Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) - IAI, 1997-[...]
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Archives access: 1997-[...][serial]The 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.
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The 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.
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Format: Digital (Free)UNDP, 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.
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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.
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Archives access: 2011-[...]
Frequency: 4 issues a year
Tags: Climate ; Climate change ; Adaptation ; Social and Economic development ; Region I - Africa ; Region II - Asia ; Region III - South America ; Region IV - North America, Central America and the Caribbean ; Region V - South-West Pacific ; Region VI - Europe Add tag[serial]As 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 ...
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Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: an integrated approach (CECAR-AFRICA)
As 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 (3) planning and implementation of capacity development programs enabling local residents and professionals to utilize the assessment results derived from (1) and (2).
Format: Digital (Free)The 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 ...
Permalink18 April 2012: As part of its Making Cities Resilient Campaign, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has launched the Local Government Self Assessment Tool, to support cities in managing disaster risk. UNISDR reports that 2011 was the worst year on record for economic losses from disasters.
The tool aims to increase understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR), allowing cities to establish baselines and identify planning and investment gaps for risk reduction and climate change adaptation. According to UNISDR, the new tool has been piloted in over 20 c ...
PermalinkThe Regional Office for Europe initiates a regular RA VI Newsletter, which will be issued twice a year. The objective is to raise the awareness of RA VI Members of the numerous activities taking place in the Region. The Newsletter will provide information about the work of the RA VI subsidiary bodies - working groups and task teams, regional events in hydrometeorology, as well as, interesting activities conducted by Members and other partners. We would like to encourage all RA VI Members to send us information about important developments, projects, weather extremes and other interesting stori ...
PermalinkThe SEEVCCC mission: Fulfilling the needs of SEE countries for information on subregional climate change on permanent basis; Providing permanent support for capacity building of national hydrometeorological services in terms of human resources and improvement of products and services in the area of climate change in the subregion; Linking science and adaptation planning policy planning, as well as management of climate change risk, and Serving as a model partnership between national hydrometeorological services in the region and other interested institutions dealing with climate change, as wel ...
PermalinkThe European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on: Expected climate change in Europe; Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors; National and transnational adaptation strategies; Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options; Tools that support adaptation planning.
PermalinkDesertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Established in 1994, UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The Convention addresses specifically the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, known as the drylands, where some of the most vulnerable ecosystems and peoples can be found. In the ten-year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018) that was adopted in 2007, Parties to the Conventi ...
The goal of Many Strong Voices is to promote the well-being, security, and sustainability of coastal communities in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by bringing these regions together to take action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and to tell their stories to the world.
The Arctic and SIDS are barometers of global environmental change. As they are on the frontlines of climate change, they are also critical testing grounds for the ideas and programmes that will strengthen the adaptive capacities of human societies confronting climate change.
PermalinkWMO data provide the basis for better understanding the climatology of severe weather and extreme events such as tropical cyclones, El Niño, floods, heat waves, cold waves, droughts and other natural hazards, contributing to saving both lives and property, and improving our understanding and monitoring of the climate system and environment. WMO has drawn attention to issues of major concern, such as ozone layer depletion, global warming, climate change and diminishing water resources.
WMO enhances the application of meteorological and hydrological information for the security and well-b ...
PermalinkUN CC:Learn is a partnership of 30 UN agencies which supports Member States, UN agencies and other development partners in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. CC:Learn is included in the "One UN Climate Change Action Framework" of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination through the HLCP capacity development group convened by UNDP and UNEP.
PermalinkAs a key initiative of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program "Pacific Climate Futures" assists decision makers and planners in 15 partner countries of the Asia-Pacific region in understanding how their climate has changed and how it may change in the future.
The Pacific Climate Futures web-tool has been designed to provide information and guidance in the generation of national climate projections and facilitate the generation of data for detailed impact and risk assessments.
PermalinkWhile climate change poses a number of risks to vulnerable communities and businesses around the world, many opportunities are unfolding for private companies to implement actions towards reducing risks to their business operations, as well as investing in adaptation action in vulnerable regions in a sustainable and profitable manner [...].
PermalinkThe COP serves as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which also adopts decisions and resolutions on the implementation of its provisions.
