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Oblique view of the GLOF hazard map for the Chucchún catchment and the city of Carhuaz, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (cf. Schneider et al. 2014). Background: GoogleEarthTM.

Assessment of Glacier and Permafrost Hazards in Mountain Regions

This technical guidance document provides a structured and comprehensive approach to hazard assessment underpinned by latest scientific understanding. It has been produced as a resource for international and national agencies, responsible authorities and private companies. 

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A world without glaciers - How can scientists contribute to enhancing climate ambition, in Switzerland and beyond?

Watch a video of an event presenting the most recent IPCC findings (focussing on Working Group 1) and discussing how to raise the ambition level for achieving international climate goals in mountain and polar regions. 

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Air Quality Management Plan for the city of Cúcuta, Colombia

Explore the evidence and scientific findings for the Air Quality Management Plan of the city of Cúcuta, Colombia.

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Keeping the Taps Running in a Changing Climate

This tutorial by UN CC:eLearn introduces the concept of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into water resources.

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Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment: Fostering Self-Sustained and Resilient Communities (COSE II)

The “Creating Opportunities in a Safe Environment: Fostering Self-Sustained and Resilient Communities (COSE II)” solution was implemented at the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) in

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ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change

This article summarises the ASFCC programme that has developed and integrated social forestry approaches into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and the member states.

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A Knowledge Tree for social forestry

The Knowledge Tree is an online platform providing a rich source of information about and guidance on implementing efficient, equitable and effective social forestry practices in Southeast Asia.

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Cover: Improving people’s water, energy and food security in this remote valley in Nepal requires taking into account climate change (I. Providoli).

Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

This brief presents a participatory process for assessing the status of water–energy–food systems in mountains, identifying governance and technical options and exploring alternative scenarios.

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Applying the IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment

This paper compares the framework of the IPCC AR4 (2007) to that outlined in IPCC AR5 (2014) and describes how the AR5 framework provides a more contextualised and operationalisable approach.

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BEEP

Building Energy Efficiency

The Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project is a bilateral cooperation project aimed at mainstreaming energy-efficient and thermally comfortable building design in India.

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Mujeres de los Andes, participan de los Talleres Climáticos deCampo y reciben capacitación de los términos básico de meteorología. (M. Dapozzo)

Meteoalfabetización en los Andes peruanos

En los Andes al sur de Perú (Cusco y Puno), el proyecto Climandes, impulsó el diálogo intercultural e intercambio de información climática entre agricultores y meteorólogos. 

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Designing user-driven climate services

This publication outlines the Climandes project approach to systematically integrate small-scale farmers in the Andean highlands into the design and delivery of climate services. 

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Fragility and Conflict

This brief looks at the nexus of environment, climate change, fragility and conflict and their complex interlinkages, and focuses on conflicts related to declining natural resources.

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Webinar: Greening infrastructures on the New Silk Road

This webinar focuses on the importance of adopting sustainable infrastructure along the New Silk Road and highlights the linkage between infrastructure, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

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2DU Kenya34  Pic by Neil Palmer (CIAT). Pictures from the Mount Kenya region, for the Two Degrees Up project, to look at the impact of climate change on agriculture. For more information please contact n.palmer@cgiar.org.

Key reports for the CC&E Network 2017-2018

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Climate risk assessment. Credit: Prashanth Vishwanathan/IHCAP.

Assessing climate vulnerability and risk in the Indian Himalayan region

This science brief provides a general guidance on conducting a climate risk assessment in the Indian Himalayan Region.

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Application of spatial drought area indices to the lower Jinsha River basin, China

Optimal drought index and timescale combination

This study proposes an innovative approach for a catchment-wide drought detection. Two drought indicators have been defined and calibrated with real events, and applied to a study case in China.

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IHCAP

Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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PACC Peru Climate Change Adaptation Programme

This article describes the key findings of PACC PERU, an initiative of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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Webinar: Accelerating Climate Resilient Development in Cities

This webinar focuses on the SDC funded CapaCITIES project in India, which is advancing climate action planning to accelerate transformation of cities to low carbon, climate resilient cities.

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Crossing the flooded river, Okhaldhunga Bazaar, East, Nepal. By Axel Drainville via Flickr.

Sustainable development publications, tools and approaches

This page brings together key knowledge resources that have been produced by SDC and/or its partners, and which may be of interest to sustainable development practitioners.

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by Eugeniy Golovko

Publications and Other Resources on Sustainable Mountain Development

This page brings together all the key publications (multiple languages) on Sustainable Mountain Development produced and/or funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners.

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Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark_United Nations via Flickr

Key reports for the CC&E Network 2014-2016

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Building capacity through the UN CC:Learn platform

The UN CC: Learn platform, funded by the Swiss Government and UN partners, offers free climate change-relevant learning resources that are backed by the UN system.

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