Short Term Technical Assistance

Since this activity is primarily demand-driven (i.e., it is based on Mission and other operating units’ needs) the IRG Team will start by assessing those needs through an online survey of Mission support needs in climate change, especially adaptation.  Mission support will include the provision of data and other information, guidance on vulnerability assessments (VAs), development of FAQs, peer assists and communities of practice and other mechanisms.  We will discuss the most efficient way of assessing these broader needs.   The results of our analysis will be presented to the AREFS COTR and used as the basis for further dialogue with individual Missions.- AREFS and the CCRD Task Order team members and relevant expertise of staff and consultants available to the two projects.   These will be matched to criteria such as climate change adaptation topic (e.g. water scarcity, gender, impacts on agricultural value chains, biodiversity, infrastructure, etc.) as well as sub-region and country/language experience.- A list of Asia regional and country level organizations (training, research, technical assistance, education) available to work with Missions on climate change adaptation.  This list will be updated periodically.- Climate change adaptation projects already underway that can be monitored and used as potential models (this is part of AREFS Task 2).

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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  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. 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 ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation in Developing Countries

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 10, 2012
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat has produced this book to highlight the concerns and needs of developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change. This book outlines the impact of climat...
  8. Emerging Issues for Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, other Governments and relevant United Nations, intergovernmental, non-governmental, regional and international organizations, indigenous and local communities, and the private sector were invited ...
  9. Bangkok Assessment Report on Climate Change 2009

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) recognizes that it has a responsibility to try to reduce the climate change problems threatening the living conditions of the people of Bangkok. Therefore,BMA in cooperation with UNEP has published thi...
  10. Biodiversity, Climate Change and Adaptation Nature-Based Solutions from the World Bank Portfolio

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    This paper is based on the most recent update of the World Bank biodiversity portfolio and summarizes the efforts of the World Bank Group (alternatively, WBG, the World Bank, or the Bank) over the past 20 years (1988–2008) to promote the conserv...