This annual meeting is referred to as the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).
However, Parties to the Convention that are not Parties to the Protocol are able to participate in the CMP as observers, but without the right to take decisions.
PermalinkThe CC DARE initiative is jointly implemented by UNEP and UNDP under the one UN Banner. The CC DARE initiative provides timely technical and financial support on demand-driven basis to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States for flexible and targeted actions to remove barriers and create opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation into national development planning and decision-making frameworks.
PermalinkThis 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.
PermalinkThe mission of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is to be a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research, teaching and training in climate change and the environment.
PermalinkEstablished in 1960, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to learn more and better manage the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas. Through the application of this knowledge the Commission aims to improve management practices and the decision-making process of its Member States, foster sustainable development and protect the marine environment. In addition, The Commission strives to further develo ...
PermalinkThe vision of WBI's climate change team is to identify and foster the implementation of regional and local solutions to address the global challenge of climate change. By connecting climate practitioners and networks with each other we will become an international ‘Go-To-Place’ for learning and knowledge sharing on climate change.
PermalinkThis project has been prepared in response to demand from a range of practitioners and government officials in developing countries, including demand expressed through members of the Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network (CLEAN).
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); et al. - WCRP, 1991-[...]
PermalinkJMA, 2003-[...]The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) promotes monitoring climate change.
JMA has issued "Climate Change Monitoring Report" every year informing the latest status of climate change in Japan and the world, greenhouse gases and the ozone layer.
These reports are expected to help readers such as policy makers and researchers to obtain better understanding of the latest status of the climate and further to take measures against the global warming and for protection of the global environment.
PermalinkExchanges, the CLIVAR Newsletter, is published four times a year by the International CLIVAR Project Office. It is distributed free of charge upon request but we encourage you to download the eletronic versions available on this website.
PermalinkThe Open Climate Network (OCN) is developing a set of climate policy tracking and assessment tools that will help people raise the right questions about climate-related policy design and implementation in their countries. These tools will generate a nuanced, contextualized, independent, and peer-reviewed understanding of climate policy implementation for both domestic and international audiences. Our aim is to harness the insights captured through the assessment tools and use them to engage civil society and others in the interest of improving policy design and implementation.
PermalinkClimate Change Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for international negotiations and related activities on climate change. It was launched in 2008 and is managed by by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services, which is fully responsible for the content posted on Climate Change Policy & Practice. Information on United Nations activities is provided in cooperation with the UN system agencies, funds and programmes through the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UN CEB) Secretariat and the UN Communications Group ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - WMOLaunched with the support of leading scientists and decision-makers, PROVIA responds to the call for a more cohesive and coordinated approach to harmonize, mobilize, and communicate the growing knowledge-base on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. The PROVIA website provides an interactive platform for a growing network of scientists, practitioners and decision makers working towards identifying knowledge gaps and meeting policy needs in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research.
PROVIA's vision is to create an interface between the scientific community and decision make ...
PermalinkThe website is targeted primarily at people working in government who have policy or technical responsibilities related to the Climate Change Convention. Members of nongovernmental organizations - be they environmental, business, or related to local government - will find the latest information on what is happening. In addition, staff of United Nations and other international organizations, researchers, academics and journalists will find a valuable information resource.
For those who need a quick introduction to climate change and the Convention, a specially prepared web articl ...
PermalinkThis quarterly newsletter provides information on the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the field of natural sciences.
PermalinkThe impact of climate change on our environment, our economies and our security is one of the defining issues of our era. The OECD is at the forefront of climate change analysis, promoting environmentally and economically rational policies related to adaptation, mitigation, technology, financing and development.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); et al. - WMOWorld Climate Impacts Assessment and Response Strategies Programme (WCIRP) is one of the WCP four sub-programs and is targeted at assessing the impacts of climate variability and changes that could markedly affect economic or social activities and thus contributing to the development of a range of socio-economic response strategies that could be used by governments and the community. UNEP is the leading agency within WCIRP and implements the programme in partnership with WMO, FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC Secretariats.
