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Adaptation Joto Afrika - November's Issue highlights "Gender and Community-Based Adaptation in Africa" and features CARE's work - English / French Case Studies from the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) phase 1 evaluation Executive Summary: Independent Evaluation of the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance Phase 1 Strategies for influence:Capacity building and district planning Secondment to a Government Ministry Reaching out to government and civil society in Uganda Disaster Risk Profiling in Ethiopia Exchange visits: Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda ACCRA Synthesis Report: Understanding adaptive capacity at the local level in Mozambique Application of Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (CVCA) Methodology in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: Global Water Initiative (GWI) East Africa - English Ghana, West Africa: Local Extension Services for Agricultural Development (LEAD) Project. Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) - Local Adaptive Capacity framework

Climate Change Doubles Cost of Conserving Nature Arlington, VA / San Francisco, CA / Stellenbosch, South Africa — Climate change will make conservation of biodiversity, and all the associated human benefits such as clean water and clean air, more challenging and expensive, with costs increasing by more than 100 percent in some cases, according to three new studies by a group of international researchers convened by Conservation International. Researchers called the studies a "wake-up call" for cost-efficient biodiversity conservation and climate stabilization. The researchers focused on species and ecosystems in South Africa, Madagascar and California. "The specific effects of climate change on species in South Africa, Madagascar and California are very different, but the costs of conserving them will certainly increase considerably in all three regions under climate change," said lead author Lee Hannah, senior scientist for climate change biology at Conservation International. Report available upon request

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question:E-9077/2010 Réduction des émissions de CO2 générées par la production agricole et alimen La production agricole et alimentaire (notamment la production de viande) est responsable d'une part importante des émissions de CO2 mondiales. Au vu de cette situation, le moment est venu de se concentrer sur des manières qui permettraient de réduire davantage les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) du secteur agricole en Europe au cours des prochaines années. Les émissions de CO2, ainsi que les quantités d'eau et de terres utilisées pour la production de produits alimentaires agricoles, diffèrent fortement en fonction des types de production. Par exemple, les émissions de CO2 générées et les quantités d'eau et de terres utilisés pour les produits alimentaires d'origine végétale sont considérablement plus faibles que celles générées pour des produits d'origine animale comparables.

IWA - Adapting urban water systems to climate change ICLEI, UNESCO-IHE and IWA have authored, as part of the ‘SWITCH – Managing Water for the City of the Future’ project, a handbook on adapting urban water systems to climate change. The handbook aims to fill a gap in the adaptation field: while a lot of information is available about various adaptation topics, there is a lack of guidance for decision makers at the local level working on urban water who wish to proactively prepare for and adapt to climate change. The handbook first examines some of the key areas of vulnerability to climate change within urban water systems. Urban water systems can be affected by most of the predicted climatic changes; for example, droughts can affect water supply directly and indirectly (when vegetation regrowth after wildfires reduces catchment yields), higher temperatures can lead to the deterioration of wastewater pipes and increased heavy rainfall can cause combined sewer overflows. Download the handbook here . Contents 1. 1.1 Climate change: a summary 2.

RADOST Akteursanalyse - Teil II: Interessen, Nutzungsansprüche, Ziele und Konflikte relevanter Akteure der deutschen Ostseeküste vor dem Hintergrund des Klimawandels | Ecologic Institute: An International Think Tank for Environment and Development How do relevant stakeholders on the Baltic Sea Coast perceive climate change in their region? What adaptation measures are well known and which should be implemented? Additionally, who are the relevant stakeholders? These and other questions are answered in the first part of the RADOST stakeholder analysis, which was written by staff members of Ecologic Institute. The report is available for download. Between April and December 2010, staff members of the Ecologic Institute conducted and evaluated 23 interviews with governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders in the German States of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. The consequences of climate change are predominately perceived as negative, especially rising sea levels, more storms, rising temperatures, summer drought, and more intense rainfall. The report [pdf, 2 MB, German] is available for download. Further links: Keywords: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation, adaptation strategies, Baltic Sea Coast, actors

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN 11/09/07 Une menace "grave et imminente": débat sur le réchauffement climatique au PE "Le réchauffement climatique est une réalité", a estimé Vittorio Prodi (ADLE, IT), responsable de cette session thématique. “La situation est à la fois grave et imminente": nous nous devions d'être prêts à l'étudier et à analyser les données techniques disponibles sur le changement climatique, a-t-il souligné. “Lorsque nous soumettrons un document final", a ajouté M. Prodi en référence à la mission de la commission temporaire, "nous devrons être capables de proposer un certain nombre de mesures qui guiderons le travail sur le changement climatique du PE au sein de l'ensemble de ses commissions parlementaires". Le rapporteur de la commission temporaire, Karl Heinz Florenz (EPP-ED, DE), a affirmé pour sa part qu'il fallait arriver à "motiver les gens" pour pouvoir lancer la "révolution nécessaire en matière de recherche et de développement de façon à pouvoir aborder le changement climatique". La canicule de 2003: un "été normal" à l'avenir? Les projections de l'IPCC critiquées et défendues

