Adaptation

Bhutan Set To Plough Lone Furrow As World’s First Wholly Organic Country

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
Stooping to conquer … Already an overwhelmingly agrarian state, Bhutan is aiming to become the world's first completely organic country. Photograph: Alamy




Guardian: By shunning all but organic farming techniques, the Himalayan state will cement its status as a paradigm of sustainability. Bhutan plans to become the first country in the world to turn its agriculture completely organic, banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides and relying on its own animals and farm waste for fertilisers. But

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Disasters In Mountains: Increasing Catastrophes In Indian Himalayas (Video)

Feb 12th, 2013 | By
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CHI: In recent disasters in Indian Himalayan region we lost many human lives, livestock population, agriculture land, livelihood opportunities and huge infrastructure overnight.  The most affected states due to these calamities in India are Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim and part of West Bengal. The flood in Kosi and Indus basins in Nepal and Pakistan

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Impact Of Climate Change On Agriculture Will Be Mixed: USDA

Feb 11th, 2013 | By
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RedOrbit: Over the next 25 years, increasing temperatures will have a “generally detrimental” impact on most types of crops and livestock, according to one of two reports detailing climate change and adaptation strategies released earlier this week by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report, entitled “Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States:

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Online Tools ‘Decentralising Disaster Relief Efforts’

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Disaster response and relief efforts are becoming more dynamic and decentralised with the development of web-based geospatial technologies, says a study. Researchers writing in Disasters evaluated the experiences of Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) during the Sichuan and Haiti earthquake responses in 2008 and 2010, respectively. They found that the conventional ‘top-down’

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Energy Innovation And Traditional Knowledge

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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National Geographic: Widespread heatwaves. Spiking temperatures. Uncontrollable wildfires. Unforeseen floods. Oppressive droughts. These kinds of extreme events are becoming the norm and, according to a growing body of scientific literature, are obvious signs of ongoing climate change. This literature includes the “State of the Climate in 2011” report released by the United States’ National Climatic Data

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Climate Adaptation: Survival Of The Flexible

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
A mayfly from Ecuador could shed light on climate-change effects.

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Nature: Many tropical species never experience extreme heat or cold. That may doom them in a warming world. Up in the foothills of the Rockies last summer, researchers from Colorado State University in Fort Collins fanned out along the banks of a stream. Some took the water’s temperature and measured its speed and chemistry. Others

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Go Green: An Initiative Towards Greening Earth

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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Go Green’ web portal was launched in July 2008 to remind people to be mindful of and sensitive to the natural environment in our daily life The main objective of the site is to increase the awareness of environmental issues that affect the future of the planet. Go-Green.ae features ‘Green Stories’ that demonstrate the steps

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India Could Be Burnt By Global Warming

Feb 6th, 2013 | By
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Money Control: Anyone skeptical about the effects of global warming should listen to those who work in the Himalayas. Asia’s great mountain range is already affected by climate change and scientists say it will experience yet more dramatic impacts in the future – with possibly grave consequences. Anyone skeptical about the effects of global warming

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Between Glacier And Dam: Living With Climate Change On Tibetan Plateau

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
A Tibetan flag flies over the Dagu Glacier which lies at 5100 metres on the Dagu Snow Mountain, on the south-east edge of the Tibetan Plateau. The glacier has been reducing in size in recent years, as a resulting of rising temperatures in the region.




The Thirdpole: The Tibetan Plateau covers approximately 25% of China’s land area, spreading out over 2.5 million square kilometres in the west of the country. Home to the largest store of freshwater outside of the poles, it feeds water into Asia’s major rivers which supply water to over a billion people. As a result of

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Europe: New Regulation Protecting Mountain Products Into Force

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
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Euromontana: Regulation 1151/2012, expected for so long by representatives from mountains of Europe (and the world!) had been officially published on December 14th 2012 and entered into force on 3rd January 2013. Its article 31 introduces the optional quality term “mountain product” and recognises officially the specificity of these mountains and the necessity of specific

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Wise Use Of Resources, Limiting Climate Change Key To Sustainable Development – Experts

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
A view of the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong or a fortress-monastery is seen in Thimphu, Bhutan, on June 6, 2009. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk




Alertnet: Good governance of natural resources and sustainable development must go hand in hand, or economies and nature are at risk, experts, diplomats and business leaders warned at a weekend summit in New Delhi. According to the experts at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, the growing impacts of climate change also is putting nations –

