All articles for the topic: extreme events

Comoros

Comoros - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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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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Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

This Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project analyses the role of climate change in affecting the hydrological regimes of Kenya, Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh. 

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An app to fight against floods, wildfires and extreme weather events

The app enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards and provides extensive information from multiple sources about the risks of suffering from these threats.

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Framing innovations for climate resilience for farmers in the Sahel

This paper examines innovative approaches that have been adopted in four BRACED projects to build resilience to current and future climate risks.

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Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE)

HI-AWARE conducts research and pilot interventions, capacity building and policy engagement on climate resilience and adaptation in the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra river basins.

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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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Building a Climate-Resilient City: Transportation infrastructure

This policy brief looks at measures that cities can take to improve their transportation infrastructure in order to build resilience to climate change impacts.

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Webinar: How to make poor people less vulnerable to natural disasters

In this webinar Stephane Hallegatte explores the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty that underscores the urgency for policies that better protect the world’s most vulnerable.

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Communicating climate change attribution

A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

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The heavy precipitation event in Chennai, India, 2015

The paper assesses whether an extreme rainfall event in Chennai could in part be attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and related climate change.

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From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate

From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2008 reflects the advances made in understanding Canada’s vulnerability to climate change during the past decade.

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Increasing people’s resilience through social protection

This paper highlights how social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.

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From page 9 of the study: NDRF officers working with residents to rescue people during the flooding. Source: http://www.thehindu.com, 4 Dec 2015.

Chennai flood 2015 case studies

Case studies of how different sectors built resilience during the 2015 Chennai floods provide insights into local actions. Understanding the actions can improve preparedness for extreme events.

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Climate Change and Mining

The growing number of extreme weather events has led to increasing awareness in the extractives industries of the negative impacts of climate change. This report looks into the links between both.

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Climate Impacts on Food Security and Livelihoods in Asia

This report presents a summary of the latest available evidence of how climate change and food security interact, with specific examples from the Asia region.

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CC&E Nexus Brief: Migration

This brief focuses on the climate change, environment and migration nexus and synthesizes the main findings on this subject to date, both in general and with a focus on North Africa.

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Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan

Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan (APIK) is a 5-year project by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that seeks to enhance climate change and disaster resilience.

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Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

This interactive, web-based case study explores strategies for building community capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change in small island developing states in the Caribbean.

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The climate change, migration and economic development nexus in North Africa

This article addresses the climate change and migration nexus from the perspective of disaster risks and employment, and focuses on Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.

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RainGrid

RainGrid is a lot-level stormwater utility that offers a smarter, more cost-effective alternative to conventional stormwater infrastructure.

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Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction

Three ODI case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts

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CII

Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and

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Gender and Resilience

Individual, household and community resilience to climate extremes and disasters depend on the local context and the extent to which agencies address existing social dynamics and power relations.

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