National Action Plan on Climate Change - India

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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.

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Adapting urban water systems to climate change - A handbook for decision makers at the local level

Author(s):
Loftus, A-C., Howe, C., Anton, B., Philip, R., and Morchain, D.
Year:
2011
Publisher:
ICLEI European Secretariat
Pages:
56
Summary:

ICLEI, UNESCO-IHE and IWA have authored, as part of the ‘SWITCH – Managing Water for the City of the Future’ project, a handbook on adapting urban water systems to climate change. The handbook aims to fill a gap in the adaptation field: while a lot of information is available about various adaptation topics, there is a lack of guidance for decision makers at the local level working on urban water who wish to proactively prepare for and adapt to climate change.

Funding Source:
European Commission (EC)

How to integrate climate change adaptation into national level policy and planning in the water sector

Summary:

Climate change is having a significant impact on water availability, quality, accessibility and demand in many contexts. These impacts are, in turn, affecting many other sectors such as agriculture, energy and health, seriously undermining development. The poorest people, who often live in the most fragile environments and are especially reliant on water- and climate-sensitive sectors, are highly vulnerable to climatic impacts. It is the poor who are being hit first and hardest.

Funding Source:
Other

UNDP Adaptation Annual Report 2010: Adapting to Climate Change

Author(s):
This report was prepared by Srilata Kamilla (Harvard University/MIT), with important contributions from UNDP staff around the world, including in Country Offices, Regional Centres and UNDP headquarters (New York).
Year:
2011
Editor:
The report was edited by Emily Schabacker and coordinated by Caitlin E. Connelly.
City:
New York
Publisher:
The report was prepared under the oversight of Pradeep Kurukulasuriya at the Energy and Environment Group, Bureau for Development Policy at UNDP (New York).
Pages:
80
Summary:

This Report showcases the UNDP-GEF adaptation portfolio, focusing on both the principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures. The report examines the emerging achievements of UNDP-GEF initiatives around the world and explores the future of low-emission climate-resilient development.

Funding Source:
GEF-LDCF
GEF-SCCF
GEF-SPA

Africa-­Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network: May 2011 Newsletter

Author(s):
UNDP Drylands Development Centre
Year:
May 2011
City:
Nairobi
Pages:
9
Summary:

The Africa-­Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Network, May 2011 Newsletter includes information on:

  • The AADP Survey and Requests for Participation
  • Resources and Networking Opportunities
  • Event and Training Opportunities
  • Employment/Grant Opportunities
  • Useful Links on Drought Status Updates

About AADP

Funding Source:
Government of Japan

Adaptation to climate change in Africa: Challenges and opportunities identified from Ethiopia

Author(s):
Declan Conway, E. Lisa F. Schipper
Year:
2011
Volume:
Global Environmental Change 21:1
Pages:
227-237
Summary:

A B S T R A C T

Funding Source:
Other

Groundwater and Human Security Case Studies - GWAHS-CS

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNU-EHS, UNESCO-IHP (International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO), UNU-INWEH (International Network on Water, Environment and Health), UN-Water Programme on Capacity Development
    Summary:

    Within the project, social-ecological indicators of vulnerability with respect to groundwater are developed. To characterize the vulnerability of selected communities facing various types of groundwater degradation processes or for which groundwater increases freshwater supply, four case study areas were selected for the project research: One in Egypt, one in Iran and two in Vietnam.

    Expected Outputs:

    The overall objective of the project is to address the threats to human security and well-being currently posed by water scarcity and water quality degradation in developing countries and the role of groundwater management and protection in alleviating such threats.

    The main objective of the research project is to adapt and apply vulnerability assessment methods to determine the vulnerability of communities who face freshwater supply problems, with an emphasis on groundwater. Groundwater can play a major positive role for the livelihoods of communities facing water supply shortages but can also be a threat when the resource becomes degraded.

    Contacts:

    Dr Fabrice Renaud
    Tel.: + 49-228-815-0211
    e-mail: renaud@ehs.unu.edu

    Project Status:
    Competed (2008-2010)
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    Information not available
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