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Climate Change Debate Continues As Thousands Suffer Water Shortages

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
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Global Press Institute: As climate change disrupts water flow patterns in every region of Nepal, the availability of drinking water has become a serious threat to farms, livestock and families. For 53 years, Sunchari Dunwar, 65, has had the same daily routine. Married at the age of 12, she has risen early every morning to

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How China And Other ‘Emerging Nations’ Could Lead On Climate Change

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
A man kite skis on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin, January 2013. China is experiencing unusually low temperatures this winter. Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA




Guardian: A good overview of how, and why, China and other ‘emerging nations’ could lead the global effort to mitigate climate change. Could China and its fellow Brics nations lead the way on climate change? Brics nations have the means and motivation to create a climate agency that could act and research instead of just

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Virus Study May Signal Trouble for Animal Populations Facing Climate Change

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
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Science Daily: Aside from rising sea levels, many climate change models predict that in the future, the planet’s temperature and weather will become increasingly erratic with wild, unpredictable storms and fluctuating conditions. A new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Yale University and published today by the journal Evolution investigated how an

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Strengthening Capacities For Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
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ELLA: Over 50% of the world’s population depends directly or indirectly on mountain ecosystems, which are already being impacted by climate change. So how are Latin Americans that live in mountain areas strengthening their resilience to climate change? Mountains provide a broad range of environmental services including water, energy, soils and biodiversity, and are of

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India Embraces The Climate Change Issue

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
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Dissident Voice: India is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, and it is also a country full of contradictions. Economic growth rates have been a brisk 8% to 10%, but its roads are crumbling. The world’s fourth-richest man, Mukesh Ambani, just finished building a one billion dollar 27-floor skyscraper-home in Mumbai,

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Livestock Climate Change Vulnerability Study Tour For Communities

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
The tour participants are ready to go back home after completing the tour of the dairy farm.




LCCCRSP: Local communities in Nepal participate in livestock climate change vulnerability study and field tour. On January 2, 2012, local communities in the Thulokhola watershed in Nuwakot gave the SLPS project research team a heartfelt traditional welcome with garlands and red powder, as well as flowers, fruits, coconuts and water jars adorned with flowers as

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Moot On Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management Held

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
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Business Recorder: A two-day regional conference under the theme “climate change and disaster risk management in South Asia: exploring commonalities and realising joint frame works” will be held here on January 29 and 30. The conference is being organised by Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) with the focus on engaging policy makers,

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Whither REDD+ After Doha?

Jan 31st, 2013 | By
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Forest Carbon Asia: Whither REDD+ after Doha? New realities for forest advocates Observations from UNFCCC COP 18. Is Doha the final stop for REDD+ negotiations? Where does REDD+ stand now and where does it go from here? What is its role in the proposed Landscape day? Andrea Tuttle, long-standing REDD observer at the COPs explores

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Climate Change And Health: Why Should India Be Concerned?

Jan 30th, 2013 | By
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Overwhelming evidence shows that climate change presents growing threats to public health security – from extreme weather-related disasters to wider spread of such vector-borne diseases as malaria and dengue. The impacts of climate on human health will not be evenly distributed around the world. The Third Assessment Report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change-2001) concluded that

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Climate Change Is Real, Yet The US Press Is Not Reporting On The Urgency

Jan 30th, 2013 | By
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Ethics and Climate: Climate Change Is  Real, Yet The US Press Is Not Reporting On The Urgency and Magnitude of the Problem. One can tell by how climate change policies are being debated around much of the world that few people, including many very educated people,  understand the scale and urgency of the problem now

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Water Management And Climate Change Adaptation In Latin America’s Mountains

Jan 29th, 2013 | By
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ELLA: Water Basin Councils and citizen participation mechanisms, terracing and ‘water raising’, innovative tools for researching vulnerability: these are just a few of the strategies Latin American countries are using to strengthen adaptation to changing water availability in their mountain regions. Within mountain ecosystems across Latin America, Africa and Asia, increasing climate variability, gradual glacial

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Advancing Agricultural Adaptation And Mitigation

Jan 29th, 2013 | By
Methane released from flooded rice fields contributes to global warming
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Scidev.net: This policy brief, published by Science, examines how agricultural science can help improve policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Global food production must rise to meet global food needs, but predicted increases in extreme weather events — combined with stresses such as poverty, conflict and weak governance — threaten food security. At the

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Climate Change Adaptation in Rural India: A Green Infrastructure Approach

Jan 25th, 2013 | By
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WRI: Water is a scarce resource in India, especially in the state of Maharashtra, where most rainfall is limited to the monsoon season from June through September. The Government of India has long promoted a Participatory Watershed Development (PWD) approach to deal with this scarcity, focusing on technical and social interventions to restore barren landscapes,

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Climate Conversations – Low carbon Resilience – Clever Idea Or Climate Panacea?

