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Climate data and projections: supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean
<div>Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region. Policies and strategies, such as the reg...
2017-03-24 01:45:23
Electricity supply in South Africa: Path dependency or decarbonisation?
Renewable energy technologies have experienced an exponential growth in South Africa, thanks to the procurement of large-scale power plants. However, South Africa’s electricity sector still lacks...
G. Montmasson-Clair 2017-03-14 02:06:58
Innovative risk finance solutions – Insights for geothermal power development in Kenya and Ethiopia
Geothermal development is on the rise in many regions of the world.&nbsp;However, the high costs of field development, coupled with the high risks associated with resource exploration and drill...
Paula Rolffs 2017-03-02 01:44:39
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism – the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean
For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major dam...
W. Bugler 2017-02-28 05:42:54
Driving, connecting and communicating: The many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning
Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fis...
W. Bugler 2017-02-28 05:15:12
Africa’s climate: helping decision-makers make sense of climate information
<div>African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropria...
2017-02-24 01:53:41
Zombie energy: climate benefits of ending subsidies to fossil fuel production
<div>Ending subsidies to fossil fuel production is often a missing piece of comprehensive climate action plans. To implement the 2015 Paris Agreement and keep climate change well below 2oC, t...
2017-02-24 01:33:43
National climate change governance: topic guide
<div>The full brunt of cumulative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be felt over the years to come but climate change impacts are already here. Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record (si...
J. Worker 2017-02-24 01:24:14
Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning
<div>Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agricult...
2017-02-21 04:40:13
Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean
<div>For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have cause...
2017-02-21 04:30:44
The Future of rice security under climate change
<div>Food systems are climate and weather dependent; heat stress and changes in rainfall patterns and relative humidity are likely to regulate crop yields. Elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) are l...
P.P.S. Teng 2017-02-21 04:16:58
Weather-index based crop insurance as a social adaptation to climate change and variability in the Upper West Region of Ghana: developing a participatory approach
<div>Climate change and variability are major challenges to rain-fed crop production in Africa. This paper presents a report on a pilot project to test a concept for operationalising weather-...
2017-02-21 03:38:43
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
<div>China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the&nbsp; composition of China’s fin...
F. Yuan 2017-02-21 02:46:19
High and Dry: Climate change, water and the economy
This World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralize the advers...
2017-02-10 04:33:21
Sustainable development and the water–energy–food nexus: A perspective on livelihoods
The water–energy–food nexus is being promoted as a conceptual tool for achieving sustainable development. Frameworks for implementing nexus thinking, however, have failed to explicitly or adequ...
E.M. Biggs 2017-02-10 04:15:50
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture
This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource...
2017-02-10 04:05:24
Climate change and water: An overview from the World Water Development Report 3: Water in a changing world
This World Water Assessment Programme Special Report brings together messages on water and climate change from the World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World. Water in a Changing W...
2017-02-10 03:47:02
Water and Climate Blue Book
Llaunched by the Morroccan government at COP22 in Marrakech, the blue book aims to raise international awareness on the vulnerability of water in the context of climate change and the urgency of ac...
2017-02-10 03:26:23
Climate change adaption readiness: lessons from the 2015/16 El Niño for climate readiness in Southern Africa
<div>Southern Africa is experiencing its worst drought in at least 35 years. The drought is associated with an acute El Niño cycle, a periodic weather phenomenon that affects weather pattern...
A. Benkenstein 2017-02-09 09:59:25
Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016
Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the&nb...
2017-02-07 03:15:05
Resilience Resources: RABIT - Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact
This page provides guidance materials relating to RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit.&nbsp; This enables the measurement of resilience baselines, and also measurem...
2017-02-03 10:21:26
Impact of climate change on select value chains in Mozambique
In Mozambique, where agriculture accounts for more than 25 percent of gross domestic product and employs about 80 percent of the country’s workforce, climate change has potential to reduce produc...
2017-02-03 09:54:52
Decentralized climate change responses in uganda: climate change adaptation lacks local government funding
This study explored ways in which Mali’s 25-year old decentralized governance system empowers local government to help communities adapt to the changing climate. The findings suggest that local d...
2017-02-02 10:34:24
Policies and practices for climate smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: A comparative assessment of challenges and opportunities across 15 countries
This report is a product of the collaboration between the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and the Earth System Governance Project, on policies for climate-...
M. G. Bastos Lima 2017-01-25 04:10:49
Low Carbon Development Key issues
Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world.
It discusses...
F. Urban 2017-01-23 05:26:39
Low Carbon Development Strategies: A primer on framing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in Developing Countries
UNEP and UNEP Risø Centre are engaged in providing financial and technical support to a number of countries working on Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and piloting Nationally Appropriate...
2017-01-23 04:54:10
Financing Pathways for Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development
Shifting the global economy onto a&nbsp;2°C trajectory implies a rapid shift of existing investment patterns and far reaching transformation in technology, infrastructure and practises, includ...
Amal-Lee Amin 2017-01-23 04:42:12
Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) Handbook no.5
This handbook reflects the content presented, and the discussions held, during the ClimaSouth LEDS Seminar held in Marrakech, on 16-17 April 2015. The handbook is intended as an introduction to the...
2017-01-23 04:31:56
Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction - Full report
The productive use of electricity can support sustained poverty reduction by enabling the creation and improvement of income generating activities. However, in order to realise these positive impac...
2017-01-12 02:30:46
Steps to overcome the North–South divide in research relevant to climate change policy and practice
The authors of this Nature Climate Change Perspective article argue that Northern (developed country) domination of science relevant to climate change policy and practice, and limited research led...
2017-01-11 11:41:23
Financing Universal Access to Electricity
The recent emphasis on the provision of modern energy services as an important ingredient for development has improved finance availability for the goal of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL).
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2017-01-11 05:21:27
Pro-Poor Access to Green Electricity in Kenya
Is Kenya on track to follow an electrification strategy that is green and pro-poor? What are the main challenges to following this path? The two questions guiding this study are particularly releva...
A. Pueyo 2017-01-11 05:12:56