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  • Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

    Natural disasters — particularly tropical cyclones, tornadoes, storm surges and flooding — occur frequently in Bangladesh. With changing weather patterns, these disasters are predicted to become both more frequent and more intense. During the past century, over 400 tropical cyclones have struck Bangladesh's coast, causing widespread devastation and death. Earlier this year, Cyclone ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh

    Floating gardens, raised homes, and reflections from the field. WRI’s Aarjan Dixit recently attended the 5th Annual Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Conference in Bangladesh. As part of the conference, participants visited local communities to see ...

  • Farmers: strategies for adapting to climate change

    Climate change could have a significant influence on agriculture. However, the impacts will largely depend on how farms are managed to adapt to change. A recent study considers interactions between climate variability, farm management and the combined impact on productivity. It discusses how farms in different regions of Europe will have to change their farm management practices, such as ...

  • Social barriers to climate change adaptation

    Barriers to climate change adaptation are often considered to be ecological, economical, physical or technological. But a recent analysis argues that there are also significant social barriers. Ethics, knowledge, attitudes to risk and cultural values which hamper adaptation must be considered in decision-making processes, say the authors. It is undisputed that adapting to climate change will ...

  • Report – adapting farming to climate change

    Bringing together the latest science from research groups around Australia, the report includes chapters on each of Australia’s major agricultural sectors, with a focus on steps that can be taken to adjust to the ongoing changes in our climate. Speaking to the Farm Writers Association of NSW in Sydney today, co-editor of the report, CSIRO scientist Dr Mark Howden, said it was time for agriculture ...

  • Climate change in Quebec - adapting to the unknown

    A clear message emerges from the Quebec chapter of the Natural Resource Canada Report, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate; many of the inevitable impacts of climate change on the province are difficult to predict which makes adaptation strategies difficult to develop. According to the report all projected climate change scenarios for Quebec "remain tinged with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Finding finance for climate change adaptation

    Additional funding mechanisms are required to finance adaptation to climate change in developing countries, according to a new study. The study predicts how relationships between costs associated with adapting to and mitigating against climate change, and costs associated with damages caused by climate change, will progress over the next century. Even if policy measures designed to mitigate ...

  • Adapting crops and ‘natives’ to a changing climate

    CSIRO scientists are investigating the potentially damaging effects climate change will have on Australia’s agricultural crops and native plants as carbon dioxide concentrations, temperatures and rainfall patterns change. "We're facing an urgent need to develop new crop varieties for anticipated conditions in 20 to 50 years," said a team leader in the climate-ready cereals project at ...

  • Confusion Slows Adaptation to Climate Change

    Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner said a lack of coordinated and easy-to-use projections for climate change is making it hard for government and business leaders to adapt to the new reality. Ellen Schwartzel said businesses, governments and individuals need accurate forecasts of the changing climate if they are to figure out how to adapt to the coming changes. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Help pastoralists adapt to climate change

    Pastoralists in East Africa's arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) need to be empowered to adapt to, and survive, climate change, a report by a humanitarian organisation says. “Pastoralists across East Africa are starting to learn to live with the reality of climate change, adapting as they can to its impact,” Oxfam International says in a report launched on 18 August in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. ...


    By IRIN

  • Adapting to climate change - Impacts for business

    Changes in the Earth's climate system are already creating issues for how business operates. While the magnitude and frequency of climate impacts is uncertain, the consequences of some climate change impacts are now unavoidable. These include, water scarcity, disruption of international markets, increased frequency of extreme weather events, and potential mass migration of people. According to ...

  • European farmers - adapting to climate change

    A changing climate will significantly affect the future of the agricultural sector in Europe. A new report shows that management practices are important factors in reducing the impacts of a changing climate. Researchers compared climate data with farm performance data1 across the EU152, also taking into account policy, land use, size and intensity of farming, in order to investigate the effects ...

  • Adaptation to climate change - not just a public policy issue

    Climate change is no longer an issue for governments to resolve alone.  The private sector can play a valuable role in advising on what policies would encourage action by business, according to a new study by PwC. The study, Business leadership on climate change and adaptation, was launched to coincide with the Global Business Day at the recent UN Climate Summit in Cancun, presents ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Climate change: act and adapt` at Green Week 2009

    2009 will be a critical year in the battle against climate change, with negotiations on a global agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol due to conclude at the Copenhagen climate conference in December. Against this backdrop, the EU is using Green Week — the largest annual conference on European environment policy — to turn the spotlight on the multi-faceted challenges of climate change. Starting ...

  • EPA releases agency plans for adapting to a changing climate

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public review and comment. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order on Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change announced today, the Implementation Plans provide detailed information about the actions EPA plans to take ...

  • Engaging the private sector in climate change adaptation

    Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), along with Aron Cramer, President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), today announced a joint initiative to help companies protect their businesses and assets from the impacts of climate change. The two-year research initiative, entitled Mobilizing Private Sector Investment in Adaptation to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Comparing climate change adaptation strategies across Europe

    Despite efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, some degree of climate change is inevitable. A European report compares National Adaptation Strategies (NASs) across Europe. It highlights the need for countries to work together and share knowledge and provides insight for future policy. The EU's Climate Change Adaptation White paper suggests that adaptation measures need to be implemented at ...

  • Climate change adaptation reshaping U.S. Military

    The U.S. Department of Defense has released a comprehemsive Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap that details the Department's plan for managing the effects of climate change on its operations and infrastructure in both the short and long ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Turkey floods highlight need for climate change adaptation

    Recent flooding in parts of Turkey has underscored the need to focus on ecologically-sound flood management practices to shield urban areas from extreme weather events, particularly those caused by climate change. “The presence of deadly floods right in the heart of Istanbul first of all points at the insufficient infrastructure of the city,” said Dr. Filiz Demirayak, the CEO of WWF-Turkey. ...


    By WWF International

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