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Bolivia NCAP project: Vallegrande findings

Geography

      

Map showing Vallegrande area

The physiology of the study area comprises different altitudinal ecological zones: the head of valleys or high dry valleys located...

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Step 1: Identify Climate Vulnerability Exposure

Guiding question: Who is vulnerable? What are the present and future stresses and threats?

Vulnerability is the foundation of the analysis of adaptive strategies and measures. The depth of...

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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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Key findings from Mongolia NCAP Project

Climate change exposure and extreme events

According to a linear trend estimation of temperature changes over the period from 1940 to 2007 annual temperature has increased by 2.1°C (Figure 1)....

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Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa

POLICY BRIEF : Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa 

Stockholm Environment Institute, May 2008

INTRODUCTION

Adaptation to climate variability is...

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Bangladesh NCAP Project

Introduction

The coastline of Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the sea level rise in the Bay of Bengal on account of the low-lying deltaic environment. The tropical cyclones, which...

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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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Niger

Current Climate and Trends

Map of Niger, source CIA factbook 2009

Niger has a Sahelian climate with rainfall that varies greatly both on an inter-annual basis, and also...

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Kenya

Current Climate and Hazards

Kenya has a dipole rainy season in which the long rains are generally from March to May as the ITCZ moves northwards, and the short rains are typically from...

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Climate model uncertainty

Introduction

These notes have been collated from presentations given by Bruce Hewitson, Mark Tadross and David Stainforth, some of which can be found at the end of this page, and notes...

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Appendix A: Developing a livelihood-sensitivity matrix

This page shows how to develop a livelihood sensitivity matrix that can be used in several ways:

- To synthesize existing knowledge on climate vulnerability in a fairly rapid participatory...

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Short course training: Introduction to the Climate Change Explorer

Note: The Climate Change Explorer has now been superceded by the CSAG Climate Information Portal (CIP). The principles are the same and CIP builds on extensive user feedback from use of the...

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Narratives of adaptation signatures

National land use and development planning

The actors:

National government: previous exercises in national planning on climate change included the First National Communication, largely...

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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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Climate change modelling and analysis for Mozambique

This article summarises key points from a report by Mark Tadross, of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town, titled Climate Change modelling and analysis for Mozambique...

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Annexes to Latin America Regional Climate Screening

Annex 1: Intensification of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

One of the climatic events that may become more frequent and intense due to climate change is El Niño. Over the last 3...

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Training of Trainers Workshop on Climate Change Science - Summary of Proceedings

Session 1: Setting the Stage and Exploration

This is a workshop report from Training of Trainers workshop on Climate Analysis held in April 2008 to support the technical assistance teams...

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Short course training: Identification of key questions for the CCE based on V-E exercise

Note: The Climate Change Explorer (CCE) has now been superceded by the CSAG Climate Information Portal (CIP). The principles are the same and CIP builds on extensive user feedback from use of...

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Mozambique NCAP Project

NCAP Mozambique: Climate Adaptation, Water and Disasters

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weADAPT

Guidance questions on describing the context

The purpose of this activity will be to develop a contextual understanding and have a clear baseline package of your region's information.

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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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ACCCA experiences: examples of creative approaches for communication

Grill sessions

One innovative approach to learning-by-doing was implemented at the training of trainers workshop conducted in Cape Town in 2008 as part of the ACCCA project. The ‘Grill the...

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The Economic Costs of Climate Change in Africa

The Economic Costs of Climate Change in Africa

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Senegal

Current Climate

Map of Senegal, source CIA factbook 2009

Most of Senegal has a typically tropical climate, but the northern regions lie in the Sahel. Senegal has a varied underlying...

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