Jan 25th, 2013 | By
China's population are set to become the world's biggest per capita polluters Photo: Global Warming Images / Alamy




Alertnet: Instead of talking about climate change mitigation or climate change adaptation, developed and developing national governments – including Laos, Cambodia, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Nepal – are making plans to simultaneously reduce carbon emissions and build up resilience to the impacts of climate change. Eight of the least developed countries (LDCs) have developed some kind

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Sustainable Development After Rio+20 Is `In Limbo`

Jan 25th, 2013 | By
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Environmental Expert: The weak wording of the Rio+20 summit agreement and delays in setting up the UN working groups on sustainable development have left progress on some of the post Rio+20 agenda in limbo, according to a science officer at the International Council for Science (ICSU), which represented the scientific community at the summit. The

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Curbing Climate Change Will Cost $700 Billion a Year

Jan 24th, 2013 | By
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Scientific American: The world must spend an extra $700 billion a year to curb its addiction to fossil fuels blamed for worsening floods and heat waves and rising sea levels, a study issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) showed on Monday. The world must spend an extra $700 billion a year to curb its

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NASA Climate Data Indicates That The Long-Term Global Warming Trend Is Continuing

Jan 24th, 2013 | By
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Scientific American: New measurements by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies indicate that 2012 was the ninth warmest year since 1880, and that the past decade or so has seen some of the warmest years in the last 132 years. One way to illustrate changes in global atmospheric temperatures is by looking at how far

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The 2013 Climate Change Wake-up Call

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
Bureau map for January 8 shows area of deep purple over Australia. Shades of deep purple and magenta have been added to the forecast map for temperatures up to 54 degrees Celsius (Source: BoM)




ABC Science: Is an extreme heatwave enough for people to start taking the science of climate change seriously in Australia? Dr Paul Willis hopes so. The hot weather that has besieged the nation since the beginning of the year and the associated bushfire threat has, I hope, been something of a cathartic experience for Australia.

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Nepal: Pilot Programme For Climate Resilience By World Bank

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
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World Bank: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved funding of a project that aims to enhance government capacity to mitigate climate-related hazards in Nepal by improving the accuracy and timeliness of weather and flood forecasts and warnings for climate-vulnerable communities. Funded by a Strategic Climate Fund grant of US$16 million, and a

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Community Adaptation To Climate Change In Macedonia (Video)

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
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IFRC: In November 2012, the Macedonian Red Cross helped facilitate a group of community members and volunteers in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia, to produce a participatory video to highlight the Macedonian Red Cross undergoing work with communities on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and preparedness.  The community producers conducted interviews in different mountain villages featuring

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Cloud Nein: Drought And Climate Change

Jan 21st, 2013 | By
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WHEN the worst drought in 60 years hit America’s corn belt this summer, many people wondered if it was caused by climate change. It is too early to say much about such a recent episode but various studies have attributed earlier individual heatwaves or drought to global warming, notably those in Europe in 2003, Russia

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Why Disaster Warning And Development Go Hand In Hand

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there are extensive climatic hazards, people risk their lives by not taking refuge in

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Scientists Call For War On Climate Change, But Who On Earth Is Listening?

