climate change project Articles

  • World Bank and UN launch new Climate Finance Options

    Cancun Summit hosted the launch of Climate Finance Options to help developing countries access climate funding. The World Bank and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday launched new Climate Finance Options on a new website to make it easier for developing countries to access the myriad of grants, funds and loans intended to support climate change projects. The announcement of the new ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Clean Development Mechanism Projects

    What are Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects? The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is an element of the Kyoto Protocol that generates Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from eligible climate change projects in developing countries. CERs are valuable assets and can be used in compliance markets such as the EU ETS, or in national ...


    By Sphera

  • Terrestrial biosphere carbon storage under alternative climate projections

    Abstract This study investigates commonalities and differences in projected land biosphere carbon storage among climate change projections derived from one emission scenario by five different general circulation models (GCMs). Carbon storage is studied using a global biogeochemical process model of vegetation and soil that includes dynamic treatment of changes in vegetation composition, a ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Vernal Pool Ecosystems and Endemic Branchiopods

    This study evaluated the hydrologic sensitivity of vernal pool ecosystems in the Central Valley of California to climatic changes projected for 2100. A vernal pool water-balance model was used to evaluate rain-fed vernal pools at four locations under future conditions projected by two contrasting global climate models. The potential for change in the duration of continuous inundation, frequency ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Hydrological response of the Ötztal glacierized catchments to climate change

    This paper investigates the hydrological response of glacierized headwater catchments to future climate change in the Ötztal Alps, Austria. To this end, two conceptual hydrological models, HBV (Hydrologiska Byråns Vattenbalansavdelning) and HQsim, are applied for the simulation of future daily discharge in three (nested) catchments with varying degrees of glaciation. The models are forced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate change and watershed mercury export: A multiple projection and model analysis

    Future shifts in climatic conditions may impact watershed mercury (Hg) dynamics and transport. We apply an ensemble of watershed models to simulate and evaluate the responses of hydrological and total Hg (HgT) fluxes from the landscape to the watershed outlet and in‐stream HgT concentrations to two contrasting climate change projections for a watershed in the southeastern Coastal Plain of the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effect of increasing bromide concentration on toxicity in treated drinking water

    Research is increasingly indicating the potential chronic health effects of brominated disinfection by-products (DBPs). This is likely to increase with elevated bromide concentrations resulting from the impacts of climate change, projected to include extended periods of drought and the sudden onset of water quality changes. This will demand more rigorous monitoring throughout distribution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The future of European floodplain wetlands under a changing climate

    In the future, climate change may severely alter flood patterns over large regional scales. Consequently, besides other anthropogenic factors, climate change represents a potential threat to river ecosystems. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of climate change on floodplain inundation for important floodplain wetlands in Europe and to place these results in an ecological context. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vulnerability of Mexico City's water supply sources in the context of climate change

    In the context of growing urbanization and climate change, the issue of how to best secure and increase future water supply in developing countries is key. To support informed decision-making in Mexico City, a comprehensive study was conducted to assess the potential effects of climate change and the vulnerability of water sources. The infrastructural, environmental and administrative factors ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public financing instruments to leverage private capital for climate-relevant investment: Focus on multilateral agencies

    As private sector investment flows within and into developing countries rapidly increase, the public sector has a unique opportunity to ensure that these flows are directed to meet critical climate change investment needs. This paper informs the use of public funds to leverage private sector investment in climate-relevant projects. It focuses on the public sector’s use of financing ...

  • Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012

    This European Environment Agency (EEA) report presents information on past and projected climate change and related impacts in Europe, based on a range of indicators. The report also assesses the vulnerability of society, human health and ecosystems in Europe and identifies those regions in Europe most at risk from climate change. Furthermore, the report discusses the principle sources of ...

  • Climate Change 2014; Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) - The Synthesis Report (SYR) Longer Report

    The Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, emphasizing new results since the publication of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4). The SYR synthesizes the main findings of the AR5 (IPCC) based on contributions from Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis), Working Group ...

  • Climate Change Scenarios for Adaptation

    In a previous post we detailed some of the main challenges that climate change adaptation projects are facing. In this second post, we want to delve into seven technical aspects that seem fundamental to us when using climate change projections and scenarios for climate resilience ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Adaptive capacity and regional water governance in north-western Germany

    Successful adaptation to climate change requires flexible adaptation strategies which consider regional ecological, economic and social circumstances. Coastal zones are considered to be significantly vulnerable to climate change impacts. The projected impacts of climate change in the metropolitan region of Bremen–Oldenburg, Germany (a coastal area), are, for example, rising sea level, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • El Niño- or La Niña-like climate change?

    The potential for the mean climate of the tropical Pacific to shift to more El Niño-like conditions as a result of human induced climate change is subject to a considerable degree of uncertainty. The complexity of the feedback processes, the wide range of responses of different atmosphere–ocean global circulation models (AOGCMs) and difficulties with model simulation of present day El Niño ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Climate change adaptation in rural India: A green infrastructure approach

    Water is a scarce resource in India, especially in the state of Maharashtra, where most rainfall is limited to the monsoon season from June through September. The Government of India has long promoted a Participatory Watershed Development (PWD) approach to deal with this scarcity, focusing on technical and social interventions to ...

  • Climate change policies in Europe: national plans, EU policies, and the international context

    Climate change policies in Europe can be characterised by two broad, though certainly not universal, consensuses. The first is that climate change is a serious problem. The second is that we should not do anything serious about it. This paper examines the characteristics of, and pressures on, each of these two consensuses, and explores where the obvious tension that is embodied in them may lead. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Deltaplan revisited: changing perspectives in the Netherlands' flood risk reduction philosophy

    This paper focuses on the recently changed perspectives in the Netherlands' risk reduction philosophy, aimed at protecting a densely populated delta at a lasting high safety level throughout this century while addressing the impacts of climate change and socio-economic developments. The changed perspectives reflect a shift from policy development and implementation following a disaster ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EC announces support for better climate change data

    The European Commission (EC) calls for better science-based climate change information and understanding to be developed, reports Envido.The EC has announced its backing for a new climate change framework to improve the scientific accuracy of climate forecasts and modeling. In the run-up to the Copenhagen Conference, the Global Framework for Climate Services is designed to develop better ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Climate risk case study : Bulleh Shah paper mills - packages, Ltd. Kasur, Pakistan

    This report assesses the risks posed by climate change to International Finance Corporation's(IFC's) investment in packages' new Bulleh Shah Paper Mills (BSPM) at Kasur, Pakistan, and identifies potential adaptation (risk management) measures that can be used to 'climate-proof' the investment. A number of conclusions can now be drawn regarding climate risks at BSPM. Packages Limited is Pakistan's ...


    By IWA Publishing

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