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Integrating Adaptation in REDD+ Projects – Potential Impacts and Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Malinau Indonesia

Women in Malinau. Photo by Eko Prianto/CIFOR

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

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Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP)

LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning) is a powerful, versatile software system for integrated energy planning and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation assessment.

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Cambodia Climate Change Office

In June 2003, the Ministry of Environment established the Cambodia Climate Change Office (CCCO) which is responsible for all activities related to climate change.

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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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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Synthesis of Key Insights

The baseline assessment shed light on the current vulnerability of villages in the project site, which is essential for the evaluation of future vulnerability and possible adaptation strategies...

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Linking Adaptation and Mitigation

This project focuses on the linkages between mitigation and adaptation in community forestry contexts. In keeping with the IPCC, we argue that neither mitigation nor adaptation measures...

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Linking Adaptation and Mitigation

Ban Huay Win, Nan Province, Thailand

This research aims to address the potential linkages between mitigation and adaptation in community forestry contexts. This case...

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Technical Working Group on Forestry and Environment

TWG F&E address issues of REDD and finance of climate change mitigation in the forest sector.

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Pathways

This is where you will find narrated videos giving examples of different ways of navigating through the site according to your perspective and familiarity with it.

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Assessment of adaptation needs - Vietnam

Introduction

With the Fourth Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 20071, it has become clear that: (i) climate change is this century’s main threat to...

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REDD+ 101

REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) is based on a simple idea: pay developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions from the forest sector.

The...

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COBAM Project

Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) Landscape. Photo by Tahia Devisscher (2011)

A baseline vulnerability assessment has been conducted in the Tri-National de la Sangha (...

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A Cognitive Approach to Global Climate Governance

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After more than 20 years of unsuccessful international negotiations, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) might be one of the biggest, and maybe most...

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The Political Dimension of Vulnerability

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As the availability of adaptation finance for developing countries increases, so does the need for a transparent way of prioritising countries for the allocation of money. It is...

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ROBIN

Tropical forests provide us with foods, fibres and medicines, they filter water and control its flow. They also 'soak up' carbon dioxide from the air, mitigating climate change. The REDD+...

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Survey of urban adaptation planning

Based on a survey of 468 cities worldwide conducted in 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published a report that offers an insight into how cities worldwide are facing the...

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Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

The Institute for Sustainable Futures was established as a flagship research institute of the University of Technology, Sydney in 1996.

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Framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation

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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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Adaptation funding for cities

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Adaptation funding is insufficient and needs a new angleIf consensus can be reached about anything these days, it is that funding for...
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Institutions bridging policy and practice

Case studies on adaptive capacities of local institutions

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Challenge to Change

Challenge to Change is an international NGO, established in the UK in 2008, working primarily in Vietnam.

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Acclimate

In 2008, the five member countries of the IOC decided to launch a structured initiative of adaptation to climate change in order to better understand the climate changes on a regional...

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Forests and Climate Change Toolbox

The Forests and Climate Change Toolbox has been developed by CIFOR and the World Agroforestry Centre to build understanding and technical proficiency on issues of climate change and forests...

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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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