The countries Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti are facing the worst food crisis of the 21st century as a result of devastating droughts. The crisis is causing starvation and leading to a lack of access to clean water and sanitation for over 12 million people. Not only are the direct drought effects endured now by the population, but they have weakened response capacity and created diminished prospects of ever achieving future water and food security.
Recent observations in the Arctic have identified large ongoing changes and important climate feedback mechanisms that multiply the effects of global-scale climate changes. Ice is especially important in these “Arctic amplification” processes, which also involve the ocean, the atmosphere, and the land surface (vegetation, soils, and water). As discussed in this report, paleoclimate data show that land and sea ice have grown with cooling temperatures and have shrunk with warming ones, amplifying temperature changes while causing and
responding to ecosystem shifts and sea-level changes.
sur la relation entre les politiques de développement et l'adaptation aux changements climatiques, illustrée pour le Mozambique
Owing to its highly diverse physiographic and agro-climatic landscapes, and sustained immigration over a millennium, the North Eastern part of India is one of the richest rice biodiversity regions of the world. With the migrants from the West bringing indica varieties and those from the East japonica varieties, the cumulative outcome is a combination of both these
genetic strains, many developed exclusively by specific tribes.
These proceedings of the 2011 AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium have been assembled to share the wealth of research, experiences, and co-constructed knowledge that emerged from the three-day, bilingual symposium with the wider climate and development community.
sur l'adaptation de petits exploitants agricoles en Namibie
n the mountains and valleys of Tajikistan, a landlocked country in central Asia, poor and marginalised communities are struggling to cope with the impacts of climate change.
Unseasonal rains, rising temperatures and climate extremes are hitting poor people hardest, and eroding their livelihoods.
As part of an ongoing climate change campaign, Oxfam conducted research into how the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) funds have been allocated in Tajikistan, linking to a global initiative intended to hold to account those organisations mandated to manage climate investment funds.
The regional conference is being organised with the aim to gather feedback from among the project partner, experts and other stakeholders on the findings of this report including deliberating on learning from four South Asian countries regarding the issues about climate change, food insecurity, and associated poverty.
The fellowships are offered as part of the Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) between the Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK government. The CSRP aims are to improve the understanding and prediction of African climate on monthly, seasonal and decadal timescales and to strengthen climate science capacity in Africa.
The Call for Applications is extended to climate researchers and applied climate scientists/practitioners working in the field of African climate variability and change. Applicants must be resident nationals of an African country and the fellowship must be hosted at an African institute.