All articles for the topic: climate risk

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COP27 - Cascading impacts: how can we adapt and reduce risk in the mountains and downstream?

Watch and learn about this COP27 side event which focused on the impacts and risks from upstream-downstream hazards in mountains, which have cascading and compounding detrimental effects on both local and downstream ecosystems and billions of people worldwide.

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Webinar: Women move mountains in adapting to climate change

Watch this International Mountain Day webinar which focused on how to promote gender-responsive climate action in mountain areas. Learn more about the role of women in climate action, best practice examples and key lessons learnt.

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Resilient Mountain Solutions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Learn about why a focus on resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region is important, and explore the different components of ICIMOD's Resilient Mountain Solutions programme. 

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Sustainable Summits 2021

Watch these 4 short films inspired by growing pressures facing mountain environments. Covering development pressures, mountain communities, regional cooperation, and messages for COP26, gain an insight into how climate change is affecting the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.

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Integrating Climate Risk Information into NAPs, UN CC:eLearn course

The course Integrating Climate Risk Information into NAPs shows how to strengthen National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through appropriate climate information and coordinated policy action, enabling  different types of institutions and actors to work together in a collaborative framework, drawing on the resources of the global hydro-meteorological community at large.

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The Farmer's Perspective: Climate Risk and Risk Management in Sri Lanka's Agriculture Sector

Learn about both the challenges faced and coping mechanisms used by farmers in Sri Lanka, in this case study on managing climate risk.

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Global Challenges Foundation

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ZEROing IN on this critical decade for climate

The latest ZERO IN report from the CONSTRAIN project dives into the science set out in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments.  It investigates what our climate future could look like, depending on whether we take action in line with the Paris Agreement, or decide to follow current national policies and plans.  

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Global Climate Services: A Typology of Global Decisions Influenced by Climate Risk

Discover a typology of decisions relying on global, i.e., non-local, climate risk information, and explore the current state-of-the-art in global climate services to address these decisions in this article.

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Concepts, Terms and Definitions related to Climate Services, Infrastructure Risk Assessment and Climate Risk Management

Explore the common concepts, terms, and definitions in the context of Climate Services, Infrastructure Risk Assessment, and Climate Risk Management through this guide. 

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Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Yields in Mexico

This report summarises the findings of the consultancy project "Estimación de rendimientos potenciales con escenarios de cambio climático para diversos cultivos agrícolas en México", funded by the government of Canada under the UNDP-INECC partnership. 

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External Assistance for Transboundary Climate Risks

In this article, learn about how the climate fragility risk index and the concept of critical thresholds can be used to strengthen external emergency assistance (EEA) provided in the aftermath of a disaster. 

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Fact Sheet: What the The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report Means for West Africa

Learn about what the IPCC AR6 says about how West Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report and Central Africa

Discover what the IPCC AR6 says about how Central Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Fact Sheet: What the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report means for Southern Africa

This factsheet summarises what the IPCC AR6 says about how Southern Africa will be impacted by climate change and its options and potential for adaptation. 

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Strengthening Climate Resilience in Mountainous Areas

Learn about strengthening the resilience of human and natural systems in mountainous areas against the impacts of climate change in this 2021 report from the OECD. 

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Bottom-Up Adaptive Decision-Support for Resilient Urban Water Security: Lusaka Case Study

This research applies the Decision-Scaling (DS) method as an adaptation framework for decision support, by evaluating system vulnerabilities at both the city- and region- scale for resilient urban water security in Lusaka. 

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SDC Climate change foresight analysis (2021)

This 2021 foresight report provides information about short- and medium-term climate-related risks and analyses these risks with regard to water, food, health and regional stability.

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Inclusive and Participatory Mechanisms to Address Climate and Disaster Risk

Climate and disaster risk finance and transfer mechanisms are key components of any comprehensive risk management framework to address these issues and the needs of the most vulnerable communities.

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CASCADES’ Conceptual Framework of cascading climate impacts

This publication presents a conceptual framework and accompanying terminology developed by the CASCADES project to help describe and analyse cross-border climate impacts and inform adaptation policies.

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Vibrant Mountain Communities Regional Development in Mountains: Realizing Potentials, Tackling Disparities

This report draws on experiences from different mountain regions to shed light on three main levers for transformation in mountain areas: inclusive planning and decision-making, equitable access to quality public services, and collaborations to spark innovation.

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Climate risk narratives

This article introduces the concept of Climate Risk Narratives (CRNs), their origin, and their evolution through a trans-disciplinary engaged research activity around urban climate resilience. 

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Co-producing climate information for Windhoek decision making

This working paper provides an overview of a project that sought to co-produce, communicate and share climate change information to improve decision-making processes for adaptation in Windhoek, Namibia.

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Learning from climate change perceptions in southern African cities

This study provides commentary about climate change risk perceptions in an urban southern African context.  

 

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