All articles for the topic: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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UN Adaptation Gap Report 2017

The report explores key opportunities and challenges associated with assessing progress on adaptation at the global level.

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Climate Finance Received - An Assessment of Biennial Update Reports

In their Biennial Update Report submissions to the UNFCCC, Non-Annex I Parties have encountered difficulty adhearing to UN reporting requirements and have used vastly different reporting approaches.

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Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of NDC adaptation goals

This guidance note aims to assist countries with determining how to secure the financing for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. 

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Using NDCs and NAPs to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This article proposes a framework for mapping out the links between National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

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Peru’s National Climate Law

This publication explains how the Government of Peru went about creating Peru's first climate change law, which represents a major transformation of the country’s greenhouse gas management system.

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Estimating Mobilized Private Finance for Adaptation

The study develops, tests and evaluates methodologies for estimating private finance mobilized in developing countries by developed countries’ public finance interventions.

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Private finance for adaptation in LDCs?

This brief presents a comprehensive analytical framework for understanding private adaptation finance. 

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Climate Policy Brief for COP 21 (Paris) - Cambodia

This brief discusses the state of climate negotiations (July 2015), presents possible scenarios for the remaining steps and assesses policy options in view of Cambodia's (LDC) priorities

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Lessons Learned from Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

This paper summarises key learnings that emerged from working with a range of expert organisations to provide technical assistance to nine developing countries to prepare their INDCs.

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Adaptation in the Congo Basin

Background

In the face of climate change, two main types of strategies — mitigation and adaptation — have emerged and are now widely recognized. Mitigation aims to reduce the sources or...

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Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

This report is part of the larger, Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) published by the IPCC. If you wish to read more about AR5 or see the other reports featured on weADAPT, please click here...

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Climaps

Climaps.eu is an online atlas providing data, visualizations and commentaries about the climate adaptation debate.

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Mitigation And Adaptation In The UNFCCC Debates

An analysis of the UNFCCC’s discussions provided by the Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Introduction

Climate Change Adaptation appears to occupy the center of the climate negotiations....

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Business strategies on Adaptation to Climate Change

Figure from report: Framework - A Path to Elaborate Business Agendas for Adaption to Climate Change

Introduction

The Business for Climate Platform (EPC) is one of...

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National Environmental Protection Agency Afghanistan NEPA - Islamic republic of Afghanistan

Article 15 of the Constitution of Afghanistan reads that “The state shall be obligated to adopt necessary measures to protect and improve forests as well as the living environment.” Accordingly, th

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NCSA and NAPA Afghanistan

Executive Summary

Up to 80 percent of Afghan people rely on the country’s natural resource base for their livelihoods. Natural resource management is therefore of paramount importance to...

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City-scale decisions

Abstract

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce...

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Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014

The UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) has recently made its first Biennial Assessment of Climate Finance Flows Report (BA). The highlights of this report are outlined here. 

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

This brief supports countries to take stock of the “indirect impacts” of climate change and to address them in their National Adaptation Plan.

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Global Landscapes Forum

Jujuy province, Argentina. Photo credit: C.E. Manchego

Global Landscapes Forum Multifunctional landscapes and land uses are at the heart of the intertwined challenges...
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5 Things You Should Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean

Introduction

Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause....

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Infographic for communicators: National Climate Change Legislation

CDKN has launched a new infographic that illustrates the connections between countries’ domestic laws on climate change and their ambition in global climate talks.

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Adaptation Finance from Tourism in SIDS

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Worldwide tourism is one of the largest global industries and is the main economic sector of many Small Island Development States (SIDS). Unfortunately the tourism industry in...

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