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Socio-economic indicators of vulnerability to climate hazards in Nepal

This work on socio-economic indices was supporting research for the larger ACCCA project managed by UNITAR, which aimed to increase capacity to adapt to climate change in Nepal. 

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COBAM Project

Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) Landscape. Photo by Tahia Devisscher (2011)

A baseline vulnerability assessment has been conducted in the Tri-National de la Sangha (...

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BalticClimate Film "Finding a Way through Climate Change"

The BalticClimate Toolkit provides local and regional level policy makers, spatial planners, and the business community with climate...

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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation in Greater Banjul, Gambia

A wetland with mangrove forest in Greater Banjul

Summary

The Gambia has sensitive natural resources such as forests, woodlands, range lands, water resources, offshore...

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Adaptation and Development: perspectives from Bangladesh

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There is a confusion regarding the relation between adaptation and development not only among the general public but also sometimes among the adaptation...

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Delivering Adaptation

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This experience is an innovative effort on the comprehension of the potential benefits of a risk management approach in the...

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Mainstreaming CBA in national programs

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Morocco is very vulnerable to Climate Change. Infact, its major socio economical sectors and main ecosystems are extremely sensitive to...

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Research,Youths, Indigenous Knowledge Nexus

Launched in 2006, the Malawi National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) prioritizes climate variability adaptation options in Malawi. However, it is evident from the priorities and...

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Vulnerability of the elderly to climate change in Northern Europe

This case study aims to explore alternative approaches for describing and mapping vulnerability of the elderly to future changes in extreme weather events across the Nordic region.

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Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Risk to livelihoods through vulnerability to drought and floods is exacerbated by climate change. Lake Chilwa has dried up 8 times in past century affecting livelihoods such as fishing and...

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CoFCCA Cameroon

Plant seedlings, Cameroon. Photo by Terry Sunderland/CIFOR

CoFCCA is a three-year research project carried out in Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the...

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Modified taungya system in Ghana: win–win for forestry and adaptation

Forest reserve in Offinso. Photo courtesy Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Understanding the extent to which existing practices can support adaptation in societies and...

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Indicators for assessing the vulnerability of Ujung Kulon National Park

The highly endangered Javan rhino. Photo courtesy Ujung Kulon National Park and WWF. National Geographic.

Climate change will increase the pressure on the park’s...

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Participatory multi-level vulnerability assessment in northern Mali

Forests as safety nets: fodder

Using a participatory approach across levels and genders, this project explored the vulnerability of livestock- and forest-based...

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Climate Change Adaptation in Tanzania's Coastal Villages

Climate stresses in Tanzania's coastal villages include sea level rise, sea water temperature increases, increased frequency and intensity of storms, salt water intrusion, shifts in bi-modal and...

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Network Rail

Summary

Network Rail have implemented a range of flood resilience measures on vulnerable lines in the South West. Network Rail's asset portfolio includes over 10,000 route miles...

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ESCWA-Sida

Arab Region PRELIMINARY Domain

1st RCA4 test simulation; mean annual temperature (1989-91)

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Participatory adaptation planning in rural Zambia

 

People in the Mazabuka District have experienced drought and flood episodes in recent years. They are solely dependent on mixed crop-livestock agriculture, which is entirely rain-...

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Addressing climate vulnerability in rural Sudan

 

The dominant livelihoods are herding, rain-fed farming, forestry and gum collection. People are mainly vulnerable to drought cycles and erratic rainfall. This comes on top of...

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Communication

This case study describes Gloucestershire Village Agents, who support people aged 50+ in rural areas of Gloucestershire during disasters.

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Adaptation tools, Case study: ORCHID DFID India

Inda case study in ORCHID project

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Vulnerable communities adapting to floods in Kenya

The changing climatic scenarios in the Lake Victoria basin, extreme climatic events including floods ravage the livelihoods of communities in Kano plains. In the past, long rains were mainly...

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Pastoral System

The dryland areas of Tanzania are characterised by an extensive livestock system, where pastoral communities use cattle to meet many of their needs and as a store of wealth. Their...

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Mediation

Assessment of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation requires a combination of generic and context-specific knowledge. Currently, the availability of such knowledge in Europe is...

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