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13 Oct 2015 description

Summary

This atlas compiles various indicators that are used by a section of the Ghanaian community in predicting changes in their environment and in response make adjustments in their livelihoods to ensure that they are not badly impacted by predicted negative changes whilst at the same time taking advantage of predicted positive changes. The indicators used are community specific and the atlas only presents how the indicator is used in a named community, which may be different from how it may be used in another community.

30 Dec 2013 description

Te Kaniva (Tuvalu Climate Change Policy) prescribes the Government and the people of Tuvalu’s strategic polices for responding to climate change impacts and related disaster risks over the next 10 years (2012 ‐ 2021). The Policy defines seven thematic goals, strategies and desired outcomes that the Government and the people of Tuvalu have prioritised for implementation to ensure that safety and resilience are achieved. The Policy is directly linked to the National Strategic Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (NSAP).

21 May 2012 description

From the Neolithic Revolution to the Green Revolution, farmers have always sought to use their land, labor, and other resources more efficiently. But in recent years, this abiding concern has become especially urgent and worrisome. Farming communities and whole societies have awakened to the huge costs of over-using chemical inputs and mining earth’s resources unsustainably to raise agricultural productivity in response to rapidly growing demand.

10 Apr 2012 description

Resumen ejecutivo

Las Américas es una región altamente vulnerable a diferentes tipos de desastres naturales. La información disponible muestra una tendencia creciente en el número de desastres ocurridos en toda la región. En total ocurrieron 2,555 desastres naturales en los últimos 40 años, los cuales ocasionaron 512,481 muertos y más de 232 millones de personas afectadas.

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

2011 was a transformative year for North Africa, upending many assumptions about the region’s political stability. Regimes that had been ruled by authoritarian governments for decades suddenly erupted in mass protest, leading to the departure of two aging dictators—in Tunisia and Egypt – and on-going civil war in another—Libya. Sudan, for its part, was poised to break apart after the south voted to secede.

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate change will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable populations in the developing world. Rising temperatures, increasingly severe floods and droughts, and sea-level rise threaten economies that are reliant on agriculture, in countries whose governments lack adaptive capacity, and in areas where populations have little access to healthcare and education.

16 Mar 2012 description
report World Bank

Ratings for the Climate Change Development Policy Loan (DPL) Project for Brazil were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was low, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the Government of Mexico (GoM) was, and continues to be, fully committed to its climate change adaptation and mitigation agenda. This DPL supports Mexico's program, and the country is increasingly recognized as an international leader in this area.

14 Mar 2012 description

The APRC Annual Report 2011 showcases our impact over the year highlighting results in priority areas of work, including: MDG acceleration and social protection; gender equality; climate change and crisis resilience. Finding effective approaches to these complex issues required thinking outside of the thematic silos and combining the knowledge and expertise of all APRC practice teams.

06 Mar 2012 description

This report maps pathways for making climate change responses more gender aware and – potentially transformative, arguing that gender transformation should be both a potential end goal and an important condition of effective climate change responses and poverty reduction. The report provides inspiring examples of locally relevant, gender-aware innovations from diverse global regions and contexts.

20 Feb 2012 description

Mapping of grazing corridors for the Garre and Degodia clans in Wajir and Mandera Counties in Northern Kenya and Moyale, Dolo Ado, Filtu and Hudet Woredas in Southern Ethiopia

Background

11 Jan 2012 description

Executive summary

Although climatic disasters in Tajikistan may cumulatively account for more destruction and human casualties, there is a clear perception that seismic risk presents the greatest single hazard – and one from which no part of the country is immune. Roughly two-thirds of Tajikistan’s national territory appears in the highest category of risk on the 1999 Global Seismic Hazard Map.

10 Jan 2012 description

This report addresses drought, which is considered the major disaster occurring in the Arab region, where the total people affected between the years 1970-2009 by drought is of about 38.09 million. The report focuses on Syria, considered one of the most economically affected countries by drought in the region. The case study provides information on historical droughts in the country between 2000-2010, including data on frequency, vulnerabilities and lessons learned with drought impacts.

06 Jan 2012 description

El presente documento representa un esfuerzo de trabajo de las instituciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales nacionales, relacionadas con la estimación y cuantificación de daños y pérdidas sectoriales, derivadas por el paso de la Depresión Tropical 12E. Para el efecto, se ha tenido el apoyo de la Misión Interagencial de la CEPAL, a solicitud del Gobierno de Guatemala.

05 Jan 2012 description

In this issue

  • CISP’s Activity Update online database system

  • Business Information Service Centers – training and mentorship for 1300 young entrepreneurs

  • CISP partners with the World Bank to raise awareness of climate change

  • CISP supports UNDP’s initiative for a Somali Youth Charter

31 Dec 2011 description

Introduction

Global challenges including climate change, extreme poverty, urbanization, water scarcity, energy security, migration and population growth disproportionately affect the world’s most vulnerable people as well as the scope of humanitarian preparedness and response.