[serial] Published by: Indian Meteorological Society
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy[serial]Published by: EUMETSAT
Language(s): French; Other Languages: English
Format: Digital (Free)
Archives access: 2004-[...]Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM) - Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
Published by: Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM)
Strenghtening Hydrometeorological Monitoring, Early Warning Systems and Climate Services in Colombia: The IDEAM, a successful case in Latin America
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free)This booklet, produced jointly by the World Meteorological Organization and the World Farmers’ Organisation, will serve to provide background information on climate change and its causes, the impacts on agriculture, proposed adaptation and mitigation actions, and provide case studies with concrete examples of possible solutions for farmers. In particular, this booklet aims to offer insights into the following research question: what are the impacts of climate change on agriculture and how can farmers adapt to and mitigate climate change? The objective of the booklet is twofold. Farmers all ove ...
Published by: WMO
This booklet, produced jointly by the World Meteorological Organization and the World Farmers’ Organisation, will serve to provide background information on climate change and its causes, the impacts on agriculture, proposed adaptation and mitigation actions, and provide case studies with concrete examples of possible solutions for farmers. In particular, this booklet aims to offer insights into the following research question: what are the impacts of climate change on agriculture and how can farmers adapt to and mitigate climate change? The objective of the booklet is twofold. Farmers all over the world can use this booklet, with information about climate change and research, case studies and best practices as an information tool. In addition, the booklet will also be useful for policy makers in highlighting what policy measures are needed and what initiatives governments can take to assist farmers to adapt to and mitigate climate change.
Format: Digital (Free)
Published by: WMO
Language(s): English; Other Languages: French
Format: Digital (Free)This report provides a framework for defining adaptation gaps and a preliminary assessment of the gap between adaptation needs and reality. It proposes an approach for identifying and assessing the current state and action in key adaptation areas, and comparing these with the potential now, and in the future, for additional adaptation to reduce risks. The report is a response to calls for UNEP to produce a report on adaptation gaps to complement the annual Emissions Gap report.
PermalinkPermalink"The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a Capacity-building Portal, a tool developed to help monitor and review capacity built to better mitigate and adapt to climate change. Users are able to customize search criteria, visualize data through interactive maps, bubbles and multicolored pie charts, line up results in tables and print them.
More specifically, the portal allows for: reviewing the types of capacity-building support provided at the global, regional and country level; tracking specific project activities and programmes; identifying and building on best practices; and iden ...
PermalinkBringing information on ocean acidification to scientists, policymakers and the public
PermalinkThe place to learn about monitoring the weather and climate from space.
One of the most urgent challenges facing countries across the world today is how to achieve economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change.
The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project, The New Climate Economy, have been set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on these crucial issues.
The Commission brings together expert research institutes from five continents, overseen by an International Council comprising former heads of government and finance ministers and leade ...
PermalinkThe project seeks to assess the vulnerability of water resources in mountain regions such as the European Alps, the Central Chilean Andes, and the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) where declining snow and ice are likely to strongly affect hydrological regimes in a warmer climate. Model results are then used to quantify the environmental, economic and social impacts of changing water resources in order to assess how robust current water governance strategies are and what adaptations may be needed in order to alleviate the most negative impacts of climate change on water resources and wate ...
PermalinkThe Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or vulnerable to, climate change. CCORAL then creates pathways for the identification and implementation of adaptation and mitigation options.
CCORAL provides information both at the regional and country level. However, only the CARICOM countries can currently be selected individually when using CCORAL, although CCCCC emphasizes that it is possible to expand the tool to co ...
PermalinkVulnerability assessments (VAs) are central to shaping climate change adaptation decisions, providing a basis for devising measures that will minimise or avoid harm to humans and ecological systems. Yet the wide variety of VA approaches can be confusing for practitioners, creating uncertainty about the ‘right’ approach. This paper reviews and compares VAs undertaken in Indonesia and Tunisia to distil key approaches, components and lessons. It begins with a general overview of definitions, approaches and challenges with conducting VAs, and then proposes a framework for analysing and comparing t ...
PermalinkThe GCOS newsletter aimed to enhance communication and inform a broader GCOS community about recent developments, events and activities on a regular basis.
PermalinkThe Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) provides the following services: Aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks, shared across region and across countries in addressing short, medium and long term adaptation needs; Harnessing knowledge for strategic planning processes including knowledge generated as pilots and also knowledge managed by other platforms; Providing tailored support in knowledge needs structured and packaged in a useable format to serve strategic planning processes; Harnessing knowledge platforms in powering strategic planning of regional frameworks ...
PermalinkThis "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
PermalinkEuropean Climate Support Network (ECSN); World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) - DWD, 1999-[...]Climate monitoring in Europe used to be done mainly on a national scale. As scientific interest is more and more focusing on the regional cross-border implications of a possible climate change, routine monitoring of regional climate for whole Europe is becoming more and more important. The need for a more co-ordinated approach to the preparation of climate system monitoring information led to the idea to publish an annual regional climate monitoring Bulletin. The eleventh session of the WMO Regional Association VI (RA VI), which took place in Oslo in May 1994, approved the proposal.
PermalinkInter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) - IAI, 1997-[...]
PermalinkThe Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (Kenya CIC) is a World Bank-infoDev initiative (infoDev) designed to support the development and scale of locally relevant climate technologies in Kenya. Funded by UK Aid and DANIDA, the Kenya CIC provides incubation, capacity building services and financing to Kenyan entrepreneurs and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are developing innovative climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.
PermalinkResources, Frequently Asked Questions section and contacts on this topic.
PermalinkUNDP, 2011-[...]The bulletin provides the latest information on UNDP's support to countries on Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, policy and mainstreaming work, and noteworthy announcements.
PermalinkAs a part of global efforts to tackle impacts of climate and ecosystem changes, we urgently need to overcome vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystems in developing countries, especially Africa. This research program aims for three objectives by focusing on the semi-arid region of northern Ghana where the change impacts have been severely felt in forms of unpredictable floods and droughts: (1) forecast and assessment of climate and ecosystem change impact on agricultural production; (2) risk assessment of extreme weather events and introduction of adaptive water resource management methods; and ...
PermalinkThe Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council.
The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues.
AMAP has produced a series of high quality scientifically-based assessments of the pollution status of the Arctic. The AMAP assessment reports (both the popular readable versions and detailed scienti ...
Occurring at a pivotal time for the environment of our planet, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference draws international attention to the Polar Regions, global change, and related environmental, social and economic issues. From Knowledge to Action will bring together over 2,000 Arctic and Antarctic researchers, policy- and decision-makers, and a broad range of interested parties from academia, industry, non-government, education and circumpolar communities including indigenous peoples. The IPY 2012 Conference will contribute to the translation of new polar scientific findings into ...