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Climate Change Knowledge Portal 2.0

Climate Change Knowledge Portal 2.0
Explore and use a collection of development, vulnerability, and impact-related indicators and datasets. Climate Adaptation Country Profiles provide a quick reference source for development practitioners to better integrate climate resilience into development planning and operations. Learn from several examples of emerging economies actively seeking to move toward a low carbon growth path. Tour the portal highlights in these development and climate change storylines. And take them with you! Use your creativity to integrate, visualize, and synthesize climate and development data. WORLD BANK FINANCED ACTIVITIES Explore Navigate and learn more about World Bank Financed Activities and Projects.

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All countries - Climate Action Tracker The Climate Action Tracker reveals major differences between the ambition levels of countries when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the lead are the Maldives, who have proposed to become climate-neutral by 2020. Also at the high end of the scale are Bhutan, which proposes to stay carbon neutral and Costa Rica, which proposes to become carbon neutral by 2021 if international support is provided. They are followed by Japan, Norway, Papua New Guinea and South Korea, all of whom are proposing to reduce their emissions significantly. In the 'medium' range are developing countries such as Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.

Union Européenne portail climat The new agreement will be adopted at the Paris climate conference in December 2015 and implemented from 2020. It will take the form of a protocol, another legal instrument or 'an agreed outcome with legal force', and will be applicable to all Parties. It is being negotiated through a process known as the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). Attribution of Climate-related Events (ACE) Unusual or extreme weather and climate-related events are of great public concern and interest, yet there are often conflicting messages from scientists about whether such events can be linked to climate change. We propose a way forward. Through the development of carefully calibrated physically-based assessments of observed weather and climate-related events, we can identify any changed risk of such events attributable to particular factors. Research is under way, coordinated as part of the international Attribution of Climate-related Events (ACE) initiative, to develop the science needed to better respond to the demand for timely, objective, and authoritative explanations of extreme events. The ACE group aims to meet the challenges involved in developing systems to provide regularly updated and reliable attribution assessments of extreme weather and climate-related events. The group first met at the 2010 Attribution Workshop in Colorado.

Alliance of Small Island States – AOSIS The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of small island and low-lying coastal countries that share similar development challenges and concerns about the environment, especially their vulnerability to the adverse effects of global climate change. It functions primarily as an ad hoc lobby and negotiating voice for small island developing States (SIDS) within the United Nations system. AOSIS has a membership of 44 States and observers, drawn from all oceans and regions of the world: Africa, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Pacific and South China Sea.

Open Data Resources for Climate Change Key Resources Coming soon Data featured on the recently launched Climate Change Knowledge Portal will be posted as freely downloadable files by December 2nd, covering: Monthly average temperature and precipitation values for 1961-1990 for countries and major water basins. BC Climate Action Toolkit A living site, the BC Climate Action Toolkit will grow and change with users' needs and feedback. The toolkit's goal is to inspire action in BC's diverse local governments to rapidly advance deep emission reductions in corporate operations and community-wide activity. Through the Climate Action Charter and a wide range of actions on the ground, BC local governments have already taken action and the Toolkit provides an opportunity to benefit from lessons learned.

NAPECA: NAPECA Community Grants NAPECA Update: Montreal, 4 March 2014—The Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), composed of the highest-level environmental authorities from Canada, Mexico, and the United States, today awarded $1.2 million in grants under CEC’s North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program for 18 new projects that will support communities across North America in addressing environmental problems at the local level. The 18 projects were selected based on how significantly they were able to address community and North American environmental issues related to the CEC priorities for 2010–2015, their innovation and technical, methodological or scientific approaches, their replicability across the three countries, and their emphasis on producing clear and tangible results.

Climate Change Facts and Resources < Moms Clean Air Force Our atmosphere is getting warmer and our weather is getting more extreme. Although earth’s climate has experienced natural cycles of warming and cooling over millions of years, the global warming of today is caused by human activity and is altering the atmosphere in ways never before seen by human beings. This has grave public health impacts, and our children will suffer the most. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures. Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies." They do this because temperature anomalies are more consistent in an area than absolute temperatures are. For example, the absolute temperature atop the Empire State Building may be different by several degrees than the absolute temperature at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. But the differences from their own averages are likely to be about the same.

By 2030, climate shift may kill 250k more per year NEW DELHI: Each year as temperatures rise across India, farmers look to the sky and pray for rain. The all-important monsoon forecast becomes a national priority, with more than 70 per cent of India's 1.25 billion citizens engaged in agriculture and relying on weather predictions to decide when they will sow their seeds and harvest their crops. But getting the forecast right remains a challenge, thanks to the complex — and still poorly understood — ways in which South Asia's monsoon rains are influenced by everything from atmospheric and ocean temperatures to air quality and global climate trends. Even the amount of ice in Antarctica is suspected to have an impact.

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