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New Report Aims to Help Adaptation in Africa

The Stockholm Environmental Institute has recently released a report prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation titled Climate Change and Adaptation in African Agriculture.The report and associated policy briefing urge the effective use of climate science to improve adaptation efforts in African agriculture. The report’s main recommendations include: improve access to historical climate data; strengthen skills for […]

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Nigeria to Face Climate Change Head On

The Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Baba Gana Kingibe, has said that Nigeria will take anticipatory measures towards averting climatic disasters that have recently ravaged other lands. Kingibe gave the commitment as the Nigerian Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology expressed concern that the country could lose billions of dollars from the diversion […]

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Community Vulnerability Assessment of Taber, Alberta

The Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative recently completed their study of the community of Taber, Alberta.The Institutional Adaptations to Climate Change SSHRC MCRI Project – Report on Community Vulnerability Assessment of Taber, Alberta report presents findings for one of the objectives of the Institutional Adaptation to Climate Change project. It examines the characteristics (location, history, economic […]

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Youth Travels the World to Collect Stories of Adaptation

24 year old Juan Hoffmaister set off in July 2007, with support from the Watson Foundation, to gather success stories of adaptation throughout the developing world.Now 10 months into his year-long exploration he says he has instead been gathering “survival stories”. His project has or will take him to Fiji, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Maldives, and […]

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New Report Highlights the Business Case for Adaptation

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change has just released a new report “Adapting to Climate Change: A Business Approach”.The report was authored by Frances J. Sussman, Senior Economist with ICF International, and J. Randall Freed, Senior Vice President of ICF International. The report highlights that although many businesses are taking some climate change impacts […]

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AIACC Program Aims to Help Developing Countries with Adaptation

The Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC) program is a global initiative developed in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Environment Programme/World Meteorological Organization and is funded by the Global Environment Facility. By funding collaborative research, training and technical support, AIACC aims to enhance the scientific […]

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Climate Scientist Speaks to the Need for Adaptation

Dr. Paul Kovacs, Executive Director for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, speaking to the Toronto Star from the Climate Change Adaptation summit hosted by the Ontario Government recently spoke of the need for adaptation. “All of the good things that we are trying to do with respect to reducing our emissions will matter going […]

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Review of “Adaptation to Climate Change: Where do we go from Bali?”

Review of article by Sven Harmeling published in Tiempo Climate Newswatch, March 2008. In this commentary, Sven Harmeling of Germanwatch proposes a number of ways to move discussions forward on adaptation issues following the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali in December 2007. He considers the role that the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term […]

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