climate change adaptation News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action

    Transforming global warming concerns into behavioural changes On 27 February 2008, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in partnership with the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), will host a multi-stakeholder roundtable on Climate Change entitled 'Adapting to Climate Change in Europe – Options for EU Action'. The speakers at the event include Mr. ...


  • Bangladesh Uncovers the Crippling Cost of Climate Change Adaptation

    With a population of 140 million, Bangladesh is one of the world's most populated countries in the world. It is also one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Cyclones, floods and droughts have long been part of the country's history but they have intensified in recent years. As a result of the long exposure to these hazards, Bangladesh is a world leader in adaptation ...

  • Costs of adapting to climate change significantly under-estimated

    Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warn that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts. The real costs of adaptation are likely to be 2-3 times greater than estimates made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), say Professor Martin ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Research on Adaptation to Climate Change in the U.S. and Australia

    Coastal regions should take steps now to prepare for storm surges, fires, sea level rise, and other disruptions associated with global climate change and extreme weather events, according to new research by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Resilient ...


  • Europe must adapt to stay ahead of a changing climate

    As Europe’s climate warms, wine producers in Europe may need to change the type of grapes they cultivate or the location of vineyards, even moving production to other areas in some cases. This is just one example of how Europe’s economy and society need to adapt to climate change, as examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The ‘ ...

  • SciDev.Net Podcast: Climate change adaptation and more

    This month’s podcast considers how architecture and financial risk management figure in climate change adaptation. We also learn about Cuba’s scientific diaspora and the potential for transnational knowledge networks, and how astronomy and development can go hand in hand. We begin with a special focus on adaptation to climate change following the release of the UN Intergovernmental ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Women are `key drivers` in climate change adaptation

    Plans to protect ecosystems and help people adapt to climate change ― also known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) ― must involve vulnerable groups, including women and communities greatly hit by global warming if they are to succeed, according to scientists who met in Tanzania last month (21-23 March). Scientists and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Businesses See climate change adaptation as an opportunity

    New report surveys companies, offers practical solutions for climate resilience Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the ...

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