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From Adaptation Knowledge Networks to Adaptation Stories

Objectives for improving dissemination of climate adaptation information.

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Lessons learned from Suriname NCAP Project

Conclusion and Discussion

The activities carried out under the second phase of the NCAP programme have focused on developing a better understanding of the baseline vulnerabilities and on...

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Colombia NCAP Project

This article summarizes the first phase of the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistant Programme (NCCSAP) that assessed the vulnerability of the Colombian coastal areas to potential SLR.

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Vietnam NCAP Project

Climate Change Impacts in Huong River Basin and Adaptation in its Coastal District Phu Vang, Thua Thien Hue province

 

Introduction

Located in southeast Asia, with a tropical...

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Latin America Regional Strategy

This short overview of climate change issues in Latin America was written by Ben Smith and Tahia Devisscher as input to an Environment and Climate Change policy brief to inform the development of...

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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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Suriname NCAP Project

Coastal erosion in Suriname

The Republic of Suriname, situated on the northeast coast of South America, occupies 163,265km² of which about 90% is covered with...

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Key findings from Vietnam NCAP Project

Past trends and future climate projections

The project started with a number of studies in order to better understand the historic trends in climate conditions in the study area. In addition,...

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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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San Andres de Tumaco System Description

San Andres de Tumaco System Description

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Key findings from Senegal NCAP Project

Tourism

Climatic threats to the Senegalese tourism sector are shown in Table 1. The risk to the Senegalese tourist industry is that the combined impact of these threats, which would include...

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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 on Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Policy briefing on Climate Change in Sri Lanka

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Key findings from Colombia NCAP Project

Describes the key findings of the Colombia NCAP project including: 1) system description of the project sites, 2) vulnerability assessments and scenarios, and 3) sea level rise adaptation measures.

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Policy Briefing - Climate Change in Bangladesh

Policy Briefing - Climate Change in Bangladesh

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Indonesia

This article was written in 2008 as input to an Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief produced for Sida with the University of Gothenburg.

Current Climate and hazards

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Case Study: West Nile Delta

The West Nile delta is an important region for agriculture, tourism and industry. Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate existing problems of coastal erosion and salt-water intrusion....

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Case Study: Gulf of Gabès

Tourist development on the island of Djerba

The Gulf of Gabes is an extremely shallow basin off the Tunisian Coast. Due to its shallow depth the marine ecosystem is...

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Costs of sea-level rise in Egypt

Controlling flooding at the source of the Nile. Photo: UNESCO-IHE

Initiated by the Development Co-operation and the Environment Directorates in 2002, this joint...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

City of Alexandria coastline: Image ©Blueskyline.com

Impact of sea level rise in Egypt

Egypt has a coastal zone of more than 3,500 km long and contains 40% of the...

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Ecosystems

One of the main impacts will be the loss of the Sundarbans, the coastal mangroves on the Western coast, the habitat for several valuable species which act as a barrier against storm surge...

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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ENDA Communities Banjul project

Beach erosion near Banjul, The Gambia

The main objectives of the project is identifying climate related stresses in the pilot action zone, assessing the vulnerability...

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Adaptation to Sea-level Rise in Bengal Bay

The coastline of Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the sea level rise. The tropical cyclones, which strike the coastal areas periodically, create misery and loss of life, property...

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