Reconstitution of hut livestock to reduce household vulnerability to climate change in the communities of Houtchi and Dan Djaoudi, Roumbou

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    UNOPS
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Villagers Community of Houtchi and Dan Djaoudi, Departmental Direction of Animal Resources of Dakoro, Cabinet Studies-Cartographie-Training
    Summary:

    Niger is a landlocked country in Western Africa. The Sahara desert and the semi-arid Sahel zone cover approximately 80 percent of the country’s land. The climate is Sahelian and unfavorable due to its low altitude. The rainy season lasts three to four months, from June to September, and the dry season lasts eight to nine months.

    Contacts:

    CBA Project Management Unit United Nations Development Programme Energy and Environment Group 304 East 45th St, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017 off: 212-906-5006

    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    community of Houtchi and Dan Djaoudi villages in the municipality of Roumbou, Niger
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SPA
    Cofinancing Total:
    $25,099 USD (CBA Japanese Fund), $1,680 USD (EIP), $5,655 USD (Community)
    Total Amounts:
    $74,858 USD

Research on Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture (ILMASOPU)

  • Project details

  • Summary:

    Climate change might be an opportunity for Finnish agriculture. However, this will only be the case if proper preparations
    and adaptations are undertaken. Therefore, in 2006 the Finish Ministry of Agriculture initiated the research project ILMASOPU.

    For three years, ending in 2009, the project will analyze how climate change will affect individual sectors of production,
    and how agriculture can be adapted to the new circumstances in due time.

    Project Details
    Cofinancing Total:
    Information not available.

Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region

  • Project details

  • Summary:

    ##### Summary

    Focussing on the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), the project "Developing Policies & Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region" (ASTRA) assesses regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate. Its aim is to develop adequate climate change adaptation strategies and policies, together with relevant stakeholders, such as planners and decision makers.

    ##### Background

    Climate change has potential long-term effects on the living environment.

    Expected Outputs:

    The main objective is to assess regional impacts of the ongoing global change in climate and to develop strategies and policies for climate change adaptation.

    * The project will address threats arising from climate change in the BSR, such as extreme temperatures, droughts, forest fires, storm surges, winter storms and floods.

    In order to elaborate adaptation and mitigation strategies it is inevitable to involve regional and local spatial planners and stakeholders. Entry points and integration to existing planning processes and methods will be identified. Climate change impacts and vulnerability of regions are studied in several regional and local case studies.

    Contacts:

    Contact
    Geological Survey of Finland
    Betonimiehenkuja 4, 02151 Espoo
    Finland
    Philipp Schmidt-Thomé (Project coordinator)
    Michael Staudt (Project manager)
    E-Mail: michael.staudt@gtk.fi

    Project Status:
    Completed (December 2007).
    Project Details
    Cofinancing Total:
    Information not available

Climate Proofing: A Risk-based Approach to Adaptation

Author(s):
Project Team: John Hay Team Leader, International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato, Richard Warrick Team Member, IGCI, University of Waikato, Wei Ye SimClim Development, University of Waikato, Peter Kouwenhoven SimClim Development, University of Waikato, Liza Koshy Data Management and GIS, IGSI, University of Waikato, Claire Gibson Information, IGCI, University of Waikato, Yengpeng Yi Data Processing, IGCI, University of Waikato, Joseph Kono Team Member (FSM), Teresa Manarangi-Trott Team Member (Cook Islands), Mr. Kevin Oldham Project Director, Maunsell (NZ) Ltd., Peter Hartley Project Manager, Maunsell (NZ) Ltd., Nadine Wakim. Further details for contributing authors can be found on xvii-xxi of the report.
Year:
2005
City:
Manila, Philippines
Publisher:
Asian Development Bank
Pages:
219
Summary:

The studies are designed to assist Pacific Developing Member Countries (PDMCs) to enhance their adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change and variability, including extreme events. The Climate Change Adaptation through Integrated Risk Reduction (CCAIRR) framework and methodology have been used to demonstrate a risk-based approach to adaptation and the mainstreaming of adaptation through risk assessment, adaptation planning, and policy development, by climate proofing infrastructure, and through community and other development initiatives.

Climate Change Adaptation Project for the Pacific - CLIMAP

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Asian Development Bank
    Summary:

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Climate Change Adaptation Project for the Pacific (CLIMAP) was implemented by ADB in Cook Islands and FSM. The project focused on demonstrating mainstreaming climate adaptation into development and planning in Pacific Developing Member Countries and into ADB Pacific Department operations, on a pilot basis. The goal of the project is to ensure that Pacific developing members countries (PDMCs) of the Asian Development Bank adapt to climate change and variability (CCV).

