In June, 2007 China released its National Climate Change Program outlining the challenges that China is facing in dealing with climate change. It outlines steps that China has taken towards sustainable development and plans that China will enact in the future to address climate change.
Brazilian Minister for the Environment Carlos Minc launched the country’s national strategy to address climate change, signed by President Lola on 1st December 2008.
Key commitments from the National Climate Change Action Plan include:
On June 30, 2008, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released India’s first National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlining existing and future policies and programs addressing climate mitigation and adaptation.
Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-2020: Ten Year Road Map to Reduce Tonga’s Vulnerability to Oil Price shocks and Achieve an Increase in Quality Access to Modern Energy Services in an Environmentally Sustainable Manner
Energy is a fundamental building block for the Kingdom of Tonga in its social and economic development and in enhancing the livelihood and wellbeing of all citizens. It affects all businesses and every household. Accessible, affordable and sustainable electricity that is environmentally responsible and commercially viable is a high priority.
Project Status:Under implementation
Primary Beneficiaries:Citizens of Tonga
The ALM provides a common platform for sharing and learning; it bridges knowledge gaps by bringing relevant knowledge and stakeholders together to exchange information, experiences and expertise. It also complements the wide range of adaptation knowledge networks and initiatives already underway.
View this 3 minute video for a quick introduction to the ALM and the necessity for increased efforts on harnessing knowledge on climate change adaptation.
Organized by United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, this open colloquium (19 May 2010) aimed to galvanize opinions of policymakers, administrators, researchers and the public toward achieving the following objectives: reassuring that climate change is topmost concern of present generation; advocating for robust decisions by the governments at all levels, appealing for avoidance of delays, while accepting certain degree of scientific uncertainty; retrofitting policy and public opinions by engaging synergistic thinking and promoting analytical discourse.
Implementing Agency:UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
To serve as simplified and direct channels of communication for information relating to the urgent and immediate needs for adaptation in Angola; To build national capacity of Angolan expertise in the field of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, thereby ensuring an enabling environment for the implementation of the UNFCCC; and, To facilitate capacity building for the preparation of national communications, and addressing urgent and immediate adaptation needs.
- Establishment, composition and mandate of the NAPA national network and identification of a lead agency.
- Review of studies/reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.
The key output of this activity will be the appointment of the project co-ordinator the establishment of the NAPA Team (Steering Committee) NAPA National Network and finalise the work plan. The duration for this activity will be 3 months.
The main output for this activity will be a Draft Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) Review Report, to be compiled by the Project Co-ordinator from the reports prepared by each sectoral and eco-system expert, and a public domain documentation resource pack on climate change, vulnerability and adaptation. The documentation resource pack will comprise of: - A minimum of 5 key reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change - CD-ROM and diskette with abstracts of the key publications - Draft V&A Report - Relevant Eco-system and Sectoral Meeting Reports - Contact list for vulnerability and adaptation in Angola, including detailed names and contact addresses of all agencies represented in the NAPA network. - Development of database of experts from Portuguese speaking community
Mr. Lucas Marcolino Miranda Ministry of Urbanism and Environment 4th February Avenue, 89 Luanda – Angola Fax: 244 222 310 003 or 244 222 310 517
Project Status:Under Implementation
Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, with approximately 60% of the population living in poverty. Agriculture accounts for a substantial portion of Mali’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs a large portion of the country’s workforce. However, the agriculture sector faces severe challenges; the climate is hot and dry, and only 4% of the land is arable. The main farming products are cotton, millet, rice, corn, vegetables, groundnuts, cattle, sheep, and goats.
Mali was chosen as a study site because of its major food security problems and because its economy, based largely on rain fed agriculture, is particularly climate sensitive. Although USAID is engaged in agricultural development projects in Mali, this was essentially a free-standing pilot study designed to identify climate vulnerabilities and solutions in the agriculture sector.
To improve both the robustness of the agricultural sector to climatic variability and overall agricultural productivity.
Identification of ways in which USAID can help Sikasso improve its agricultural productivity:
a) Promoting water harvesting techniques;
b) Promoting crop diversification and germplasm improvement;
c) Improving soil management through integrated natural resource management;
d) Providing farmers with access to credit for fertilizer, equipment and storage;
e) Improving accuracy of and availability of weather forecasts; and
f) Training farmers on no-cost or low-cost adaptations that can be readily implemented.