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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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The Economic Costs of Climate Change in Africa

The Economic Costs of Climate Change in Africa

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Changes in Growing Season over Southern Africa

The following is a summarised version of the paper by Tadross, M. et al. Changes in growing-season rainfall characteristics and downscaled scenarios of change over southern Africa: implications for...
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Challenges and opportunities in communicating risk

Learned lessons from developing climate risk communication strategies and implementing them on the ground have helped us to understand better the challenges and opportunities associated with the...

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Summary methods to identifying climate vulnerability and exposure

I: Focus on key hazards or opportunities through a livelihood-exposure sensitivity matrix

A livelihood sensitivity matrix provides a starting point for determining which livelihoods are...

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Bolivia: Impacts by Sector

Introduction

This page looks at the impacts of climate change on different sectors in Bolivia. It forms part of a larger report produced by Tahia Devisscher and Ben Smith in November...

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Short course training: Climate Change, models and uncertainty

Short course training: Climate Change, models and uncertainty

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Africa Regional Strategy

Introduction

This short overview of climate change issues in Africa was written by Ben Smith and Anna Taylor in 2009 as input to an Environment and Climate Change policy brief to inform the...

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Policy Briefing - Climate Change in Bangladesh

Policy Briefing - Climate Change in Bangladesh

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Mongolia NCAP Project

Livestock in Mongolia: Daniel Miller

Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihood of Rural People in Mongolia

Many people in Mongolia depend on keeping livestock for...

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Macedonia

This report was written to form part of an Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief for Macedonia written by Sida's Environmental Economics helpdesk at the University of Gothenburg. These...

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Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya

Workshop Report: Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya - 9-10 February 2009

Executive Summary

As part of our project with Google.org,...

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Guatemala NCAP Project

Introduction

The impression of Guatemala as viewed from space is that it, along with its neighbors in Central America, is relatively green and verdant. This view does not conjure up the immediate...

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FKx 1: The linkages between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

This page shows the results of an experiment in collaborative knowledge generation, the Frontline Knowledge Explorer.  

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Designing Metrics for Adaptation

Metrics to measure progress in achieving targets for adaptation can be designed in different ways. They could be either expressed as financial commitments, linked with development targets and...

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Climate changes in East Africa

Introduction

The average global surface temperature has warmed 0.8°C in the past century and 0.6°C in the past three decades (Hansen et al., 2006), in large part because of human activities (IPCC...

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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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Case studies of adaptation

This page collects together the case studies and experiences of adaptation projects that are on weADAPT. Below you can browse by country, by sector or by using the Adaptation Layer in Google Earth...

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Climate Change and Social Protection

Briefing Note April 2008: Gina Ziervogel, Anna Taylor and Ruth Butterfield

Overview

The current focus on social protection programmes has...

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Bolivia Climate screening

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Introduction

We were requested by the Sida helpdesk at the University of Gothenburg to prepare a background paper (10-15 pages long) for participants in a Sida meeting in La Paz in...

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Short course on adaptation

This course was conducted as part of the inception phase of the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia. 

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Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA)

Project Page Introduction

The ACCCA project is a project coordinated by UNITAR which many of the weADAPT partners are involved in. It draws on lessons learned about communicating climate...

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Pacific Islands

Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands

In January 2004, Tropical Cyclone Heta slammed into the Pacific Island nation of Niue, causing mass destruction and nearly costing the state its...

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Methodology of Suriname NCAP Project

In order to develop and formulate specific adaptation measures for Paramaribo and Wanica, the study started with a detailed description and updating of the present conditions in the study area in...

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