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Adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries : a case for adaptation governance and leadership in building climate resilience (English) | The World Bank

Adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries : a case for adaptation governance and leadership in building climate resilience (English)

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt

CLIMATE CHANGE: Migration not always a way to adapt | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
As the impact of climate change unfolds, many have predicted forbidding scenarios of millions of impoverished people flooding into often affluent countries.

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Mainstreaming adaptation into local development plans in Vietnam

Mainstreaming adaptation into local development plans in Vietnam | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it

This report focuses on two adaptation projects in Vietnam: an assessment of climate change vulnerability in the Cat Khanh commune; and adaptation mainstreaming efforts in Binh Dinh province's fishing sector. Vietnam is taking steps to address its vulnerability to climate change with legislation approved to mainstream adaptation into local development plans. Documented by the Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP), the objectives of the study included the facilitation of adaptation at all scales, strengthening adaptation, research and institutional capacity, implementing a vulnerability assessment, and providing technical support for piloting mainstreaming efforts.


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The Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change in South Asia

The Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change in South Asia | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
A recent panel at the Woodrow Wilson Center discussed what is needed to help strengthen South Asian communities against the impacts of climate change

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Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation

Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it

[Although this article is about Ghana, it has broader relevance.]

 

...“Knowledge development does not arise from a vacuum. There is nothing scientific or modern that has just ‘sprung up’ out of nowhere. Every piece of modern knowledge arose from the unique customs, beliefs, principles, practices, ideas and wisdom of people at a given time, in a particular place.


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Meaning of climate change for Africa, Asia & the coastal poor | UNIC ...

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These communities – the poor in coastal cities and on low-lying islands – are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change and the least able to marshal the resources to adapt, a new report finds.

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Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

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An international forum in Darwin has been told that traditional land
management practices are helping to combat the effects of climate
change.

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Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity  | BirdLife Community

Scientists identify top ten priority regions for climate adaptation funding to secure food security and biodiversity  | BirdLife Community | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it

A new study investigating the impacts of climate change has identified 10 global priority regions where targeted funding for building resiliency and adapting to the impacts of climate  change  would provide the greatest benefits to both people andthe natural ecosystems that support life on Earth.

 

The regions identified in the study, ranging from Africa to South America, to Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, are areas where small-scale farmers will be most affected by climate change and where Biodiversity Hotspots are also located.

 

The 10 priority regions with the greatest potential benefits to humanity include:


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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change

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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change - You can still see broken plates, toys, books and some photographs among the rubble that was once the homes of Rey Antonio Acosta’s family and other families in Mar Verde, the beach community ...

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Migration myths hold back successful climate adaptation - AlertNet

Migration myths hold back successful climate adaptation - AlertNet | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
Policies should be designed to support internal movements as a form of adaptation to climate change

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Climate-induced migration

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A new study investigating the impacts of climate change has identified ten global priority regions where targeted funding for building resiliency and adapting to the impacts of climate change would provide the greatest benefits ...
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Tackling climate change: Kenya holds first national adaptation ...

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Kenya held a successful National Adaptation Planning meeting for the Agriculture Sector in mid-September 2013. The meeting brought together stakeholders in agriculture to consider how Kenya should proactively deal with ...
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Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation in Ghana – study - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation in Ghana – study - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) Traditional knowledge fuels climate change adaptation in Ghana – study Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) BOGOR, Indonesia (26 September, 2013) –...
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Local knowledge the starting point for climate-resilient agriculture in ...

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Local knowledge is proving a valuable starting point in adapting Ethiopian farming systems to climate change and ensuring greater productivity to combat food insecurity. A new brief by the World Agroforestry Centre analyses ...
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Pacific islanders face major losses from climate change - AlertNet

Pacific islanders face major losses from climate change - AlertNet | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
Shifts pose “unprecedented challenges” to the region’s economies and environment, a UN-backed report says...

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Wine industry leading way on climate adaptation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Wine industry leading way on climate adaptation - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
A study finds some Australian wine producers leading the world in preparing for future climate change.

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Strengthening responses to Climate Change variability in South Asia | International Alert

Strengthening responses to Climate Change variability in South Asia | International Alert | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it

International Alert’s latest research, produced in collaboration with the South Asia Network for Security and Climate Change (SANSaC), looks at the relationship between the environment and security in South Asia.


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Climate experts call for local models to aid prediction

Climate experts call for local models to aid prediction | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it

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--Temperature predictions on a regional scale are less reliable than continental ones

--Scientists could make use of local people's observations of rain and temperature

--To spur action, the IPCC could produce more regular reports on key issues


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In India, Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

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In the village and in the field: Helping India's farmers fight the effects of climate change

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Africa and climate change: What's at stake?

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Climate change predictions show a very bleak future for Africa. Funding for adaptation should be on the global agenda.

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Africa needs us!

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Is Feed the Future helping farmers adapt to climate change? | Global ...

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The US government initiative has made adaptation a priority but are small-scale farmers reaping the rewards? Jennifer Lentfer and Emmanuel Tumusiime of Oxfam America reviews practices in Senegal.
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Is helping them grow food is enough?

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Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change - a Position Paper

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Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate Change - a Position Paper - http://t.co/E9uZNSc2...

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How to Track Adaptation to Climate Change: A Typology of ...

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The need to track climate change adaptation progress is being increasingly recognized but our ability to do the tracking is constrained by the complex nature of adaptation and the absence of measurable outcomes or ...
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Tracking adaption to climate change

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Asians Are Feeling Climate Change And Want To Adapt - Asian Scientist Magazine

Asians Are Feeling Climate Change And Want To Adapt - Asian Scientist Magazine | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
Asian Scientist Magazine Asians Are Feeling Climate Change And Want To Adapt Asian Scientist Magazine The results show that Bangladesh is an “adaptation leader,” with more than a third of respondents making changes in their livelihood to lessen the...
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Mangroves are PH's best shield vs climate change - Rappler ("yet we devastate them for development?")

Mangroves are PH's best shield vs climate change - Rappler ("yet we devastate them for development?") | Ecosystem and community-based climate adaptation | Scoop.it
But the original 500000 hectares of mangroves has whittled down to 100000 hectares or less, due to coastal development, land conversion, and reclamation.

Mangroves, trees, or shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats are extremely efficient in sequestering or storing carbon, a base element of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

They store up to 4 times more carbon than tropical rainforests, sequestering 3 to 4 tonnes of carbon per hectare per year. This is equivalent to the carbon emissions of two or 3 vehicles.

In other words, mangroves are crucial in capturing and storing carbon away from the atmosphere, where they would otherwise accumulate and contribute to global warming.

Adding to the gravity of these alarming figures is the fact that the region's mangroves have the highest biodiversity. South East Asia is also home to the most number of mangrove species in the world with 47 out of 70 known species present.

In the Philippines, the original 500,000 hectares of mangroves has whittled down to 100,000 hectares or less, said Pollisco, mainly due to coastal development, land conversion and reclamation.


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