Climate Change

Small islands, whether located in the tropics or higher latitudes, have characteristics which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and extreme events (very high confidence) ♦  Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate inundation, storm surge, erosion and other coastal hazards, thus threatening vital infrastructure, settlements and facilities that support the livelihood of island communities (very high confidence). ♦  There is strong evidence that under most climate change scenarios, water resources in small islands are likely to be seriously compromised (very high confidence). ♦  It is very likely that subsistence and commercial agriculture on small islands will be adversely affected by climate change (high confidence). IPCC 4th Assessment Report, 2007

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Making Adaptation Count:  Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adapt Making Adaptation Count: Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adapt

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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems have a critical role to play as stakeholders seek to ensure that their investments are effective in building climate resilience.  How do we account for success and learn from failures as we confront the complexities and uncertainties of climate change adaptation? How do we know when we are reducing climate risks? To what extent are we succeeding, and who is benefitting?

Aimed at development practitioners and decision makers, this publication offers a roadmap for designing M&E systems for climate change adaptation that help fulfil core principles of aid effectiveness.

Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
On behalf of Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ),

Authors: Margaret Spearman / Heather McGray, World Resources Institute
Eschborn, August 2011

Everything you need to know about climate change – interactive link Everything you need to know about climate change – interactive link

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Linked to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/aug/15/everything-know-climate-change

The Guardian’s one-stop guide to the facts of global warming, from the science and politics to economics and technology, drawn from the
ultimate climate change FAQ.

Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS)

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A Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) is a national, high-level, comprehensive, long-term strategy, developed by domestic stakeholders, which aims at decoupling economic growth and social development from greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions growth.

This brochure provide succint information LEDS

Publisher: GIZ
Date: July 2011

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)

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An explanation on NAMAs in the context of current international discussions and agreements.

Publisher: GIZ
Date: December 2011

The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change: New Methods and Estimates The Cost to Developing Countries of Adapting to Climate Change: New Methods and Estimates

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To shed light on adaptation costs - and with the global climate change negotiations resuming in December 2009 in Copenhagen - the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study was initiated by the World Bank in early 2008, funded by the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Its objectives are to develop an estimate of adaptation costs for developing countries and to help decision makers in developing countries understand and assess the risks posed by climate change and design better strategies to adapt to climate change.

This initial study report, which focuses on the first objective, finds that the cost between 2010 and 2050 of adapting to an approximately 2oC warmer world by 2050 is in the range of $75 billion to $100 billion a year. This range is of the same order of magnitude as the foreign aid that developed countries now give developing countries each year, but it is still a very low percentage of the wealth of countries as measured by their GDP.

Publisher: The World bank
Date: 2010
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