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Global warming of 1.5°C and higher brings profound challenges to semi-arid regions

This page collects together key messages and outputs from the ASSAR project relevant to global warming of 1.5°C and higher.

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Figure 1: Map of all ASSAR study countries.

Determining what global warming of 1.5°C and higher means

This article describes ASSAR's method for what global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for the semi-arid regions of Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, Mali, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Ethiopia.

Implications of 1.5°C for Ethiopia

This infographic illustrates the impacts of different levels of global warming on the local climate extremes and the vulnerable sectors of Ethiopia.

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Ghana

Implications of 1.5°C+ for Ghana

This infographic illustrates the impacts of different levels of global warming for the local climate extremes and the vulnerable sectors of Ghana. 

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Kenya.

Implications of 1.5°C+ for Kenya

This infographic illustrates the increasing impacts global warming of 1.5°C (and each further 0.5°C interval thereafter) will have on local climate extemes and vulnerable sectors in Kenya.

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Mali

Implications of 1.5°C+ for Mali

This infographic illustrates the impacts global warming of 1.5°C, and above, will have on the local climate extremes and the vulnerable sectors of Mali. 

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What global warming of 1.5°C and higher means for Botswana

Implications of 1.5°C+ in Botswana

This infographic provides insight into the impacts 1.5°C and higher of global warming will have on local climate extremes and the vulnerable sectors of Botswana. 

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Implications of 1.5°C+ in Namibia

This infographic illustrates the potential impacts of global warming of 1.5°C and above on the local climate extremes and vulnerable sectors of Namibia. 

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The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report – What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Blog: Maria Jose Pacha says that the IPCC's 1.5C Report implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America that takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once.

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Webinar: Exploring the use of foresight methods in climate resilience

This webinar showcased the potential of foresight methods in increasing climate resilience in the light of "Juncker’s 5 Futures for Europe".

 

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience – A Training Manual

This manual is part of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course and incorporates case studies, tools, methodologies, and guidelines.

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Using a Local Climate Impact Profile (LCLIP) with Aberdeen City Council to assess vulnerability

See how Adaptation Scotland helped Aberdeen City Council complete a Local Climate Impact Profile to study the impact of past extreme weather events and assess the areas vulnerability to future risk.

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Climate Central

Climate Central is an independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public.

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Impacts of Climate Change on the indigenous Majhi community in Nepal

This study looks at the impacts of climate change on the indigenous Majhi people in Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal, and provides important details for the design of future projects.

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OPOE Case Study - Collaborative Management: governance for the new normal, North Karelia, Finland

Collaborative management: governance for the new normal

This is an interactive, web-based case study exploring the critical role of local-traditional knowledge in ecosystem restoration in North Karelia, Finland.

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University of Zurich

With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university.

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University of Washington

The University of Washington educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship

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IPCC AR5 Toolkit

Aimed at decision-makers, these two reports distil key messages for Africa and South Asia from the thousands of pages of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The reports glean the richest...

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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for South Asia?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (http://www.ipcc.ch), which the IPCC...

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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (http://www.ipcc.ch), which the IPCC...

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Exploring the role of climate science in supporting long-term adaptation and decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa

Summary

Africa faces considerable challenges in adapting to the long-term impacts of climate change. Policy-makers not only have to contend with projected changes to the region’s climate,...

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Adapting to climate change in the Netherlands

Windmills used to drain water from land in the Netherlands Image © rtcc.org

Abstract

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

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Oxfam Southern Africa Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (Zambia)

Southern Zambia

Project description SEI was commissioned by Oxfam Great Britain’s Southern Africa Regional Centre to advise on climate adaptation and disaster risk...
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Mainstreaming adaptation into Ghana's national development plans

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Project description

SEI assisted Ghana’s Environmental Protection Authority and its climate change focal point to...

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