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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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia Addressing Vulnerabilities to Glacier Melt Impacts

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Asia Bureau, with support from the Global Health Bureau, conducted a series of stakeholder and expert dialogues in 2009 with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar...
  6. Forest Resilience, Biodiversity, and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    A synthesis of the biodiversity/resilience/stability relationship in forest ecosystems.
  7. Adaptating to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Focus of this presentation is on agricultural adaptataion to climate change in districts in southeast Sri Lanka
  8. Integrating environment and development in Viet Nam Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Improved integration of environment and development objectives is best informed by knowledge of what has already worked well in Viet Nam over many years, so that it can be scaled up. It should also be informed by what currently constrains integrat...
  9. Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Policy Options for Adaptation: The Case of Vietnam

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    IFPRI Discussion Paper 01015Vietnam is likely to be among the countries hardest hit by climate change, mainly through rising sea levels and changes in rainfall and temperatures. Agriculture can be extensively affected by climate change, and design...
  10. Watershed Management Approaches, Policies, and Operations: Lessons for Scaling Up

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    After three decades of experience of watershed management, it is timely to take stock of what has been learned and to draw out pointers that can help define future development paths. This reporthas therefore been prepared as a contribution to a pr...

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