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Building resilience. Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development. The World Bank Group Experience
  • Building resilience. Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development. The World Bank Group Experience
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2013
  • This report shows why building climate resilience is critical to ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. The report opens international discussions related to understanding loss and damage from climate change and calls for the international development community to work across disciplines and sectors to build long-term resilience, reduce risk and avoid climbing future costs. It emphasizes the necessity of building and empowering institutions for the sustained effort needed for making development climate and disaster resilient and by highlightin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Poverty reduction, Resilience, Risk management

The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • The Global Opening of the 1992 Water Convention
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 2013
  • The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1996. This publication explains the obligations under the Water Convention and the way in which its institutional platform works, as well as the advantages for the States to become Party to the Water Convention. It also addresses the relationship between the Water Convention and the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of the International Watercourses. The publication...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water policy

Forests Challenge Badge
  • Forests Challenge Badge
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). October 2013
  • The Forests Challenge Badge is designed to help educate children and young people about the crucial role that forests play for life on our planet. It explains how forests provide essential ecosystem services such as clean air, water, and climate change mitigation. It also describes various forest resources and explains how millions of people worldwide rely on forests for their livelihoods. The badge describes the threats to our planet's forests and what is being done to protect them. This material is appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout group...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Biodiversity, Climate change, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Forests, Livelihoods, Water management

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis. Summary for policy makers

Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Climate Change 2013. The Physical Science Basis
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). September 2013
  • This report from Working Group I is a contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. It spells out what the most up-to-date measurements and observations around the planet tell us about the extent of climate change and mankind's role in causing it. In particular, it documents multiple lines of evidence for emerging changes in climate in the atmosphere, ocean, ice, and land.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Vulnerability, Water cycle

Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). September 2013
  • Published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this publication brings together a broad range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation. The different chapters reflect the progress and challenges encountered in the fields of water management and cooperation around the world.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Capacity building, Climate change, Ecohydrology, Education, Financing, Floods, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Lakes, Legal aspects, Livelihoods, Participation, Poverty reduction, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water cooperation, Water management, Water security, Wetlands

Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas

Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • Climate change, water conflicts and human security. Regional assessment and policy guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
  • United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). August 2013
  • This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel in terms of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, conflict/cooperation and human security at various scales and in a variety of contexts. Following an introduction, Chapter 2 explains the theoretical background on climate change, water conflicts and human security and presents the integrated and adapted Climate Change, Hydro Conflicts and Human Security (CLICO) theoretical framework. A description of the current climate and climate trends, including outloo...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Conflicts, Transboundary waters, Vulnerability, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water policy, Water security

Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
  • Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
  • World Health Organization (WHO). August 2013
  • Climate change has a wide range of implications for human health, including increased mortality and morbidity from extreme temperatures and other extreme weather events, infectious diseases (waterborne, foodborne and vector-borne) and diseases resulting from air pollution This economic analysis tool is designed to support adaptation planning to protect health from the negative effects of climate change in European Member States. It is based on a review of the science, and provides step-by-step guidance on estimating: (a) the costs associated with damage to he...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Health

Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). July 2013
  • This document explores whether there is a statistical relationship between changes in climate variables such as temperature and precipitation and the frequency of intense natural disasters. The paper is structured as follows. Section II sets out a framework for analysis, based on the IPCC's disaster risk framework, focusing on the key idea that natural disaster risk is affected by hazards, exposure to those hazards, and vulnerability to their effects. Section III presents an overview of natural disaster data and trends globally, and in Asia and the Pacific. I...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Information and data, Risk management, Vulnerability

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