan NEEDS climate change

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Pakistan’s climate is arid/semi-arid with...

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Egypt NEEDS Climate change

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

To enhance adaptation planning...

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Review

Executive Summary

Significant changes in climate are already visible globally, and are expected to become more pronounced in the future. These will lead to wide ranging impacts on the...

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Adapting to climate change in the Netherlands

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Abstract

In many countries around the world impacts of climate change are assessed and...

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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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WHO: Climate change and health costs

Executive Summary

Improved economic assessments of the costs associated with the health impacts of climate change can help support investment in health adaptation programmes, and support...

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Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Designing Adaptation Policy: Background Report

Introduction

In December 2006, British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island were struck by a series of storms more powerful than any experienced in the province’s history.1...

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