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File The Cost of Adapting to Climate Change in Ethiopia: Sector - Wise and Macro - E conomic Estimates by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 03:41 PM
This paper uses spatially-explicit analyses of climate change effects on selected key sectors of Ethiopia’s economy to estimate both sector-wise and economy wide estimates of impacts and adaptation costs. Using four IPCC-vetted Global Circulation Models (GCMs) to bracket the uncertainty surrounding future climate outcomes, the paper finds that by 2050 climate change could cause GDP to be 8–10 percent smaller than under a no-climate change baseline; it could induce a two-fold increase in variability of growth in agriculture; and it would affect more severely the poor and certain parts of the country.
File Farmers’ Response and their Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Mafeteng District, Lesotho by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 04, 2013 03:42 PM
Climate change has moved from being a hypothesis to being a reality. Changes in climatic conditions have resulted in profound impacts on agricultural production (crop yield and quality) and general livelihoods. This study assessed the response of farmers to climate change and its impact to their livelihoods and the potential of the three agricultural systems: viz. agro-forestry, conservation agriculture and conventional agriculture in Ts’akholo and Kolo communities in Mafeteng District as adaptation strategies to climate change.
File Report on PEGG and STEWARD FORUM in Guinea by Adam Welti — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:49 AM
Report on STEWARD/PEGG FORUM initiative at the National Direction of Water and Forests (DNEF) and the Center for the Observation and Monitoring of Environmental Information (COSIE)
File Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security For Rural Development by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 20, 2014 02:47 AM
Concurrently, it is internationally recognized that addressing gender issues in agriculture reduces hunger and poverty. In fact, it is estimated that more than 100 million people could be lifted out of poverty if women had the same access to and control of resources as men (FAO, 2011a). Although they are important food producers and providers, women presently have limited access to and control of resources. However, to date, these ideas – that climate change and gender issues are integral parts of agricultural development – have not been implemented in an effective way. This guide seeks to fill that gap by supporting work to investigate the gender dimensions of responding to climate change in the agriculture and food security sectors. The final goals are to improve food production, livelihood security and gender equality in the context of the changing climate.
File Recognizing traditional tree tenure as part of conservation and REDD+ strategy by Rose Hessmiller — last modified Jul 30, 2014 07:23 PM
Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, REDD should focus on places where such emissions occur. Protected Areas (PAs) are, in theory, protected and hence, should have no emissions associated with land use/land cover change. In practice protection is incomplete. Can PAs included in REDD schemes? Can 'paper parks' be included that exist on paper rather than in reality? How concrete should threats be before we call carbon (C) protection 'additional'? The dilemma may be more manageable if protected areas are included in a broader landscape approach to REDD . Some REDD project proponents currently focus on 'buffer zones' where protection is incomplete, but biodiversity co-benefits of additional C protection can be large. The results of a REDD feasibility appraisal in an area surrounding the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia's REDD pilot province illustrate the challenges of finding synergies between sustaining livelihoods for local communities, protecting orangutans and globally appropriate mitigation actions. For feedback and requests for further information. Email us at: Featured March, 2012.
File Case Study - Responding to Climate Change by Joseph Badash — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The USAID Sustainable Forests and Coasts Project developed climate change adaptation measures for more than 5,000 hectares of the El Salado Wildlife Production Mangrove Reserve and its surrounding communities, providing a replicable model for other coastal areas of Ecuador.
File Weathering the Storm: Adolescent Girls and Climate Change (June 2011) by Anna Woltman — last modified Jan 10, 2013 10:00 AM
In many developing countries, teenage girls' days are filled with hard labor as they enter into an adulthood of second-class citizenship. Now, a study finds, climate change threatens to make girls' lives even harder. The report from the nonprofit Plan U.K., as well as the U.K. Department for International Development, focuses exclusively on the developing world's 500 million adolescent girls. They are the ones, the authors note, who walk hours to find water and increasingly rare firewood, and are disproportionately killed or displaced in natural disasters.It recommends increasing access to high-quality education as a means toward helping girls address gender discrimination as well as finding paid work and building more resilient families. That, in turn, the report argues, will help reduce girls' vulnerability to climate change-related weather disasters.
File USAID Global Waters: Lessons From the Developing World - Climate Change | August 2011 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Nov 24, 2013 01:01 AM
Global Waters tells the story of our water-related efforts around the globe. The magazine features in-depth articles exploring solutions to the ongoing water crisis, opinion pieces by top development professionals and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries. Volume 02 | Issue 04
File WWF Living Forests Report: Chapter 3 by Christin VanZant — last modified Jan 08, 2017 09:09 PM
Forest and Climate: REDD+ at a Crossroads
File Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change by Anna Woltman — last modified Feb 04, 2013 11:58 PM
“This book, Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change, clearly articulates for the first time how protected areas contribute significantly to reducing the impacts of climate change and what’s needed for them to achieve even more,” says Lord Nicholas Stern, who wrote a foreword for the report. Published 2009
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