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Use and Communication of Climate Information to Support Uptake of Adaptation Action in the Semi-Arid Regions of Africa and Asia

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks.

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of East Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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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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US telecoms sector is vulnerable to climate change finds study

An increasing trend towards consolidation and sharing of infrastructure in the US telecommunications sector is increasing vulnerability to climate risks, according to a new...

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5 Things You Should Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean

Introduction

Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause....

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Adapting to A Changing Climate: Guide to Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) and Management Planning

This guide is designed for practitioners working within and with local governments and communities that normally facilitate capacity development at the community or local level.

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Adaptation to climate change in the insurance sector

Abstract

Adaptation to climate change, particularly flood risks, may come to pose large challenges in the future and will require cooperation among a range of...

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Local climate change adaptation planning

Introduction

The earth’s climate is continuously changing but accelerated rates of climate change over the last century are of significant concern. Increases in average temperatures have...

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ECR: Transport

Executive summary

The UK’s transport network is already experiencing various impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events. Relevant climate change risks include flooding, heat...

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The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region

Figure 1. Map of the Great Lakes basin, depicting lakes, rivers, and streams in the region (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District; retrieved from http://gis.glin....

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Adapting to multiple stresses in Sekhukhune, (South Africa)

Changes in the climate affect the nature, magnitude, and frequency of a number of existing stresses experienced. This case study documents these impacts in Ga-Selala, Sekhukhene, South Africa.

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Future impacts of climate change on forests

Even though the extent of future climate change remains largely uncertain, forests will be impacted to a certain degree under all future emissions scenarios.

In the 'Future Environmental...

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Forests and trees for adaptation: the 6 main stories

Research and practice across different forest and tree ecosystems have provided substantial evidence on the importance of these ecosystems for the adaptation of people to climate change.

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NCAP Guatemala Engagement

Based on the experience of interacting with participants in policy setting processes in the target watershed areas from early on in the NCAP project, it became clear to the PNCC that there are...

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Water company

Summary

Thames Water are keen to find positive and equitable ways of responding to the challenges presented by climate change in South East England. They are strategically...

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VA adaptation planning

The process of vulnerability assessment provides you with an understanding of key areas which are particularly sensitive to climate change and need to be addressed. The next question is how to...
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Nepal: Adaptation

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change

This work is part of a Policy Brief on Climate Change in Nepal produced by Practical Action in 2008

Climate change is currently...

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Economics of adaptation Kenya

Welcome ...

This is the page for the Kenya National Advisory Committee for the DFID funded study on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Kenya.

Please find below... Key...
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CIRCE Foundation Paper Principles

Principles of Adaptation

Here are 10 general principles of adaptation distilled from our current thinking, as outlined above, that form the basis for developing and implementing processes to...

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Adaptation to Climate Change Team

ACT brings leading experts from around the world together with industry, community, and government decision-makers to explore the risks posed by top-of-mind climate change issues and identify oppor

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Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

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Economics of adaptation

An African-specific perspective on the economics of adaptation, linking climate risk management, disaster risk reduction, adaptive management in resource use and pro-poor development planning.

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What weADAPT Offers

What weADAPT offers to Policy Makers, Project Officers and Researchers.

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Challenges and opportunities in communicating risk

Learned lessons from developing climate risk communication strategies and implementing them on the ground have helped us to understand better the challenges and opportunities associated with the...

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