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).

Search Results

  1. Case Study: The Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    This case study has been prepared as part of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance project entitled the National Climate Finance Institutions Support Programme (NCFISP). This Project is funde...
    Attached File: Indonesia-icctf.pdf
  2. Strengthening the Philippines’ Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    In compliance with the UN General Assembly Resolution on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Government of the Philippines (GOP) launched the MDGs in 2000 and formally committed to achieve these goals by 2015. By 2007, a mid-term progress...
  3. Business Risk Assessment and Management of Climate Change Impacts

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    It has taken more than a century for humankind’s carbon emissions to take us to this tipping point. All indications point to the likelihood that dealing with climate change will be a trans-generational challenge. It is likely these impacts will ...
    Attached File: BPI_BRAM_CC-Phil.pdf
  4. Climate Change Adaptation Phase 1

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 28, 2012
    The proposed project, which is envisaged as the first phase of a long-term adaptation program by the Government of the Philippines, is expected to have the following four building blocks:• Improve coordination of adaptation policy by DENR;• Im...
  5. Climate change impacts and responses in the Philippines: water resources

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 28, 2012
    The Philippines, like many of the world’s poor countries, will be among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of its limited resources. As shown by previous studies, occurrences of extreme climatic events like droughts and...
  6. Disaster Management and Climate Change in India

    Posted by Site Admin | Sep 18, 2012
    For decades disaster management in India remained an issue of providing relief and rehabilitation assistance to people affected by natural disasters. Successive disasters and global movements for disaster reduction since the nineties have triggere...
  7. State of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Selected Pacific Island Nations

    Posted by Site Admin | Sep 18, 2012
    This study was an AREFS task order desktop and interviews study describing the current status of climate change vulnerabilities in selected Pacific Island nations (those that will be opart of the new USAID regional Mission for the Pacific) as well...
  8. Climate Policy Processes, Local Institutions, and Adaptation Actions

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 1, 2012
    This paper focuses on the experience of the national-level adaptation planning efforts and the lessons that can be derived for more effective adaptation from an examination of local governance of development and natural resources. After examining ...
  9. Cambodia’s forests and climate change: Mitigating drivers of deforestation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 1, 2012
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is exploring a mechanism to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) to address global warming. This represents a major expansion of earlier forest-oriente...