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- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- IDMC Mid-Year Figures: Internal Displacement in 2018
- Climate change and violent conflict: Sparse evidence from South Asia and South East Asia
New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Agriculture into practice on the ground
Agriculture is one of the most climate vulnerable sectors of the economy.
Agriculture production is highly sensitive to extreme events such as floods and droughts, as well as long-term changes to rainfall and temperature that can lead to reduction in yields and shifts in cropping patterns.
New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground
Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1
Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.
The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.
The cost of climate change adaptation in South Asia could be as much as US$500 billion per year by 2050. Insufficient funding remains one of the biggest barriers to climate adaptation action. However, few countries have successfully accounted for public spending on climate adaptation.
A new framework that makes sure government spending on adaptation is effective, has been successfully tested in South Asia.
Elisabeth Resch, Stephanie Allan, Laura Giles Álvarez and Harshita Bisht
The cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between US$280 and US$500 billion per year by 2050 (UNEP, 2016).