Briefing Note #1 Climate Change Adaptation: Why we need Many Strong Voices
Briefing Note #2B: Similarities and Differences between SIDS and the Arctic
This MSV Briefing Note provides a Summary Table detailing the common features between the Arctic and SIDS.
Briefing Note # 3 Climate Change in the SIDS and the Arctic
Communities in both the Arctic and SIDS regions have proven adept at adapting to
changing conditions in the past; however, research predicts that global climate change
will pose new and unprecedented challenges to their adaptive capacity and resilience.
The MSV Briefing Note highlights some of the aspects of climate change impacts and adaptation
challenges in the Arctic and SIDS
In 1992, most countries joined an international treaty on climate change, the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), concerning means of
mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The objective of the UNFCCC is to
“achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level
that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Such a level should be achieved within a timeframe sufficient to allow ecosystems to
Briefing Note # 5 MSV and Adaptation to Climate Change
Cities and the people who live in them
account for more than 80 percent of the
world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In
addition, more than 80 percent of the overall
annual global costs of adaptation to
climate change are estimated to be borne
by urban areas. This Issues Brief looks at
potential financing opportunities and costs
of mitigation and adaptation in the urban
context. Wide-ranging potential sources for
finance for climate action are described,
and suggestions are made for moreeffective
This document aims to summarize
and clarify the current
understanding of the science
of climate change for non-specialist
readers. The document is structured
around seven questions.
The aim of the Nairobi Work Programme is to assist parties, in particular developing countries to improve their understanding and assessment of impacts,
vulnerability and adaptation. This assistance is designed to help parties make informed decisions on practical
adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change
on a sound scientific, technical and socio-economic basis, taking
into account current and future climate change.
For further information contact:
Climate change adaptation UN-Water policy brief
Integrating approaches: Sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Disasters and climate change are increasingly influencing the attainment of development objectives. This briefing paper provides an overview and key recommendations regarding sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation emissions
Lars Otto Naess,
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
Action Against Hunger