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  1. Reducing Climate Change-Induced Risks andVulnerabilities From Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 3, 2012
    The most significant impact of climate change in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures. The risk of potential disasters inflicted by Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GL...
  2. Climate Variability and Climate Change: Implications for Chronic Poverty

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 3, 2012
    by Lucy ScottOverseas Development Institute, 2008This paper follows the principles of the ‘bottom-up’ approach to adaptation. It believes that one of the starting points for adaptation to climate change should be the present. The focus should ...
  3. Initial National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 3, 2012
    October, 2000The National Communication comprises, the National Circumstances; Greenhouse Gas Inventory;Impacts and Vulnerability; Mitigation Options and Adaptation Responses; Policies and Measures;Education, Training and Awareness Programmes; Con...
    Attached File: sri lanka natcomm1.pdf
  4. Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Through Coastal Afforestation in Bangladesh (CBACC-CF PROJECT

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 3, 2012
    Vulnerability in Bangladesh is worsened due to the high dependence of a majority of the population on climate-sensitive sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Compounding these vulnerabilities, Bangladesh is challenged with weak inf...
  5. Pakistan’s Initial National Communication on Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    From 2003The Government of Pakistan's Initial National Communication to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) describes the endeavours of Pakistan to overcome the challenges being posed by climate change. It also outlines the pl...
    Attached File: pakistan nat comm1.pdf
  6. Biodiversity and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 2007The rich variety of life on Earth has always had to deal with a changing climate. The need to adapt to new patterns of temperature and rainfall has been a major influence on evolutionary chang...
  7. Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem‐based Approaches to Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    Global warming and changes in climate have already had observed impacts on natural ecosystems and species. Natural systems such as wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, cloud forests, Arctic and high latitude ecosystems are especially vulnerable to cl...
  8. Competitive Cities and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    Cities are part of the climate change problem, but they are also a key part of the solution. This report offers a comprehensive analysis of how cities and metropolitan regions can change the way we think about responding to climate change. Cities ...
  9. Nepal- Initial National Communication to the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    From 2004, document reflects the decisions and findings of the National Committee on Climate Change under the direction of the Ministry of Population and the Environment, which is the national focal point for climate change activities.
    Attached File: nepal nat comm1.pdf
  10. Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems Challenges and Opportunities

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    Ecosystems in the land-ocean interface are gaining increased attention for the carbon they store in biomass and especially sediments. This makes them potential sources of significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if disturbed, but also valuable f...