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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The Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction The Role of Ecosystem Management in Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

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The UNEP Copenhagen Discussion Series are working papers produced by UNEP and its partners in the lead up to the UNFCCC Climate Talks in Copenhagen in December 2009.

This Issues Paper firstly analyzes the vicious spiral between climate change impacts, ecosystem degradation and increased risk of climate-related disasters; secondly, defines the central role of ecosystem management in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and their multifaceted linkages; and thirdly, assesses the challenges for enhanced ecosystem management for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

UNEP June 2009; Paper 2.

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010 The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

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The Goals represent human needs and basic rights that every individual around the world should be able to enjoy. This report shows how much progress has been made. Perhaps most important, it shows that the Goals are achievable when nationally owned development strategies, policies and programmes are supported by international development partners. At the same time, it is clear that improvements in the lives of the poor have been unacceptably slow, and some hard-won gains are being eroded by the climate, food and economic crises.

United Nations
June 2010

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

Surviving climate change in small islands: A guidebook Surviving climate change in small islands: A guidebook

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This guidebook contains information about the risks associated with climate change. It explains how existing social, economic and environmental vulnerability can magnify the risks associated with climate change and it describes actions that can be undertaken to prepare for climate change. Key terms and concepts are defined for those  unfamiliar with climate change terminology.

Authors: Emma L. Tompkins, Sophie A. Nicholson-Cole, Lisa-Ann Hurlston, Emily Boyd, Gina Brooks Hodge, Judi Clarke, Gerard Gray, Neville Trotz and Lynda Varlack

 Date: October 2005

Resource guide on gender and climate change Resource guide on gender and climate change

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This guide presents principal conceptual and methodological advances on gender relations in the context of climate change, with the overall objective of providing guidelines for actors, practitioners and consumers in this relatively new programme area. It has been prepared through research, analyses and combinations of international frameworks, conceptual and methodological documents, and the compilation of case studies. The Guide also considers the approaches that consultants take to deal with the topic, as well as views held by organizations and experts in this field.

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United Nations Development Programme

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