    Expected Outputs:

    The project outputs include the following:

    1. A review of completed and ongoing programs on climate change vulnerability and adaptation, with specific regard to relevance, appropriateness, and applicability of CCAIRR;

    2. Preparation of guidelines and pilot mainstreaming of CCAIRR into ADB project operations to better respond to country needs; and

    3. At the country level, two selected PDMCs (FSM and Cook Islands) will undertake mainstreaming of CCAIRR on a pilot basis at the national development planning, sector programs, and project activities level.

    Contacts:

    ADB Contact:
    Emma Ferguson
    Email: eferguson@adb.org
    Tel: +6793318101

    Project Status:
    Completed, 2005
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Federal States of Micronesia (FSM), Cook Islands and other Pacific Developing Member Countries
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    ADB
    Other
    Cofinancing Total:
    N/A
    Total Amounts:
    $800,000

Planning for community based adaptation to climate change

Summary:
FAO

A new web-based E-learning tool has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Department of Physical Geography at the University of Freiburg, Germany. The E-learning tool provides useful materials to design interactive training processes, including guided training sessions combined with self learning.

The key target audience for the tool are front line field practitioners and extension workers.

The Economics of Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events in Developing Countries - Working Paper 199

Author(s):
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante, and David Wheeler
Year:
2010
City:
Washington DC
Publisher:
Center for Global Development
Pages:
35
Summary:

Full Report

Without international assistance, developing countries will adapt to climate change as best they can. Part of the cost will be absorbed by households and part by the public sector. Adaptation costs will themselves be affected by socioeconomic development, which will also be affected by climate change. Without a better understanding of these interactions, it will be difficult for climate negotiators and donor institutions to determine the appropriate levels and modes of adaptation assistance.

Supporting Integrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa - Mauritius

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and National Development Unit
    Summary:

    Mauritius ranks 81 on the 2009 Human Development Index. Mauritius’ geographical position as a small island state makes it more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Some of the climatic changes that Mauritius is expected to experience include; an increase in mean annual rainfall, sea-level increase, intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones. The vulnerable sectors to climate change, including variability include: coastal resources, agriculture, water resources, fisheries, health and well-being, land use change and forestry and biodiversity.

    Project Components:

    To integrate and mainstream climate change adaptation into the institutional framework and into core development policy, strategies and plans of the Republic of Mauritius

    Expected Outputs:

    The following plan of action will be undertaken to adapt to these changes;

    Dynamic, long-term planning tools/mechanisms to manage the inherent uncertainties of climate change introduced.

    • Identify gaps and generate the critical information and data required.
    • Strengthen capacity of key experts.

    Leadership capacities and institutional frameworks to manage climate change risks and opportunities in an integrated manner at the local and national levels strengthened.

    • Strengthen existing institutional framework for climate change adaptation (CCA).
    • Strengthen CCA capacity within relevant ministries and committees.
    • Strengthen CCA leadership and capacity building.

    Climate-resilient policies and measures in priority sectors implemented.

    • Revise and develop policy pertinent to adaptation.
    • Support and implement on-the-ground demonstration projects.

    Financing options to meet national adaptation costs expanded at the local, national, sub-regional and regional levels.

    • Strengthened financial development framework on CCA.
    • Strengthened capacity to access international funding for adaptation.

    Financing options to meet national adaptation costs expanded at the local, national, sub-regional and regional levels.

    • Climate change knowledge and lessons learned disseminated.
    • Strengthened awareness and understanding of climate change and adaptation.
    • Technical and scientific research programmes established.
    Contacts:

    Ms. Mame Dagou Diop
    Regional Technical Advisor
    Climate Change Adaptation
    Email: Mame.diop@undp.org

    Project Status:
    Under implementation
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    Government of Japan
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a
    Total Amounts:
    $2,987,004

AIACC Working Paper No. 23 - A Plan of Action to Support Climate Change Adaptation through Scientific Capacity, Knowledge and Research

Author(s):
Neil Leary, Walter Baethgen, Vicente Barros, Ian Burton, Osvaldo Canziani, Thomas E. Downing, Richard J.T. Klein, Diego Malpede, Jose A. Marengo, Linda O. Mearns, Rodel D. Lasco, and Shem O. Wandiga
Year:
January 2006
Volume:
AIACC Working Paper No. 23
Summary:
Summary

This paper is concerned with how to support climate change adaptation through scientific capacity, knowledge and inquiry. It highlight some of the key lessons for climate change adaptation from scientific research and assessment. It then lays out the priorities for an adaptation science agenda that would be targeted at the needs of adaptation planning, decision-making and implementation. It proposes a number of principles that should underlie implementation of an adaptation science agenda (Neil Leary, AIACC, 2004).

Myanmar - National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

Executing Agency:
UNEP
Implementing Agency:
UNEP
Summary:

National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following summarizes the NAPA for Myanmar.

Climate Related Hazards * To be determined. 

Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts * To be determined.

Project Status:
CEO Approved
Cofinancing Total:
30,000
Total Amounts:
230,000