Climate Change Adaptation

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Conference Proceeding
Mohd Noor

Since the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2021, global society, including Asian countries, has entered the phase of how to implement a long-term transition roadmap to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Given vital needs for the development in many Asian countries, a...

Fact Sheet

It has been more than a decade since the “NAP process” was established as part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework in 2010. However, there are few surveys providing an overview of the status of adaptation planning focusing in the Asia-Pacific. This factsheet provides an overview of adaptation plan documents submitted to the UNFCCC by Asia-Pacific...

Conference Proceeding
Understanding and Addressing Systemic Risks Behind the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Japan and India: Developing a Roadmap for a Resilient and Sustainable Future
Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati (IIT-T)

These proceedings pertain to the JSPS-ICSSR seminar entitled ‘Understanding and Addressing Systemic Risks Behind the Socio-economic Impacts of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Japan and India: Developing a Roadmap for a Resilient and Sustainable Future’. Led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Indian Institute...

Book Chapter
In The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GAR 2022)
T. Goto, H. Sakai, A. Dewi, S. Jayasinghe, S. Basnayake, R.D. Kartiko, N.M.S.I. Arambepola

[Please refer to Page 74 in GAR2022 where this work is cited. The full paper will be online soon at the same website as GAR2022]

The rapidly changing socio-economic landscape of the Southeast Asian countries is an important driver for systemic risks such as climate change and hydro-geological disasters.  Global processes such as the SFDRR, the...

Conference Proceeding

Coastal communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change on the ocean, including depleted marine ecosystems, sea-level rise, and coastal hazards such as storm surges. These climate changerelated impacts have been experienced by Guimaras, a small island province located in Western Visayas, Philippines. IGES and PEMSEA...

Commissioned Report

The oceans have been warming globally for the past 50 years, and since the early 1990s they have been warming about twice as fast as before that time. Ocean warming and associated environmental changes are projected to continue over the century, leading to more severe extreme weather events and an increased risk of coastal disasters such as storm...

Training or Learning Material

The aim of this e-learning course is to learn how the climate projection tool “ClimoCast” can be used in the NAP process. The tool covers all countries around the world, and allows users to compare different climate scenarios and models, as well as downscale the results to the sub-national level, which is very useful for adaptation planning. The...

Conference Proceeding

The international workshop “Building Resilience to the Risk of Compound and Cascading Disasters in the Context of Climate Change: Launch of the New e-learning Course on AP-PLAT” was held online on 21 January 2022, organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and co-organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)...

Training or Learning Material

As climate change will lead to more severe and frequent weather-related hazards, the need to deal with compound and cascading disasters has become an emerging issue. The e-learning course “Building resilience to compound and cascading disaster risks” under AP-PLAT capacity development programs objects for the local/national government officers to...

Training or Learning Material

The Joint Message on the Synergy between Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction by the Japanese government calls for integrated approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in this era of climate crisis. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also a growing need to address cascading and compound effects of...