Resources for Theme 'Crosscutting Issues'
Changement Climatique, Agriculture et Responsabilité Sociétale des Organisations: Note conceptuelle et Agenda
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Note conceptuelle et Agenda
admin | 2013-05-11 | 820.0 KB | details
Event concept note and agenda
admin | 2013-04-12 | 185.0 KB | details
Assistance technique disponible pour les pays ACP dans le domaine du changement climatique
admin | 2013-04-12 | 167.8 KB | details
Technical assistance available for ACP countries in the field of climate change
admin | 2013-03-22 | 1.2 MB | details
The eighteenth Conference of Parties (COP18) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starts in Doha, Qatar, on November 26 and ends on December 7 2012. There are a number of important topics for negotiators to resolve at Doha, including the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the level of ambition of mitigation targets, financing for mitigation and adaptation, actions on adaptation, reducing emissions from deforestation, land degradation (REDD), technology transfer and a new and emerging topic of Loss and Damage. I will describe each of the main issues being discussed over the next few columns and then summarise the outcomes after it is over.
Tackling the Limits to Adaptation: An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts
admin | 2013-03-20 | 2.7 MB | details
Almost daily reminders by the scientific community of the impendingdangers posed by climate change have yet to penetrate the consciousness of our political leaders. Despite the fact that climate impacts are now unfolding much faster than previously modelled, governments are failing to act with sufficient mitigation ambition.The current and future scale of climate change implies serious loss anddamage, especially to the lives and livelihoods of those who are poor, most vulnerable and least to blame. Thus we urgently need a means to respond.
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This policy briefing sets out a number of the issues relating to the slow onset portion of the climate change loss and damage agenda. It is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of this new and sometimes complex subject. Instead, it should serve to introduce the concept of loss and damage related to slow onset climate change hazards and provide sign posts to guide further investigation of the subject – in particular for those institutions, experts and country representatives participating in the current work programme on loss and damage under the UN Framework on Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Into UnknownTerritory: The limits tTo adaptation and reality of loss and damage from climate impacts
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Climate change will inflict devastating damage to land, property, ecosystems and human life. Yet loss and damage from climateimpacts gets far less attention than it deserves from climatenegotiators and politicians.
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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.
Framing the Loss and Damage debate: A conversation starter by the Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative
admin | 2013-03-20 | 1.5 MB | details
This document outlines initial thoughts by the ‘Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative’1 to provide some conceptual and framing input into the loss and damage negotiations2 under the UNFCCC. Given both the preliminary nature of these discussions and the complexity of the issue of loss and damage, a precise definition may not be necessary and in fact may even be counter-productive at this early stage. Instead at this point in the discussion it may more useful provide a spectrum of relevant scientific and policy perspectives and areas of expertise in an attempt to inform ongoing dialogue.
admin | 2013-03-20 | 1.1 MB | details
Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC process
The least developed countries (LDCs) are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change impacts." A lack of institutional, economic and financial capacity renders these countries less able to cope with climate change impacts# and more likely to suffer loss and damage as a result. The need for an international mechanism to address this inequity has long been acknowledged. In 1992, Principle 13 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
proclaimed that, “States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.”
Second newsletter out: Insights of some of the main research activities carried out so far during 2012 by CALESA’s partnership
fmannke | 2013-02-19 | 1.1 MB | details
The second CALESA newsletter has been published and is available!
fmannke | 2013-02-18 | 396.2 KB | details
The first CALESA newsletter has just been published and is available!
fmannke | 2013-02-18 | 1.8 MB | details
Presentation to introduce the African context related with climate change, together with the main goals of CALESA project.
fmannke | 2013-02-18 | 545.7 KB | details
Developing promising strategies using analogue locations in
Eastern and Southern Africa (CALESA project).
admin | 2012-11-23 | 1.2 MB | details
The topic of loss and damage is very new and a very important one as it opens up a major new strategy to respond to climate change beyond adaptation and mitigation.
admin | 2012-10-17 | 161.5 KB | details
The world can expect to experience profound changes in the natural and human environments over the next 50 years or so. Given the significant impacts of those environmental transformations, the Special Rapporteur notes that the effects of climate change will likely play a significant and increasingly determinative role in international migration. In this context, the Special Rapporteur decided to dedicate the thematic section of his report to the General Assembly to the impacts of climate change on migration.
jnnam | 2012-08-21 | 427.2 KB | details
A guide to understanding various different types of social media, and their potential role in accessing and sharing knowledge on climate change adaptation in Africa. It offers practical advice on sharing, accessing and exchanging climate change knowledge from and about Africa, using social media. It is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to begin the journey of exploring social media. This guide is suitable for researchers, civil society practitioners or information intermediaries working on climate change in Africa as well as anyone with a particular interest in social media.
An expanded version of the guide is available at socialmediaguideafrica.wikispaces.com
abebetadege | 2012-08-11 | 1.4 MB | details
Report of the 3rd AfricaAdapt Management Group Meeting
Summary and resources from Knowledge Brokers Forum (KBF) discussion on policy briefs and the information needs of decision-makers
admin | 2012-07-20 | 694.8 KB | details
Summary of discussions: http://bit.ly/MOenO0
Resources shared during the discussion under various categories e.g. policy brief resources, health resources, knowledge translation frameworks, policy dialogue resources, and information needs of decision-makers. See recent uploads at the bottom of this email and here http://www.knowledgebrokersforum.org/wiki
Recent uploads on KBF wiki
Information needs of decision-makers Research on information needs and behaviours of decision-makers
Knowledge translation frameworks KT frameworks in health and education
Policy dialogue resources Reports of national policy dialogues in Africa
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See background note.
admin | 2012-05-10 | 339.5 KB | details
Read the latest news from AfricaAdapt!!
In this issue, you will be updated on:
AfricaAdapt network news : Meet & Greets events, Management Group meetings
AfricaAdpt at the CoP17.
You will meet Dr Richard Munang,Mrs Oulie Keita and Ange Baimey, through their interviews.
Also meet some AfricaAdapt members, and learn more about some projects
Read more in this newsletter
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On December 05, 2011 in Burkina Faso a Meet and Greet was conducted alongside with the seminar organized by Terre et Humanisme, on the theme "Seed autonomy and the preservation of traditional varieties," and aims to:
1. Introduce AfricaAdapt to the 45 participants from 22 NGOs and associations of 5 countries, and the benefits to join the network.
2. Have the understanding of participants on GMOs and local seeds, etc.
The Meet and Greet have finally allowed the network to:
-get in touch with the actors that are difficult to access, and get their opinion and stance on the critical issue of GMOs
-Capitalize the experiences of the seminar by launching a broad consultation, through a forum of discussion on the issue of GMOs.
-Strengthen the capacity of these target actors, through training workshops organized by themselves.
View full report http://bit.ly/J2Y6th
admin | 2012-04-12 | 96.2 KB | details
A GCCA workshop for OCT countries took place 27-28 January 2012 immediately following the OCT-EU Forum meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
Participating countries : Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, French Polynesia, Greenland, St Eustasius, St Helena, St Maarten.
Venue: European Commission, Brussels, BELGIUM Agenda: Agenda of the Workshop 27-28 January 2012
Customized training materials: Module 0: "Introduction" - Module
Module 10: "Synthesis, conclusions and way forward" - handout
Contrasting climate variability and meteorological drought with perceived drought and climate change in northern Ethiopia
admin | 2012-04-02 | 744.7 KB | details
Perception of people on climate chnage and drought in Northern Ethiopia