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8th International Conference of NAPSIPAG 2011
The ongoing negotiations for the future climate regime have clearly indicated the need for both the developed and developing countries to work together in enhancing the adaptation to climate change. While much of the climate change adaptation debate has long been focused on the developing countries, little emphasis has been made on the need for...
8th International Conference of NAPSIPAG 2011
It has been widely regarded that policies and institutions that are adaptive in nature are better able to deal with the dynamic issues such as environmental degradation and climate change adaptation. However, verifying the veracity of this hypothesis is difficult often due to absence of long experience in climate change adaptation in most countries...
National Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation
The post-2012 climate regime is expected to provide impetus to climate risk reduction, moving forward from mitigation only approach it has taken so far. Several proposals have already been submitted by Parties to the Convention on how best such risk reduction can be obtained under the Convention. However, most of these proposals seem to miss the...
International Conference on Adaptation to Climate Change and Food Security in West Asia and North Africa
The West Asia and North African (WANA) countries are projected to undergo a range of climate change impacts that can put even greater pressure on the already over utilized water and land resources in the region calling for an urgent intervention for climate change risk reduction in these countries. Though WANA appears to be a rich region from the...
Restoring Agriculture and Food Sector Aftermath of Great Tohoku Disaster: Implications for the Resilience of Japan
Prof. Hari Srinivas
The Great Tohoku Earthquake that occurred on 11th March 2011 is the most powerful earthquake in the known history of Japan. A chain of events unfolded after the earthquake that included a tsunami of historical magnitude that damaged critical infrastructure such as nuclear power plants located in Fukushima leading to release of unknown quantities of...
Book Chapter
In Crop Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate change poses a serious threat to developmental aspirations of most countries in Southeast Asia. The historical observations indicated general warming over the entire region with variations in the degree of warming and localized impacts. The Mekong River basin, which is the largest basin in the region that provides livelihoods for millions...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers Series G
K. Yasuhara
S. Herath
Ongoing international negotiations are putting greater emphasis on the need for greater cooperation between developed and developing countries as well as among developing countries in order to promote climate change adaptation at all institutional levels. The pace at which adaptation is being implemented however does not meet the demands of climate...
Non Peer-reviewed Article


Internal presentation to the Disaster Management Project Team of IGES
This thought notes talks about measures required to kick-start the agriculture in the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima related radiation release affected areas with special emphasis on radiation safety while considering the other forms of damages such as salinity and physical damage to the agriculture infrastructure. The strategy is in essence...

Adaptive Policies and Measuring Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Institutional Processes: Some Experiences from Japan

Adaptive Policies and Measuring Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Institutional Processes: IGES Consultation Meeting
S. Hayashi
I. Tsurita