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. 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
  2. Adaptation in integrated assessment modeling: where do we stand?

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Adaptation is an important element on the climate change policy agenda. Integrated assessment models, which are key tools to assess climate change policies, have begun to address adaptation, either by including it implicitly in damage cost estimat...
  3. Adaptation to Climate Change in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 5, 2012
    This report is based on the outcome of a survey carried out among the countries of South East Europe (SEE) and Eastern Europe, Caucasian and Central Asian (EECCA) through a questionnaire prepared bythe Task Force on Water and Climate under the UNE...
  4. Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Rising sea levels in the foreseeable future present new challenges now for coastal land use planning. Local governments, which bear the largest responsibility for coastal planning, long have struggled with balancing strong demand for increasing de...
  5. 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...
  6. Adapting to Climate Variability and Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 2, 2012
    Sub-titled A GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, this document is the original USAID guidance on undertaking vulnerability assessmenbts and adaptation planning in the context of development assistance projects.  The document includes ho...
  7. Adapting to Coastal Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 5, 2012
    This Guidebook was prepared under the leadership of the Global Climate Change Team and Water and Coastal Team of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade, in partnership with ...
  8. Addressing Environmental Risks in Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    While the linkages between environment and security are broadly acknowledged and recognized, much work remains to be done on understanding the nature of the causes and direction of the effects. Without such an understanding, policy responses will ...
  9. Aligning climate and development agendas in the Mekong region

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 25, 2012
    Climate change is a global threat that requires multilateral solutions. Using Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as an example, this paper highlights opportunities and strategies for regional cooperation to jointly tackle climate change impacts and move t...
  10. An Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability in Watershed Areas and Communities in Southeast Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Watersheds are critical to economic development and environmental protection in Southeast Asia, and are likely to be affected by future climate change. This project assessed the impacts of climate change and associated land use and cover change on...