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Climate Change and Freshwater Resources. A synthesis of adaptation actions undertaken by Nairobi work programme partner organizations

Climate Change and Freshwater Resources. A synthesis of adaptation actions undertaken by Nairobi work programme partner organizations
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 2011
  • This document provides a synthesis of actions undertaken by 21 Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) partner organizations, and highlights the results obtained and lessons learned on freshwater issues in particular. The contributions of partner organizations showcase a rich mix of actions on freshwater resources, which have generated results on the ground, particularly in developing countries, and produced useful lessons demonstrating improved understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. The publication consists of two parts: Part I consists of three chapters. Chapter 2 presents a synthesis of the actions taken by NWP partner organizations under four thematic areas: - Actions to improve the ability to understand impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the water sector; - Actions taken to enhance informed decisions on adaptation planning, measures and action; - Actions to facilitate communication, dialogue and cooperation among different stakeholders, and enhance adaptive capacity through technical and institutional capacity building; and - Practical adaptation actions and measures on the ground. This is followed, in Chapter 3, by key messages and conclusions. Part II presents a selection of case studies of actions reported by partner organizations under the four thematic areas identified.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, India, Mexico , Nepal, South Sudan, Swaziland, Pangani River Basin
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Awareness raising, Capacity building, Climate change, Gender, Participation, Vulnerability, Water management, Water security
  • Main target audience: Governments, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Good practices, Key messages, Lessons learned, Performance report
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Published in 2015