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In UNFCCC: Action on the ground: A synthesis of activities in the areas of education, training and awareness-raising for adaptation
The most important challenge in achieving holistic capacity-building in the developing Asia-Pacific region is the inadequacy of information on: The roles of different stakeholders in adaptation planning and implementation; the existing capacities and needs of different stakeholders; and lack of stock-taking exercise on key outcomes of earlier...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives
Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climatic and non-climatic vagaries in the Southeast Asia. Annual river floods along the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers are more common during monsoon season and are the most important developmental concerns in the region. Cambodia has put in place the National Committee for Disaster Management that...
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In Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change and main-streaming climate change adaptation considerations at the sectoral level is paramount. The current available climate projections are not sufficient to take decisive actions on the ground. Hence, a framework is required for mainstreaming adaptation concerns at sectoral...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives
Adaptation is a priority agenda for many developing and vulnerable countries in the world. Adaptation requires substantive resources in terms of financial and human resource capacity. While most of adaptation actions can be planned and implemented at the national level using national resources, there still is a large gap between needs and available...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and International Development: Making Development Cooperation More Effective
The objective of Chapter 3 was to present cases from Africa that highlight the local adaptation initiatives in the backdrop of the uniqueness of Africa in terms of its geographical, social, economic, and climate change impacts. This chapter has brought together an useful mixture of case studies of experiences and lessons learned on a variety of...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
Consumption of agricultural and forest products is one of many factors driving global deforestation, one of the major environmental problems of our time. Consumption patterns are associated with the loss of natural forests in the tropics. This chapter explores the relationships between consumption and demand, production, and policy options for SCP...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter is based on the premise that the way energy is used today is not sustainable and the transition to harnessing low carbon energy sources should be coupled with efficient use as well as consuming less. While the focus here is mostly on top-down policies, their success lies heavily on the participation and adoption of consumers. - Putting...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter seeks to present how a rapidly urbanizing Asia can consume more sustainably through low carbon lifestyles and practices, particularly in two of the most carbon-intensive sectors: buildings and transport. In doing so, key stakeholders in the buildings and transport sectors must recognize and work towards removing the barriers on the...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter aims to demonstrate the potential roles of regional cooperation in promoting SCP in the Asia-Pacific region, from a wider perspective including provision of consumption opportunities for everybody, in particular the poor. Three case studies based on IGES quantitative research are presented to test the key hypothesis of the chapter that...