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Educational tools for adaptation

Below is a table from Kathleen Dietrich of Penn State University summarising some of the various learning materials that have been produced to educate people on climate change.

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Methodology of Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism

The tourism sector, which contributes 4.6% of Senegal's GDP is the second leading foreign exchange generator in the country. Over 20,000 international visitors per year come to...

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Constructing Sand Dams for Water Capture and Storage

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Drought is the most serious natural hazard facing Eastern Africa in terms of seaverity and frequency of occurrence. The most seriously...

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Mapping vulnerability

Overview

Translating indicators of vulnerability for specific exposure units/stresses (e.g populations at risk of drought) into vulnerability maps, and then defining hotspots and indicators of...

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Yemen NCAP Project

Yemen's Capital, Sana'a

Linking Water Scarcity with Climate Change

Introduction

This project explored the linkages between water scarcity and climate change....

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Climate change and Agriculture - Practical Action briefing

Agriculture produces the food humans need to live an active and healthy life and provides livelihoods for about half the world’s population. But it also has a troubling relationship to...

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Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation Project Workshop

Context

Oxen ploughing rice field in Limulunga (identified by the community as an adaptation option). Photo M. Monde

Mongu is one seven districts in the Western Province of Zambia....

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Using Integrated Soil Fertility Techniques in Semi-Arid Areas

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in...

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China

Note: This report was produced in Sep 2008 as part of a project to provide background information for Sida country assistance strategies, with the University of Gothenburg. Given the pace of...

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Lessons learned from Tanzania NCAP Project

Conclusion

When considering adaptation options it is important to differentiate between genuine adaptive measures and an expansion in coping mechanisms that are already prevalent. Following Adger...

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The Climate Change Explorer Tool

This article provides a background to the Climate Information Platform, which replaces the Climate Change Explorer (CCE).

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Cape Town Capacity Building

This workshop was held at the University of Cape Town as part of the ACCCA project which is coordinated by UNITAR. For further information on the ACCCA project and the pilot adaptation actions...

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Lessons learned from Colombia NCAP Project

This article summarises the main lessons learnt from the Colombia NAP project.

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Sub-Module 1.3 - Stakeholder analysis and engagement

Introduction

Identification of stakeholders, and developing a plan for their participation throughout the screening process will be based on sound stakeholder analysis. Not all stakeholders have...

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Bolivia NCAP Project

The project will focus mainly on human subsistence systems by assessing food security and human health in Bolivia.

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Key findings from Vietnam NCAP Project

Past trends and future climate projections

The project started with a number of studies in order to better understand the historic trends in climate conditions in the study area. In addition,...

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Short course training: Update on the Adaptation negotiations (Expert Guest)

Expert guest Saleem Huq (IIED) joined the training and gave a short update on the state of climate adaptation negotiations that were taking place within the UNFCCC framework in Bangkok at the same...

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A significant decrease in risks from flooding, from new crops along the edges of Qaraniki Creek, Fiji.

An introduction to adaptation

Intro to adaptation with principles and updated links to adaptation content.

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Key Findings from Mali Case Study 1, 'The Study of Ultimate Users of Water Resources and Dialogue with Communities'

Determining the Water Resources Potential

For the purpose of the study and with the help of local populations, a rough estimation of the potential of the three sites for...

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Senegal NCAP Project

Senegal NCAP Project: Adaptation in the Tourism and Transport sectors

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Adaptation signatures

Signatures: seeing adaptation in an integrated way

One approach to understanding climate change adaptation is to focus on a typology of adaptation responses. For instance, many of the NAPA...

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Improving the use of seasonal climate forecasts in Lesotho

In Lesotho, seasonal climate forecasts are produced by Lesotho Meteorological Services and disseminated nationally. These forecasts, that provide probabilities of how much rainfall is...

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Resilience

In seeking to situate the vulnerability of local communities in Lesotho within the wider framing of dynamic vulnerability and adaptive management theory, we have conducted an analysis of local...

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Frontline Knowledge Explorer

The Frontline Knowledge Explorer was an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation which SEI and Oxfam carried out in 2009. 

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