Bahamas - National Communication

Summary:

Key Vulnerabilities

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
  • Water Resources
  • Public Health
  • Fisheries
  • Disasters
  • Tourism

Potential Adaptation Measures

Water Resources

  • Increase water supply, e.g. by using groundwater, building reservoirs, improving or stabilizing watershed management, desalination
  • Decrease water demands, e.g. by increasing efficiency, reducing water losses, water recycling, changing irrigation practices
  • Improve or develop water management
  • Alter system operating rules, e.g.

Azerbaijan - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
  • Water Resources
  • Agriculture and Food Security
Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture and Food Security

  • Educational & outreach activities to change management practices to those suited to climate change
  • Switch to different cultivars
  • Enhance irrigation efficiency and/or expand irrigation

Water Resources

  • Increase water supply, e.g. by using groundwater, building reservoirs, improving or stabilizing watershed management, desalination
  • Decrease water demands, e.g.

Armenia - National Communication

Summary:

Key Vulnerabilities

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Water Resources
  • Public Health
  • Wildlife

Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture and Food Security

  • Educational & outreach activities to change management practices to those suited to climate change
  • Switch to different cultivars
  • Enhance irrigation efficiency and/or expand irrigation
  • Establish seed banks

Water Resources

  • Increase water supply, e.g. by using groundwater, building reservoirs, improving or stabilizing watershed management, desalination
  • Decrease water demands, e.g.

Argentina - National Communication

Summary:
Argentina - Second National Communication - 7 March 2008

Antigua and Barbuda - National Communication

Summary:

Key Vulnerabilities

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
  • Water Resources
  • Public Health
  • Fisheries
  • Disasters
  • Tourism

Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture and Food Security

  • Switch to different cultivars
  • Enhance irrigation efficiency and/or expand irrigation
  • Develop new crops

Water Resources

  • Increase water supply, e.g. by using groundwater, building reservoirs, improving or stabilizing watershed management, desalination
  • Decrease water demands, e.g.

Algeria - National Communication

Summary:
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Water Resources
  • Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
Potential Adaptation Measures

Agriculture and Food Security

  • Improve and conserve soils
  • Enhance irrigation efficiency and/or expand irrigation
  • Develop new crops

Water Resources

  • Increase water supply, e.g.

Albania - National Communication

Summary:
Albania - Second National Communication - 23 November 2009
Key Vulnerabilities
  • Water Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Tourism and Settlements
Potential Adaptation Measures

Water Resources

  • Construction of a series of dams parallel and perpendicular to the coastal line and refilling
  • Supplying the sea with the sediments to restore beaches (example Sochi/Batumi, Black Sea)
  • Building with “nature” techniques

Agriculture

  • Change in planting dates and cultivars
  • Implementation of practices to conserve moisture (agro-technique measures like conservation tillage to protect the soil from wind and water erosion; retain moisture by reducing evaporation and increasing infiltration of precipitation into the soil;
  • Biotechnology -development of “designer cultivars” to adapt to stresses (heat, water, pests and disease, etc.) of climate change

Forestry

  • Preparing and applying of the seed stands and seed stand orchards designs to have the selected seeds of more adapted species to climate changes.
  • Experiment the adapted indigene and exotic forest species to rehabilitate burned different forest terrains.
  • Research on Optimum Land Use Planning, erosion protection, forest protection, biodiversity, conservation, fire hazards, and climate change capacity

Energy

  • Increasing generation from new very efficient combined cycle thermal power plants in order to support reduction of all HPPs in general and Drini River Cascade in particular from the climate change;
  • Planning of the rehabilitation of Fierza, Komani and Vau i Dejes HPPs (Drini River Cascade) shall take into consideration the climate change, which is going to reduce their production and their availability;
  • Planning of the construction of small hydro power plants shall take into consideration the climate effect.
  • Regional development programs, plans and policies and climate change concerns in the Drini River Cascade integrated
  • Planning of the construction of new medium and large hydro power plants shall take into consideration the climate change, which is going to reduce their production and their availability;
  • Establishment of capacities to monitor and respond to anticipated climate change impacts in the Drin River Cascade at the institutional and community levels.

Tourism and Settlement