All articles for the topic: climate risks

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Why the EU should worry about the weather

A PLACARD project policy brief explores the choices facing the European Union and how best to deal with the impacts of extreme weather risks.

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Understanding and increasing finance for climate adaptation in developing countries

This report explores the current state of finance for climate adaptation and proposes practical, near term solutions to both fill in knowledge gaps and to increase investment.

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From climate risk to climate resilience: How Zambian smallholders are using local knowledge and climate data to adapt their cropping strategies

This case study considers how climate farmer field schools were established in Northern Zambia to make climate resilience an on-the-ground reality for smallholder farmers.

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IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

This CDKN blog describes why we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people.

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Webinar: Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This webinar focuses on the importance to adopt a transboundary view of climate risk, which explicitly recognizes the interconnections between people, ecosystems and economies in a globalized world.

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Global exposure and vulnerability

This paper aims to support understanding of the interplay between multiple climate change risks and socioeconomic development through investigating exposure to multi-sector climate impacts.

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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Mountain and Lowland Linkages

Mountain and lowland linkages: A Climate Change perspective in the Himalayas

This science brief highlights the linkages between upland and lowland areas with respect to specific themes in mountain ecosystems. 

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EbA as an approach to increase flood resilience of the vulnerable

This policy brief shows that ecosystem-based adaptation can be a promising approach to increase flood resilience of vulnerable groups in society, such as women and the poor.

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Bioreactor at Gammams water reclamation plant. Photo provided by: City of Windhoek.

Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Ensuring Future Water Security through Direct Potable Reuse in Windhoek, Namibia

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Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

This report explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

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Food security and climate change assessment: Sudan

This assessment, published jointly by WFP and the UK Met Office, outlines how climate risks impact household food security and livelihoods in Sudan.

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Mobilizing private finance: Unlocking the potential of Rwanda’s businesses

This policy brief examines the prospects for mobilizing private climate finance in Rwanda, focusing mainly on adaptation, and highlights measures that could stimulate investment.

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Building a Climate-Resilient City: The built environment

This policy brief looks at ways cities can build resilience in the built environment through climate-robust design options.

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Climate resilience cartoon for the Philippines

This cartoon was created for local farmers in the Visayas to illustrate the causes and impacts of climate change, and to communicate simple adaptation measures for local agricultural activities.

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Ethiopia drought adaptation

This blog describes UNDP's experiences in Ethiopia as it faces its worst drought in 50 years and underlies the critical role that climate adaptation efforts play in sustaining livelihoods.

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UK business opportunities in a changing climate

Climate change is presenting UK businesses with opportunities as well as risks, according to this report commissioned by the Environment Agency and produced by Acclimatise.

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Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

This report is part of the larger, Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) published by the IPCC. If you wish to read more about AR5 or see the other reports featured on weADAPT, please click here...

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FCFA Pilot: Rwanda

FCFA Rwanda Pilot Study: Summary

The Rwanda FCFA case study was undertaken by the Global Climate Adaptation Partnerships (GCAP), working with the UK Met Office and Atkins. The case study...

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Conceptual framework for assessing indirect impacts of climate change

We here introduce a conceptual framework that can be used to identify these indirect impacts of climate change.

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Participatory training for farmers

Does climate information matter?

Does climate information matter? An innovative tool to measure the value of climate services for farmers

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Egypt NEEDS Climate change

A boat along the Nile, Aswan, Egypt. Image © panoramio.com

National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

To enhance adaptation planning...

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Ghana NEEDS climate project

Rainforest in Ghana Image: The Frog Blog

National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Two major principles underpin Ghana’s long-term...

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Climate change adaptation and water governance: Summary for decision makers

Executive Summary

In most parts of Canada, climate change is increasingly affecting the way water moves through the hydrologic cycle, which up until now has fluctuated within a fixed...

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