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Oxfam's View of Effective Climate Change Adaptation

Oxfam's View of Effective Climate Change Adaptation

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Institute of Development Studies

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, 

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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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Global Climate Change Adaptation Network

An outline of the network is given below, and the full discussion paper can be downloaded.

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Adaptation wheel

Adaptation as a social process: spinning wheels?

A conceptual model of the socio-institutional interactions that produce climate adaptation would have numerous linkages connecting actors...

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Participatory Processes

What are participatory processes?

"Participation is a way of viewing the world and acting in it. It is about a commitment to help create the conditions which lead to significant empowerment of...

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Elimination by aspect and rule based decision making

Tools for Knowledge Elicitation (KnETs)Sukaina Bharwani

The need to understand empirical data in a formal way is imperative when faced with multiple responses of humans to their...

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Adaptation Targets

Adaptation Targets

Adaptation Targets

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Multiple pathways

There have been many different experiences of NeWater Project partners in uncovering answers to our research questions. Depending on the goal, the context and the target audience there are...

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Decision Analysis (Decision-Screening)

Climate adaptation is about making decisions. It is not our role to tell people what the outcome of climate change will be in 20 years as it is not knowable - there is too much...

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Adaptation Metrics

Towards a socio-institutional analysis of adaptation competence

Objectives

Developing actor-process metrics of adaptation focuses on the competence to achieve reductions in current...

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XLRM Conceptual Diagram (Lempert et. al., 2003)

XLRM framework

RAND corporation has been developing a tool to carry out robust decision making as an example of computational multi-scenario simulation.

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Methodology of Bolivia NCAP Project

Methodology

Social learning approach used in the project

The NCAP-Bolivia followed the principles suggested in UNDP/GEF Adaptation Policy Framework (2003) Note: The NCAP...

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Community participation and monitoring

An Ideal Participatory Development

Taken from Rowley and Lonsdale, submitted 2006. See also Participatory Processes and Social Learning

An effective participatory development depends on...

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Actor-network mapping

Representing vulnerability as the relationships between human, institutional and geophysical actors draws upon Actor Network Theory in political ecology (Callon 1999). The various actors (human,...

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Short course training: Robust decision making and uncertainty

A short course training module on robust decision making and uncertainty.

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Lessons learned from Bolivia NCAP Project

Building Adaptive Capacity Implement a positive approach. A positive approach entails focusing mainly on the capacities rather than on the vulnerabilities and problems. The existing capacities can be...
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Communities of Practice

weADAPT is about planting the seed and nurturing the growth of a new community of practice: a group of people collecting around a shared concern and interested in how we adapt to climate change,...

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Short course training: Plenary discussion of vulnerability frameworks

Go to Vulnerability Frameworks to learn about the objectives and steps of this exercise, as well as the key issues that came out when we assessed each framework in the plenary discussion.

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KnETs

This article describes a technique for classifying and formalising elicited knowledge that can be used to enhance understanding of collected data and reveal new avenues for enquiry. 

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Climate and Migration

Climate impacts upon migration processes in complex ways and it has proven problematic to isolate one particular climate stressor as the cause of migration. Moreover, migration is a traditional...

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Short course training: Climate risk communication exercise

Introduction to the exercise

Dissemination of information on climate change and potential extreme events helps creating awareness, preparing measures and building capacity to save lives and...

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Key findings from Ghana NCAP Project

Climate Scenario Modeling

 

Projected evolution of average annual rainfall

Temperatures are expected to increase in Ghana, and by 2080 changes are expected to be the highest...

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CAVES

CAVES (Complexity, Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale)

The purpose of the CAVES project is to couple policy concerns for complex human-environmental systems with linked physical,...

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