Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Resource for Theme 'Crosscutting Issues'

Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative

Document

admin | 2013-03-20 18:57 | download | 1.1 MB
Filename: resources/861/loss-and-damage-in-vulnerable-countries-initiative-brochure-2.pdf


Author(s):

Date of publication: 2013-03-20

Associated Organization: CDKN, GERMANWATCH, MCII, UNU-EHS

Themes: Crosscutting Issues

Regions: Africa

Countries:

Summary:

There is a significant gap between existing and projected emissions and the level of emissions that would confine global warming to a 2°C – let alone a 1.5°C – increase. Countries and societies are increasingly preparing adaptation strategies and implementing a range of activities to facilitate adaptation. However, at the existing pace it is unlikely that current levels of adaptation will allow societies to transition smoothly to a changing world. The frequency and intensity of weather-related hazards is expected to grow, along with the long-term adverse impacts of weather-related risks. In many cases this could exceed adaptation thresholds of individuals, communities and countries.

Download document: Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative