Climate-proofing Energy Systems

Summary:

This publication explains why a metric to measure the vulnerability and resilience of energy system to climate change is needed. The publication proposes a methodology and provides two sets of indicators: one to measure the extent of vulnerability within a particular energy system and a second to identify possible adaptation options.

These indicators are applied to ten Sub-Saharan countries. The indicator results and possible adaptation measures are outlined.

Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis

Summary:

This Guide provides a set of tools to assess existing structures and capacities of national, district and local institutions with responsibilities for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in order to improve the effectiveness of DRM systems and the integration of DRM concerns into development planning, with particular reference to disaster-prone areas and vulnerable sectors and population groups.

Climate and flood forecast for agriculture

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The e-learning tool on climate and flood forecast applications in agriculture was developed to assist the Department of Agriculture Extension of the Government of Bangladesh and other interested learners, including disaster managers, to better undertsand the basic concepts and implementation of climate and flood forecast applications in the agriculture sector.

Antigua and Barbuda - Country-level Climate Data Summary

Summary:

These country-level climate data summaries were prepared with funding from the UNDP National Communication Suport Programme (NSCP) and the UK government Department for International Development (DfiD) in order to address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections made available through the WCRP CMIP3. A consistent approach has been applied for 52 developing countries in order to produce an 'off the shelf' analysis of climate data, and also make available the underlying data for each country for use in further research. For more information: UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles

For each of the 52 countries, a report contains a set of maps and diagrams demonstrating the observed and projected climates of that country as country average timeseries as well as maps depicting changes on a 2.5° grid and summary tables of the data. A narrative summarises the data in the figures, and placing it in the context of the country's general climate.

A dataset containing the underlying observed and model data for that country, is made available for use in further research projects. The files are smaller and more manageable than the global fields made available by the PCMDI, and in text format which can be easily downloaded, read and manipulated.

Source: University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment. Accessed on 23 November 2009 at: http://country-profiles.geog.ox.ac.uk/.

Afghanistan - Country-level Climate Data Summary

Summary:

These country-level climate data summaries were prepared with funding from the UNDP National Communication Suport Programme (NSCP) and the UK government Department for International Development (DfiD) in order to address the climate change information gap for developing countries by making use of existing climate data to generate a series of country-level studies of climate observations and the multi-model projections made available through the WCRP CMIP3. A consistent approach has been applied for 52 developing countries in order to produce an 'off the shelf' analysis of climate data, and also make available the underlying data for each country for use in further research. For more information: UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles

For each of the 52 countries, a report contains a set of maps and diagrams demonstrating the observed and projected climates of that country as country average timeseries as well as maps depicting changes on a 2.5° grid and summary tables of the data. A narrative summarises the data in the figures, and placing it in the context of the country's general climate.

A dataset containing the underlying observed and model data for that country, is made available for use in further research projects. The files are smaller and more manageable than the global fields made available by the PCMDI, and in text format which can be easily downloaded, read and manipulated.

Climate Change Adaptation - Enabling people living in poverty to adapt

Author(s):
Catherine Pettengell
Year:
April 2010
Publisher:
Oxfam GB
Pages:
48
Summary:
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This paper seeks to bring together knowledge from Oxfam’s work on livelihoods, natural resource management, and disaster risk reduction to show what can work for adaptation to various climate hazards. It further seeks to locate that approach within a vulnerability context, whereby differentiated vulnerability is analysed and acted upon, prioritising the needs of communities and individuals most vulnerable to climate change within national approaches to adaptation.

Pacific Human Development Report 1999

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This report describes the general development trends in the Pacific, highlighting how these trends affect, or are modified by, the small island characteristics of the countries of the region. The report measures human development, not only in terms of GDP, employment and other economic indicators but also by social standards such as longevity, adult literary, access to health services and safe drinking water and women's participation.

A Blueprint for the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change in Cities

Author(s):
Kohler, J., S. Evans, A. Dagoumas, A. Ford, M. Tight, S. Carney, A. Bristow, R. J. Dawson, H. Harwatt, J. Hall, S. Barr, and M. Batty
Year:
2009
Publisher:
Tyndall Centre
Summary:

A blueprint for the integrated assessment of climate change in cities
Tyndall Centre Working Papers

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Abstract

“More than half of the global population live in cities, which are major concentrations of vulnerability to climate change. Cities are also major emitters of greenhouse gasses. Consequently they are key to mitigating global climate change and reducing the impacts of climate change on people and infrastructure.

The gendered dimensions of disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change - Stories from the Pacific

Summary:

This publication synthesizes the issues and outcomes from the workshop on the Gendered Dimensions of Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change held in Suva, Fiji, in February 2008.

The gender dimensions of disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change can no longer be ignored.

Towards pro-poor adaptation to climate change in the urban centres of low- and middle-income countries

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Towards pro-poor adaptation to climate change in the urban centres of low- and middle-income countries

Human Settlements Discussion Paper Series
Climate Change and Cities Discussion Paper 3

Authors: Caroline Moser and David Satterthwaite
Publisher: Human Settlements Programme - International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
October 2008

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This paper outlines a framework for adaptation to climate change for urban area in low- and middle-income nations that