Vulnerability Assessment of People, Livelihoods and Ecosystems in the Ganga Basin

The Ganga basin is one of the most populous regions on Earth, home to 450 million people at an average density of over 550 individuals per square kilometre. In the delta zone this rises to over 900 per km2.

As a result, there is strong demand and competition for natural resources, especially water for domestic use and irrigation, and most of the basin tributaries are regulated by barrages. Fisheries along the river are of considerable economic value and their output makes a major contribution to regional nutritional needs.

The Hour When the Ship Comes In: A Convention for Persons Displaced by Climate Change

The effects of climate change will cause large-scale human displacement. We are engaged in a project which seeks to address the problem of climate change displacement. The focus of our project is a proposal for a convention for persons displaced by climate change. The convention would establish an international regime for the status and treatment of such persons.

Additional project papers, reports, studies, research notes and discussion papers can be found here.

United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 3

The bulletins provide the latest information on UNDP’s support to countries to effect policy and institutional change for Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, and noteworthy announcements.

Research on Farming Systems Change to Enable Adaptation to Climate Change

This report seeks to compile a current account of farming systems and the changes that farmers are experiencing in Namibia. This study seeks to enable adaptation to climate change based on the information gathered. The
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, were involved in assisting and executing the study. The Environmental Conventions and Related Programs Unit of the
Ministry of Environment and Tourism were also involved. There were valuable
comments and inputs to the report made by the members of the Namibian Climate Change Committee, and the

Addressing the Challenge: Recommendations and Quality Criteria for Linking Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change

The following report is based on the acknowledgement that climate change is a fact (see IPCC 2007) and that it must be seen as a threat to human society. Even if a reduction of green house gas emissions will be achieved in the future, changes in the climate that have been set in motion up to the present will increase the effects that are already visible today: Increases in temperature, variations in precipitation, melting of glaciers, sea level rise and particularly – more intensive weather related extreme events, such as tropical storms, floods, droughts and heat waves are unavoidable.

Climate information for adaptation and development needs

WMO strategies are designed to respond to a number of
challenges related to weather, climate and water issues. Climate change and its impacts, one of the most serious
problems facing sustainable development globally, is of
great concern to humanity and is being addressed by
several global, regional and national organizations and
institutions. Even if mitigation actions such as greenhouse
gas emission reductions can help to slow the
rate and the magnitude of climate change, it is widely
acknowledged that climate change is now inevitable,