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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Climate Code RED: When it’s too late for half measures, the only option is to be really honest.  And that’s what a number of brave climate scientists have just done. It’s been a week of startling news that has buried the idea that reasonable action will keep global warming to 2°C, with evidence that the

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Disaster-Prone Kashmir Trains Communities To Respond

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
Shops damaged by floodwaters and mudslides in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, September 2012. ALERTNET/Roshan Din Shad




Alertnet: Muhammad Mushtaq moved his family and several neighbours to safety last September when their homes in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, were flooded by an overflowing stream during heavy monsoon rains. Mushtaq, who lives in a three-room tin-roofed house perched on a steep river bank at risk of landslides and floods, put into

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Himalayan Destruction

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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CSE: Study quantifies the impact of hydel projects on the ecology of the mountain range. THE Himalayas are virtually under bombardment—of dams. They would have the highest dam density in the world, with over a thousand water reservoirs dotting the mountain range in India, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan, over the next few years. These projects

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Climate Change And Ecosystem-Based Adaptation A New Pragmatic Approach

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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Science Direct: The changing climate is no longer an abstract issue, and the realities of its impacts are being felt across the globe. Climate change is affecting millions of people, and thwarting their efforts to escape poverty. Against this harsh reality, it will be imperative to speed up the integration of climate risk considerations into

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Reforestation Pilot In China Is Earning Carbon Credits

Jan 18th, 2013 | By
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World Bank: A project that has reforested 3,000 hectares of previously barren land in China’s southwest Guangxi is issuing its first carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. The Facilitating Reforestation for Guangxi Watershed Management in Pearl River Basin Project was the first reforestation project to be registered in the world under the United Nations

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Pachauri On Doha, IPCC Leaks And His Optimism

Jan 17th, 2013 | By
Helen Clark arrives at the launch of a joint China-India Country Study on Low Carbon Development with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri of India, chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, May 12, 2012 (Photo courtesy UNDP)




Alertnet: The international climate community suffered a rocky finish to 2012 with slow progress, lacklustre ambition and a leak of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) authoritative Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). At the centre of this is Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the IPCC and director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The

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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction And Climate Adaptation

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is an introductory resource for staff of development and humanitarian organizations working with people whose live and rights are threatened by disasters and climate change. The guide provides essential introductory information, principals of effective practice, guidelines for action in a range

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Climate Change Will Force Farmers To Adapt: CSIRO

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
Photo: The CSIRO says Australia's farming regions and crops will look different in a warmer future. (Tim Wimborne: Reuters)




ABC: What effect will climate change have on agriculture and food production? This is the second of a five-part series in which environment reporter Sarah Clarke sets out to provide answers. Australia’s farmers will need to adapt to cope with a potentially hotter and drier continent as the effects of climate change take hold, scientists

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Energy For All: Empowering Poor Through Access To Energy-ADB

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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ADB: Empowering the poor through access to energy — ADB promotes new approaches for scaling up access to energy for the poor. Access to modern, cleaner energy is essential to human development. Yet the majority of the world’s energy poor are living in Asia and the Pacific: more than 700 million people still have no

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Algal Biofuels Are No Energy Panacea

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Algal biofuels, like crops, demand land, water, fertilisers, pesticides and inputs that are costly for India, says Hoysall Chanakya Of late, there is heady euphoria over ‘green’ algal biofuels that are dangled as a panacea for developing countries such as India. While it is true that algal biofuels can contribute to a fossil fuel-free

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Classifying Knowledge For Policymaking

Jan 16th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: This policy brief, published by the Overseas Development Institute, explores how different types of knowledge feed into policymaking processes — based on case-studies in three South-East Asian countries — and suggests that classifying knowledge can be a useful way of promoting evidence-based decisions. The complexity of policy processes means there is no simple way

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World Bank REDD+ Forest Carbon Fund Gets $180m Injection

Jan 15th, 2013 | By
Logging in Borneo. Some critics fear that without proper safeguards, REDD+ could provide subsidies for industrial activities in tropical forests. Photo by Rhett A. Butler
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Mongabay: The World Bank’s forest carbon fund got a $180 million injection from Finland, Germany and Norway, reports Point Carbon. The bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is providing funding to develop and implement Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) projects in three dozen tropical countries, now had $650 in its coffers. According

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Adaptation In Action: FAO On Climate Change Adaptation

Jan 15th, 2013 | By
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FAO’s vision for the future is a world free of hunger and malnutrition where food and agriculture improve the living standards of all people. To make this vision a reality, food production must increase to feed a rising global population – a population expected to grow from 6.7 billion to more than 9 billion in

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International Prize For The SDC’s Papa Andina Project

Jan 15th, 2013 | By
The Andean potatoes have made their way onto the shop shelves of the biggest cities in Latin America. (© CIP)




SDC: Improving market access for small Andean farmers and making more out of the biodiversity of their crops – that is the basic challenge underlying the Papa Andina regional project, launched in 1998 by the SDC and the International Potato Center (CIP). This innovative and sustainable solution won a prize announced on the occasion of

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Could We Acclimatise To The Hotter Summers To Come?

