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  1. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: A Biodiversity Synthesis

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment set out to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contri...
  2. Climate Adaptation in Asia: Knowledge Gaps and Research Issues in South Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    This report presents South Asia-wide review of climate change adaptation research, intended to identify present knowledge, gaps on adaptation and application including the practice of research. Unlike the case of China, which is one nation, South ...
  3. The Probable Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty and Economic Growth and the Options of Coping with Adverse Effect of Climate Change in Bangladesh

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    The General Economics Division (GED) of the Planning Commission initiated Policy Studies relating to MDGs under its UNDP assisted project 'Support to Monitoring RS and MDGs in Bangladesh'. Policy studies were felt necessary to support informed and...
  4. Assessing the Economic Impact of Climate Change: National Case studies

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    This study represents one of the first attempts within the Macedonian context to quantify the likely impacts of climate change in economic terms. It analyses how the following areas willbe affected by climate change impacts – electricity consump...
  5. Study of potential social and gender impacts of small and micro HPP on local communities of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    The UNDP-GEF Country Development Strategy (CDS) for 2009-2011 identified environmental security and poverty reduction as the priority areas for the development of Kyrgyzstan. An important goal set under this strategy is to create basic conditions ...
  6. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    The climate is changing and Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is already experiencing the consequences: increasing variability, warmer temperatures, changing hydrology, and more extremes—droughts, floods,heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. Wit...
  7. Environment and Security: Transforming Risks into Cooperation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
     This assessment has been produced upon the request the countries of the Ferghana Valley - Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and has widely benefitted from their inputs.  It shows how the environment and security initiative has helpe...
  8. The Glaciers of Central Asia: A Disappearing Resource

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    Central Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. An arid climate, combined with a history of environmental mismanagement and limited climate-related disaster risk mitigation strategies, have created a region that is ...
  9. We know what we need: South Asian women speak out on climate change adaptation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    There is little evidence of specific efforts to target women in adaptation activities funded as part of bilateral and multilateral programmes. Moreover, despite their disproportionate burden, the voices of poor women are seldom heard in UN negotia...
  10. Climate Change and Tourism in Fiji: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    This 2004 report is the result of several surveys undertaken to assess Fiji's vulnerability to climate change impacts in its leading tourism sector, including analysis of climate change threats and mitigation as well as adaptation responses and ...

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