Climate Change Adaptation

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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...

Briefing Note

英国・グラスゴーで開催された国連気候変動枠組条約第26回締約国会議(COP26)は、1日延長の上無事に合意文書を採択し、閉会した。英国は議長国として、気候変動の影響に対して脆弱な国々の適応とレジリエンス強化を優先課題の一つとして位置づけ、適応に関連する様々なイニシアティブを立ち上げてきたが、本会合においても適応に関わる議題が多く議論された。成果文書である「グラスゴー気候合意(Glasgow Climate Pact)」においては、途上国が気候変動に対する適応能力を高め、レジリエンスの強化と脆弱性の低減を実現するために、資金、能力強化、技術移転を含む行動と支援の規模を拡大することの緊急性が強調された。本稿では、COP26およびパリ協定第3回締約国会合(CMA3...

Training or Learning Material

This short course on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is designed to help local officers in vulnerable countries to learn how to integrate NbS into policy/financing processes addressing various challenges, including climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. The course contains three lessons: Lesson 1 broadly introduces the concept of NbS...

Training or Learning Material

INAS showcases Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for policymakers, practitioners, and local communities. NbS are actions for effectively and adaptively addressing various societal issues through functions of nature to achieve societies in harmony with nature. NbS encompass ecosystem-based approaches and green infrastructure, which have been developed...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In SUREDIS

This Note discusses some of the unique characteristics of SIDS which put them at the crossroads of survival and reviews the challenges they have in facing climate change and what needs to be done to ensure they can face the future with confidence.