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
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The Conversation: Acclimatising to heat is a tough gig. Since 1970, central Australian regions have warmed 1.2ᵒC and as the world continues to get warmer, increasingly common and increasingly intense heat waves will make acclimatising even tougher. Our physiology is fantastically clever. Humans have managed to successfully inhabit most of the earth’s land surface, from

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How American Cities Are Adapting To Climate Change

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
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Think Progress: A new report by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives highlights twenty local government across the country that are taking the initiative to combat global warming. The report follows up an earlier survey ICLEI did of 298 American cities, which found that 74 percent had perceived changes in the climate — including

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What Will It Take to Solve Climate Change?

Jan 14th, 2013 | By
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Scientific American: Australia had to add a new color to its weather maps this week. Meteorologists used royal purple to denote an off-the-charts high temperature of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), part of an unprecedented heat wave and ongoing wildfires occurring down under this month. On the other side of the globe, 2012 proved

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The Psychological Pulse Of A Nation

Jan 11th, 2013 | By
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The Sunday Daily: MEASURING happiness or finding happiness seems to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment. While individuals declutter in the New Year, leaders seem to be venturing into measuring the happiness levels of their country. Of course, Bhutan has been doing this for many years when their 4th King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, decided

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Adapting To Climate Change In China-ACCC

Jan 10th, 2013 | By
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ACCC: The Adapting to Climate Change in China project is designed to develop and share internationally China’s experience of integrating climate change adaptation into the development process, in order to reduce China and other countries’ vulnerability to climate change. The project aims to improve global knowledge on the assessment of climate impacts and risks, develop

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Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure In Northern Mountain Provinces

Jan 10th, 2013 | By
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ADB: Strategy 2020 identifies infrastructure and climate change as two of ADB’s five core operational foci. The rehabilitation of rural infrastructure has been a component of ADB s lending program to Vietnam through the past three country strategies and, in view of the status given RI in Strategy 2020 will remain a component of the

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Study Finds Glaciers In Himalayas Will Continue To Melt

Jan 10th, 2013 | By
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Deseret News: Many Himalayan glaciers are melting and will keep melting whether climate changes continue or are replaced by consistent temperatures, according to research done by BYU geology professor Summer Rupper. “The results of the study clearly showed the magnitude of glacier changes over the coming decades is likely to be very large and that

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Biofuels Cause Pollution, Not As Green As Thought – Study

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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Reuters: Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report said trees grown to produce wood fuel – seen as a cleaner alternative to oil and

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Rogue Geoengineering Could ‘Hijack’ World’s Climate

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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Guardian: Techniques aimed at averting global warming could lead to an unpredictable international crisis, a report has warned. The world’s climate could be hijacked by a rogue country or wealthy individual firing small particles into the stratosphere, claims a warning that comes not from a new Hollywood movie trailer but a sober report from the

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Improving Communication First Step To Enhance Climate Change Adaptation In West Africa

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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CGAIR: West Africa is one of the most affected regions by climate change due to its dependency on rain-fed agriculture. Agriculture is a mainstay for most countries and a potential way out of poverty for millions of small-scale farmers. Policies and strategies therefore need to effectively address climate change adaptation within the agriculture sector, so

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Africa Analysis: Filling Climate Data Gaps Is Only The First Step

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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SciDev.net: Africa is often blamed for having scarce and unreliable weather records that hold back predictions of how climate change will affect the continent. This has led to calls over the years for better climate-change science and record-keeping, with the most recent coming from African science academies last November. In a statement entitled ‘Climate change

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Adapt or Die: Why The Environmental Buzzword Of 2013 Will Be Resilience

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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TIME: Journalists and politicians have short memories. Just two months ago, Superstorm Sandy was everywhere on the news. And it wasn’t just weather porn — there was serious debate about the impact climate change had on the storm, and about the now-obvious need to prepare cities for worse to come. Bloomberg Businessweek put it on the

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What Is Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation?

Jan 9th, 2013 | By
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Mitigation: Due to historic emissions of greenhouse gases, it is now too late for us to avoid climate change. However, humans can influence the degree of future changes by reducing our current rate of greenhouse gas emissions – this is referred to as climate change mitigation. Targets have been set globally under the Kyoto protocol

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