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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Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation

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This Policy Guidance is intended to provide policy makers and practitioners in development co-operation agencies with information and advice on how to mainstream climate change into development. It is a joint endeavour by the OECD‘s Environment Policy Committee (EPOC) and Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in response to the 2006 OECD Declaration on Integrating Climate Adaptation into Development Co-operation, which commits OECD members to ―work to better integrate climate change adaptation in development planning and assistance, both with their own governments and in activities undertaken with partner countries.

ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
May 2009

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

Multilateral Environmental Agreement -Negotiator’s Handbook. Second Edition: 2007 Multilateral Environmental Agreement -Negotiator’s Handbook. Second Edition: 2007

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The handbook begins with a brief history of MEAs and major conferences. It lays out the elements of MEAs, common provisions and how they work together; reviews the rules of the game, from the basics of treaty law to rules of procedure and finance; gives an overview of the playing field and the players, looks at structures and roles; provides approaches to drafting and strategic issues; surveys international cooperation issues; provides a synthesis perspective, looks at a typical day in negotiations, negotiation products, then a checklist and reference tools, including the new glossary.

University of Joensuu – UNEP Course Series 5
June 2007

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

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

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