World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, released in advance of the December meetings on climate change in Copenhagen, says that advanced countries, which produced most of the greenhouse gas emissions of the past, must act to shape our climate future.
Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs
considers how to move towards a climate justice agenda. It is designed for people
engaged in climate change policy-making, whether through governments or
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as others interested in better
understanding the current discourse. Chapter 1 explores international discussions
on climate change through an equity lens, and takes a critical look at attempts to
Facing a changing world: women, population and climate.
How do population dynamics affect greenhouse gases and climate change? Will urbanization and an ageing population help or hinder efforts to adapt to a warming world? And could better reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a difference in the fight against climate change? This report throws light on these questions (UNFPA, 2009).
This report serves to: 1) define adaptation and
summarize current funding gaps, 2) present a core
set of principles by which any adaptation funding
mechanism should be assessed, 3) discuss the
existing funding mechanisms and evaluate them
on the basis of the principles, 4) explore and
evaluate alternative models for adaptation finance
based on two existing precedents (the Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation
AIACC Working Paper No. 23 - A Plan of Action to Support Climate Change Adaptation through Scientific Capacity, Knowledge and Research
This paper is concerned with how to support climate change adaptation through scientific capacity, knowledge and inquiry. It highlight some of the key lessons for climate change adaptation from scientific research and assessment. It then lays out the priorities for an adaptation science agenda that would be targeted at the needs of adaptation planning, decision-making and implementation. It proposes a number of principles that should underlie implementation of an adaptation science agenda (Neil Leary, AIACC, 2004).
Poor communities are not just victims of climate change, they are also working at the forefront to adapt to increasingly harsh weather patterns. This report by Christian Aid offers a range of examples of how communities are already adapting to climate change (Christian Aid, 2009).
For the full report: Community answers to climate chaos: getting climate justice from the UNFCCC
Case studies of water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives by NGOs in: Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
On World Health Day, 7 April 2008, WaterAid Australia and the International WaterCentre launched their joint publication, Sharing Experiences: Sustainable Sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific. This publication promotes the practical application of low-cost sustainable sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific.