Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Asia: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

Author(s):
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Year:
2012
Pages:
24
Summary:

This report highlights the key findings of the IPCC's Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change (SREX) Adaptation from an Asian perspective.

It includes an assessment of the science and the implications of this for society and sustainable development.

Funding Source:
Department for International Development (DFID)

Guidebook on National legislation for Adaptation to Climate Change

Summary:

UNEP's Guidebook on National legislation for Adaptation to Climate Change is based on the outcome of a UNEP pilot project that was carried out in three South East Asian countries in 2009-2010 - Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam - is intended to serve as a tool to help decision-makers and legal drafters to incorporate measures for adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change into their national sustainable development policies, plans and programmes by creating the necessary legal, regulatory and institutional framework for such action.

Funding Source:
UNEP

Establishment of a Tsunami Early Warning System in the Indian Ocean - The German Indonesian Contribution - GITEWS

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
    Summary:

    The Sumatra earthquake of December 2004 was the second largest earthquake ever recorded by nstruments. The earthquake coda travelled around the world. After 12 minutes, it reached Potsdam and was automatically recorded and analysed. At this point in time, the first tsunami waves had not yet washed up the shores of Sumatra.

     

    Contacts:

    Dr Thomas Zschocke
    Tel.: + 49-228-815-0237
    e-mail: zschocke@ehs.unu.edu

    Project Status:
    Completed (2005 - September 2010)
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    Government of Germany
    Cofinancing Total:
    N/A

Adaptive Social Protection: Mapping the Evidence and Policy Context in the Agriculture Sector in South Asia

Author(s):
Alex Arnall, Katy Oswald, Mark Davies, Tom Mitchell and Cristina Coirolo
Year:
2010
City:
Sussex
Publisher:
Institute of Development Studies
Volume:
IDS Working Paper 345
Pages:
94
Summary:

Summary

Funding Source:
Other

Framework for Community-Based Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in Mountain Areas

Author(s):
Mirjam Macchi
Year:
2011
City:
Kathmandu
Publisher:
ICIMOD
Pages:
32
Summary:

Abstract: People living in mountain ecosystems in the developing world are particularly vulnerable to climate change as a result of their high dependence on natural resources for their livelihoods, comparatively higher exposure to extreme events, and widespread poverty and marginalisation. However, little is known about the impacts of climate change on these communities, people's perceptions of change, or their capacity to adapt. In order to identify the key determinants for future adaptation, we need to have a much better understanding of these issues.

Funding Source:
SDC

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Case Studies from South and Southeast Asia

Author(s):
Studies of the University: Research, Counsel, Education
Year:
2010
Editor:
Neysa Setiadi, Joern Birkmann and Philip Buckle
City:
Bonn
Publisher:
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Volume:
No. 14/2010
Pages:
130
Summary:

Source No. 14/2010, edited by Neysa Setiadi, Jörn Birkmann and Philip Buckle, provides a compilation of joint papers focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). Case Studies and conceptual discussion papers intend to trigger new approaches, scientific discussions and increased attention on exisiting DRR and CCA issues in South and Southeast Asia.

Funding Source:
Other

Asia-Pacific Mountain Courier: Special Issue on ‘Youth and Climate Change’

Author(s):
ICIMOD
Year:
2010
Volume:
11, No. 2
Pages:
24
Summary:

The Asia-Pacific Mountain Courier's Special Issue on ‘Youth and Climate Change’, is prepared in the context of International Year of Youth (IYY) 2010-2011, CoP 16 to UNFCCC, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

Gender and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation (Workshop Report)

Author(s):
UNDP Regional Gender Team
Year:
2009
Publisher:
UNDP
Summary:
Publication Background:

Workshop Highlights: Asia-Pacific Gender Community of Practice Annual Learning Workshop, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 24 - 26 September 2008

Summary:

(excerpted from report Forward)

This report is a product of the 2008 Gender Community of Practice learning Event, organized by the UNDP Regional Gender Team, focusing on 'Gender and Climate Change: Impact and Adapatation'.

The vulnerability of women to the effects of climate change is largely due to their dependence on natural resources, their responsibility for water and food procurement and the

Too much - Too little Water: Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and Central Asia

Author(s):
CICERO (Center for international climate and environmental research), UNEP GA (United Nations Environment Programme GRID-Arendal) and ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development).
Year:
2010
Summary:

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The feasibility study concludes that time is limited in terms of coping with dramatic challenges to livelihoods in the region. A cross-boundary collaborative programme needs to prioritise and focus on adaptation already by 2011-2015.

Integrated Model Development for Water and Food Security Assessments and Analysis of the Potential of Mitigation Options and Sustainable Development Opportunities in Temperate Northeast Asia

  • Project details

  • Summary:

    The main deliverable of this project is a Food and Water Security Integrated Model system (FAWSIM). FAWSIM is built on the state-of-the-art climate change software SimCLIM. Given its open framework structure a series of food and water security related models were integrated into the system, including DSSAT, SWAT, PDSI, FSI, and ZUD.

    Climate change scenarios derived from 21 IPCC AR4 GCMs, and the related observed climate, land cover, and socio-economic data were also incorporated into the system.

    Project Components:

    Objectives

    (1) The main objective of this APN Comprehensive Research Project (CRP) was to develop an integrated model system to assess the potential mitigation options and sustainable development opportunities in relation to water & food security at the local scale, in order to provide the policy-makers with required information to achieve regional sustainable development.

    (2) This CRP also aimed to build capacity and raise awareness through the participatory assessment of stakeholders and the dissemination of the project findings and models.

    Expected Outputs:

    The following outputs were produced through the research project: 1) Global cropland drought risk assessment; 2) Climate change impact on maize production and adaptation option assessment; 3) a Food security index and its application in Jilin province; 4) Partial equilibrium food balance model development and application in China; 5) Water footprint analysis for Changchun city, Jilin province; and 6) Self-Organizing Maps Statistical Downscaling method development.

    Project Details
    Financing Amount:
    The Grant awarded to this project was US$ 180, 000 for 3 years (2006-2009).
    Cofinancing Total:
    Information not available