Book Launch: Field Guide To Community Based Adaptation - CSDi Blog - CSDi Go to bottom of this page to learn how to search electronically within the book. 'Tim Magee, and his colleagues at CSDi, are to be commended for producing a book which should change the way development is practiced, and so directly contribute to the improvement of millions of lives around the world.' – Howard White, Executive Director, 3ie, USA 'A fascinating and informative guide to a subject of growing international importance. Tim Magee skillfully explains ways to combine external expertise and local perspectives on adaptation to climate change. This useful book should be read by development practitioners as well as students of climate change policy and international development.' – Tim Forsyth, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'This is a most-awaited book for development practitioners who are increasingly confronted with the challenge of addressing climate risks in designing and implementing programmes and projects. Field Guide page. Routledge eBook.

Grassroots Innovations EUROPE 03/05/11 L'Union européenne lance trois nouvelles infrastructures de recherche en sciences biologiques pour lutter contre Bruxelles, le 3 mai 2011 L'Union européenne lance trois nouvelles infrastructures de recherche en sciences biologiques pour lutter contre les changements climatiques, les maladies et les risques pesant sur l'approvisionnement alimentaire Les ministres de la recherche et la Commission européenne ont donné leur feu vert à la création de trois nouvelles infrastructures paneuropéennes de recherche en sciences biologiques. Celles-ci contribueront à la recherche et à l'innovation dans des domaines sociétaux clés tels que les changements climatiques, la santé et le maintien d'un approvisionnement suffisant en denrées alimentaires de qualité. Mme Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, membre de la Commission européenne responsable de la recherche, de l’innovation et de la science, a déclaré: «Mettre en commun les ressources nationales et européennes pour ériger des infrastructures de recherche paneuropéennes (plutôt que de voir chaque État membre agir de son côté) relève du bon sens. Tél.: + 33 1 42 75 91 68

06.09.2013: Väitös systeemi- ja operaatiotutkimuksen alalta, DI Tommi Ekholm - Aalto-yliopisto Sijainti: Sali M1, Otakaari 1, 02150, Espoo, FI 60° 11.160 N 24° 49.650 E Diplomi-insinööri Tommi Ekholm väittelee perjantaina 6.9.2013 klo 12 Aalto-yliopiston perustieteiden korkeakoulussa, salissa M1, Otakaari 1, Espoo. Väitöskirjassa ”Risks, costs and equity. Modelling efficient strategies for climate and energy policy” (suomeksi: Riskit, kustannukset ja tasapuolisuus. Ilmastonmuutoksen hillintä on monisyinen yhteiskunnallinen ongelma. Väitöskirjassa esitetään pitkän aikavälin skenaariotarkasteluita, jotka tukevat ilmasto- ja energiapolitiikan päätöksentekoa. Kun globaali päästötavoite jaetaan maakohtaisiksi tavoitteiksi, päästöjen vähentämisestä aiheutuvat kustannukset saattavat jakautua epätasaisesti maiden kesken. Vastaväittäjä: professori Erin Baker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Yhdysvallat Valvoja: professori Ahti Salo, Aalto-yliopiston perustieteiden korkeakoulu, Matematiikan ja systeemianalyysin laitos Väitöstiedote (pdf) Map © OpenStreetMap.

Blame Canada | Latest News by Stephen Leahy – May 30, 2012 The Country Has Become a Petro-State, Happily Drilling for Profits as the World Warms What has happened to Canada? Photo courtesy Adopt a NegotiatorCanada beat out tough contenders like Saudi Arabia and the US to be elected "Colossal Fossil" by environmental campaigners at the UN climate talks in Durban last year. People are starting to notice. By contrast, the European Union managed to persuade the rest of the world to breathe life into the Kyoto Protocol, the only international agreement to reduce. During the two weeks following its announced withdrawal from Kyoto, Canada approved expansions of tar sands operations by oil giants Exxon, France's Total, and Canada's Suncor. Those three expansion projects alone will generate more climate-damaging emissions than the annual emissions of sizeable economies such as Argentina and the Netherlands. "It really wasn't a tough decision," Kent said. A Fossil Fuel Industry Takeover A Natural Gas and Coal Powerhouse

EUROPE 06/11/06 Climate change and the EU's response Brussels, 6 November 2006 What is the problem? Climate change is already happening and its impacts are expected to become progressively more severe as temperatures rise further. Over the 20 th century the global average temperature rose by about 0.6°C and the mean temperature in Europe increased by more than 0.9°C. Globally, the 1990s were the warmest decade since 1861 when temperatures started to be measured, and the 10 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1991. According to NASA, 2005 was the hottest year recorded, followed by 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2004. There is an overwhelming consensus among the world’s leading climate scientists that much of this warming is being caused by carbon dioxide and other so-called ‘greenhouse gases’ emitted by human activities, chiefly the combustion of fossil fuels and deforestation. These impacts are forecast to include the following: Geographic shifts in the occurrence of different species and/or the extinction of species will occur