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NABARD Consultation Meeting

This presentation introduces the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment Index (VCAI) developed for NABARD as a national implementation entity for implementing Adaptation Fund projects. The presentation takes the participants through the concept of vulnerability, literature related to related assessments and tools and distills necessary design...

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Keio University Seminar Course

This lecture along with a class exercise was designed to introduce the Seminar students to the intricacies involved in adaptation decision making at global and local scales and to come up with an architecture of solutions for a given scenario in the future. The session starts with a lecture followed by group discussion by students to derive an...

Commissioned Report

Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an important developmental issue for all countries. The adaptation finances are on continuous rise, both from the global and national sources, and it is essential that the agencies engaged in planning and execution of adaptation projects and programs have a set of tools made available to them to help with...

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International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change. Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice.

Dr SVRK Prabhakar, whose works have focused on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, said people often forget insurance is a post disaster recovery tool because of the overwhelming focus on the relief activities. The panel highlighted the need to broaden the definition of insurance, looking beyond formal insurance to nontraditional...

Conference Paper
57th Autumn Conference of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan

In this study, we investigated trends in the use of remote sensing (RS) to address some major global environmental issues to see if it is being increasingly or decreasingly used to address each issue. We considered several land, water, air, and integrated Earth system issues. Of the 12 environmental issues we considered, there was an increasing...

Working Paper
IGES Working Paper

Water and sanitation play an important role in the sustainable development and are central to all activities of human beings and for the health of the natural ecosystems. For the past several decades, water and sanitation, especially water sector, have been subjected to two kinds of pressures i.e. developmental pressure and climate change related...

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Improving land-use for integrated climate actions: An approach taken at the local level in the Philippines

Adaptation Forum (1-3 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
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Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014, 1-3 October 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Insurance thus far has not gained its deserving attention as an effective post-disaster recovery tool though the actual role of insurance is always after the disaster. Several bottlenecks that hinder the efficiency and efficacy of insurance for long-term recovery are discussed including improper insurance price signals, contract design aspects and...

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Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014, 1-3 October 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Non-economic loss and damage have not been uniformly and sufficiently reported in various international and national disaster databases. There are challenges such as difficulty in estimating loss and damage and incorporating them in risk reduction decision making. The APN project aims to prioritize important non-economic loss and damage and...

Presentation
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014,
Author:
Ainun Nishat, BRAC University

The entire coastal belt of Bangladesh was already suffering from salinisation, caused by development and worsened by climate change. It used to be a freshwater ecosystem three or four decades ago but we had a lot of development work in the upstream area, and freshwater was reduced or supply was stopped. Salinity went up - then came sea-level rise...