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Local Knowledge for Climate Change Adaptation in West Africa

In West Africa, production systems are vulnerable and are subject to regular negative effects of natural degradation processes. These systems are particularly vulnerable to climate...

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Acting on What we Know and Learn for Climate and Development Policy

The Challenge

On the 5th and 6th March 2013, the Climate Change Team at IDS organised a knowledge exchange which aimed to explore how learning is (or isn’t) taking place in climate and...

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A framework for facilitating dialogue between policy planners and local climate change adaptation professionals

Abstract

The dominant approach to mainstreaming climate adaptation into sectoral policies relies on an ‘upscaling’ model in which it is envisaged to extract lessons from local change processes to...

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Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry

Cover photo: “Traces of Gudrun” © urbanlegend/flickr

Abstract

This report explores how climate change adaptation concerns were integrated into the Swedish forestry discourse in the...

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Business Adaptation to Climate Change

This executive report is a short summary of the Network for Business Sustainability's systematic review on adaptation to climate change. This document summarises the key findings of the...

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Tanzania using climate information case study

Coastal erosion in a village on the Bagamoyo Coast, Tanzania. Photo: Anna Taylor

Introduction

This case study provides a practical example of how to use climate...

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Climate Resilience - Can Tho, Vietnam

This page describes the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO), which was established in Can Tho in 2011 (and Quy Nhon and Da Nang), with support from ACCCRN and the Can Tho People’s Committee

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Climate change adaptation and the rental sector

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The research employed an asset-based approach to understanding the capacities, assets and skills which tenants, landlords and housing managers bring to climate change adaptation....

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Ecosystem based adaptation in marine, terrestrial and coastal regions as a means of improving livelihoods in the face of climate change

Conservation International is implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation approaches in marine, terrestrial and coastal regions in Brazil, Philippines and South Africa, where we have strong...

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Adapting Scotland's forests

Trial of 'continuous cover' forestry. Trees have been felled to allow light in to promote natural regeneration.

Film Clips about forest adaptation

A set of 5 short...

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Policy contexts for mainstreaming climate change in Bhutan and Nepal

Summary

This report is a synthesis of two studies that sought to understand the policy contexts for addressing climate change adaptation and key conservation issues in Nepal and Bhutan,...

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Cross-Scale Barriers to Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

A checklist matrix of 8-10 critical barriers to climate change adaptation for local government across Australia was developed with proposed strategies to overcome them.

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Australian small businesses adapting to climate change

The results of a year-long research study examining the underlying factors and processes shaping the adaptive capacity of Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to climate change...

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Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit

Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit and User Guide: a comprehensive guide to planning for climate change adaptation in three steps

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Local climate change adaptation planning

Introduction

The earth’s climate is continuously changing but accelerated rates of climate change over the last century are of significant concern. Increases in average temperatures have...

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Climate Adaptation in the Boardroom

Abstract

Climate adaptation is recognised by many of the world’s largest businesses as a global risk and one that requires critical attention. The World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Risks...

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Identifying low risk climate change adaptation in catchment management while avoiding unintended consequences

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Inherent in every adaptation measure are risks, costs and benefits. A challenge for decision-makers is how to choose adaptations that reduce risks from climate change impacts and...

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Urban food security, urban resilience and climate change

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Food security is increasingly recognised as a problem in developed countries like Australia as well as in developing countries of the global south, and as a problem facing cities...

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Adapting the community sector for climate extremes

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People experiencing poverty and inequality will be affected first and worst by the impacts of climate change to infrastructure and human settlements, including those caused by...

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Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI)

Introduction

The Indo-German development project 'Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI)' aims to enhance the adaptive capacities of vulnerable rural communities in India so...

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ECR: Health

Executive summary

This report explores whether there is a case for further intervention by government or other bodies in relation to certain climate change impacts on health and well-being. It is...

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Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate

Description

The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3...

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ECR: Agriculture

Executive summary

How exposed is UK agriculture to climate change?

Key climate risks facing the sector are changes in average climate conditions, changes to the inherent variability of...

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Leading adaptation practices and support strategies for Australia

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Australia’s adaptation effort is at a watershed. On the one hand, recent growth in experience and research is supporting progress by early adopters, especially those who have...

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