Archives de catégorie : 3. Thématiques

Using Small-Scale Adaptation Actions to Address the Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa: Going beyond Food Aid and Cash Transfers

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.

Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation: Agricultural Sector (UNEP)

This guidebook presents a selection of technologies for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. A set of 22 adaptation technologies are showcased. These are based primarily on the principles of agroecology, but also include scientific technologies of climate and biological sciences complemented by important sociological and institutional capacity building processes that are required for climate change to function.

The Governance of Adaptation: An international symposium

In March 2012 a two day conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on “The governance of adaptation”. Topics to be discussed include: the framing of adaptation problems and goals, modes of governance and available instruments, agency and leadership in adaptation governance, science-policy interaction and adaptation. You are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words on relevant issues before the 15th of October 2011. The purpose of the meeting is twofold: 1) to establish a network of researchers who are analyzing the efforts of both public and private actors to prepare for climate change, 2) to exchange insights on adaptation governance across the world and draw lessons in a coordinated way. We seek to bring together around 50 scholars, who will be selected after a review of abstract to be submitted to governanceofadaptation@ivm.vu.nl.

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Créer un statut aux migrants environnementaux n’est pas une …

Les migrants environnementaux n'ont toujours pas de statut à l’instar des Somaliens qui fuient la sécheresse en Corne d’Afrique. Pour François Gemenne, chercheur à l'Iddri, ces migrations climatiques doivent faire l'objet de coopération internationale et relèvent d'une stratégie d'adaptation.

International Support of Climate Change Policies in Developing Countries: Strategic, Moral and Fairness Aspects

sur le financement actuel de l'adaptation par la communauté internationale, la méfiance entre États développés et en développement dans les négociations internationales sur le climat, et des pistes pour restaurer cette confiance via un financement adéquat de l'adaptation

Adapting to Climate Change: Conserving Rice Biodiversity of the Apatani Tribe in North East India

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.

European cities and towns identify main climate and energy challenges

 Cities, towns and their associations and networks from 30 countries  have combined their experience to produce a summary paper of key issues regarding climate and energy: the 3 rd and Final European Local Government Positioning Paper.  The paper is a result of the concluding  LG Action project, which explores the challenges and needs facing local governments in the current climate and energy situation. It provides the third summarised overview of trends relevant to local governments (LGs) in Europe, based on input provided by representatives of European LGs and their networks  and associations in the EU-27 Member States, Croatia, Liechtenstein, and Norway. 

DRR-Building resilience through participation

This publication provides an overview of Plan’s child-centred disaster risk reduction work. It presents the results and recommendations of a five-year programme and should be essential reading for anyone concerned about reducing the impacts of disasters and particularly valuable for development and humanitarian practitioners, donors and policy makers. It includes a series of case studies illustrating how child-centred DRR supports the delivery of the Hyogo Framework’s Priorities for Action, as well as the realisation of children’s rights to education, health and participation within disaster risk contexts.