climate change adaptation Articles

  • Adapting to climate change

    This assessment addresses climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation (1). Global climate observations, science and physical impacts as well as mitigation — the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — are covered in separate analyses (2). To achieve the EU's objective of limiting the global temperature increase to 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, global GHG emissions need ...

  • Climate change, adaptation and water

    Impacts of climate change Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by anthropogenic climate changes. The socio-economic impacts of climate change are significant: between 2000 and 2006, the frequency of disaster from extreme climate events worldwide increased by 187 per cent as compared with the previous decade, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Regional climate change and adaptation

    Spanning the centre of continental Europe, the Alps play a crucial role in accumulating and supplying water to the continent. Recognised as the 'water towers of Europe', the mountains host most of the headwaters of the rivers Danube, Rhine, Po and Rhone; as such, they deliver vital ecosystem services both within and beyond the region, underpinning social and economic wellbeing in vast lowland ...

  • `Adapting to a changing climate` - The Adaptation Forum video documentary

    The documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world. It is translated into nine languages, including the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English French, Russian, and Spanish) as well as Portuguese, Bengali and Hindi. This 20-minute documentary highlights the growing recognition of the need ...

  • Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe

    Climate change threatens to compromise transport services that are indispensable for Europe's economy and society Transport remains a critical support system for the smooth functioning of our societies and economies. It facilitates accessibility of services that are vital for business and for the quality of life of citizens. It also enables economic growth and job creation. Gradual ...

  • Growing efforts in climate change adaptation

    Though some US municipalities are beginning to address it, climate change adaptation or how an entity will cope with the likely incremental increases in temperatures and precipitation (both greater rainfall and droughts) is not discussed much in board meetings or other strategic sessions. The trends are real and no longer something that can be delayed to a future generation. A recent Weather ...


  • Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe

    Climate change — the risk to cities and Europe Climate change is happening, projected to continue and poses serious challenges for cities. Extreme weather events resulting in hazards such as heatwaves, floods and droughts are expected to happen more frequently in many parts of Europe. The impacts are stark: flooding can damage or wash away homes, businesses and ...

  • Agricultural adaptation to climate change in the news

    Canadian researchers and policy makers dealing with climate change adaptation in the agriculture field frequently point to an apparent lack of interest from producers when the topic is raised. This attitude may be the result of several conditions, including the fact that adaptation, as a term, is poorly understood and rarely recognised and that adaptation strategies are not separable in practice ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate change and water adaptation issues

    The report reviews the challenges facing Europe to adapt to the impacts of climate change on water resources. Water is a critical sector for people's lives and the economy. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were stabilised today, increases in temperature and the associated impacts, including those on water availability and flooding, will continue for many decades to come. Using a policy ...

  • Highlights on Energy Security for Climate Change Adaptation

    This is a highlight paper to move ahead on identifying linkages of renewable energy for climate change adaptation process. It is the continuation on the effort, which was made earlier through the publication "Climate Change and Local Impacts-Synergy Between Adaptation and Renewable Energy Development for Nepal". It starts with general understanding that- Energy is the vital tool, ...

  • Adapting to climate change: the private sector’s role

    Adapting to the impacts of climate change—like heat waves, increased floods, and natural disasters—is an enormous challenge. It’s also one that comes with an enormous price tag. Although it’s difficult to calculate the extent of the costs, the World Bank ...

  • Integrating water with climate change adaptation plans

    This policy brief, published by the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, argues that water resource management should not be overlooked in plans for climate change adaptation in Africa. Africa is vulnerable to climate change impacts which ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A review of Australian institutions for riparian adaptation to climate change

    Australia represents a global proving ground for effective riparian climate change adaptation due to its scale and diversity, extreme variation in runoff and degrees of aridity. An array of autonomous riparian zone (RZ) management adaptations have emerged in Australia that have captivated the international community but have yet to be effectively delivered. This paper reviews government ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Freshwater, climate change and adaptation in the Ganges River Basin

    Climate change is one of the drivers of change in the Ganges River Basin, together with population growth, economic development and water management practices. These changing circumstances have a significant impact on key social and economic sectors of the basin, largely through changes in water quantity, quality and timing of availability. This paper evaluates the impact of water on changing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adapting to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region

    The first step has now been taken towards a common climate change adaptation strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The large-scale EU project Baltadapt, where SMHI is one of the partners, is mainly focused on how the sea and coastal areas can be adapted to a change in climate. A warmer climate with more precipitation and a rise in sea level will affect the ecosystem and increase risks ...

  • Water Loss management will be critical to climate change adaptation

    Water loss management is one of the most important issues facing water suppliers around the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have made poverty alleviation and access to safe drinking water a political priority. Targets on providing safe drinking water as a basic human right aim to ensure everyone can access a safe water supply. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of the most ...

  • Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change: a critical policy challenge

    What do you do when extended droughts make your family’s traditional farming vocation harder and harder to sustain? Or when your town’s water supply is no longer sufficient for people to draw water from their wells, forcing them to buy water from private suppliers? Or when the weakening agricultural economy leads families to pull their children out of school to do household chores, as ...

  • Is Adaptation Short-Changed? The Imbalance in Climate Finance Commitments

    One of the biggest successes from 2009’s COP 15 conference was securing funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. Donor nations agreed to “provide new and additional resources […] approaching $30 billion for the period 2010–2012, with balanced allocation between adaptation and mitigation.” They also committed to mobilize $100 ...

  • On climate change adaptation, put local communities first

    How can we make climate change adaptation measures more effective? I recently traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to discuss ways to address that very question. I took part in the 7th annual Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA7), hosted by the International Institute for ...

  • Overview of climate change adaptation platforms in Europe

    The landscape for web-based adaptation platforms in Europe As adaptation policy progresses in Europe, it is increasingly important that people have access to relevant and high-quality information. This information can be used to support the development and implementation of national and transnational adaptation strategies and plans as well as the implementation of the EU Adaptation ...

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