PermalinkThe World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme (WCDMP), a sub-program of the World Climate Programme (WCP), provides an international coordination of the WMO Climate System Monitoring. Priorities of WCDMP include the provision of guidance to the WMO Members in the area of climate data and climate assessment and monitoring; and the publication and dissemination of WMO authoritative reports on the status of the global climate. WCDMP offers in parallel a platform for an international collaboration for fostering high quality climate data sets and their exchange and undertaking capacity building a ...
PermalinkThe World Climate Applications and Services Programme (WCASP) fosters the effective application of climate knowledge and information for the benefit of society and the provision of climate services, including the prediction of significant climate variations both natural and as a result of human activity.
PermalinkThe Commission for Climatology advises and guides the activities of the World Climate Programme, through the World Climate Applications and Services Programme, and the World Climate Data and Monitoring Programmewhile providing support to many activities under the framework of the Climate Agenda.
PermalinkThe World Climate Programme (WCP) is an authoritative international scientific programme whose goals are to improve understanding of the climate system and to apply that understanding for the benefit of societies coping with climate variability and change. The World Climate Programme was established following the staging of the First World Climate Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in February 1979.
The World Climate Programme acts as an integrating and catalytic agent to initiate and coordinate activities in the areas of climate data collection, climate research, applications and train ...
PermalinkThe mission of the CAS is, through the GAW and WWRP-THORPEX Programmes:
- Support research in atmospheric science
- Reduce and mitigate natural disasters
- Protect the environment
- Enhance understanding and response to environmental change
PermalinkWebpage allowing online access to WCRP Publications (reports, facts sheets, annual reports, events and meetings, brochures, WCRP e-zine ...)
PermalinkThe World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - IPCCThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.
PermalinkMeteorological Technology International is [...] dedicated to the latest developments in climate, weather and hydrometeorological forecasting, measurement and analysis technologies and service providers.
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkThe global (land and ocean) average temperature increase between 1850 and 2010 was 0.81 0C using combined UK Met Office Hadley centre and University of East Anglia - Climate Research Unit HadCRUT3 dataset compared to the 1850 - 1899 period average temperature and 0.89 0C using Goddard Institute for Space Studies - GISS dataset compared to the 1880 - 1899 period average temperature. All used temperature records show the 2000s decade (2001 - 2010) was the warmest decade...
PermalinkCLAMER is a European Union 7th Framework Programme project Climate Change and Marine Ecosystem Research, involving 19 marine research institutes and universities from 11 European countries covering all regional seas. The project builds upon the concept that there is a gap between what is known through research and what policy makers and the public know and understand about the effects of climate change on the oceans; this gap needs to be filled to help catalyse formulation and acceptance of the necessary mitigation and adaptation measures for the marine environment. Therefore, CLAMER will comp ...
PermalinkGRID-Arendal is an official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) collaborating centre, supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:
* Environmental information management and assessment
* Capacity building services
* Outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products
PermalinkIGBP's magazine highlights the high-quality research arising from its core projects and projects that it co-sponsors. By including articles that draw linkages between science, society and policy, the magazine aspires to serve as a source of information not only to scientists, but also to funding agencies, policymakers, journalists and the general public. Published quarterly since 1989 (formerly known as the IGBP Newsletter), the magazine is available free of charge from the IGBP Secretariat.
PermalinkScience for Environment Policy provides rapid and easy access to the latest policy-relevant scientific research. Tailored to the needs of policy makers, the service provides short news reports that place new scientific research in a policy context, facilitating direct links between environmental policy and research. Subscribers to this free service receive weekly issues covering a broad range of topics.
Monthly thematic issues cover hot topics of particular policy relevance in more detail. These themed issues place the latest research in a policy context. Thematic issues are pro ...
PermalinkNational Academy of Sciences, 1919-[...]PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since its establishment in 1914, it continues to publish cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition.
Permalink"Eldis is one of a family of knowledge services from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex. Its aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research. It contains more than 22,000 summarised documents from over 4,500 development organisations - all available free to download."
PermalinkDMI tilbyder en lang række meteorologiske og oceanografiske data:
Observations- og klimadata
Radar og satellitdata
Samtidig tilbyder DMI et antal præsentationsprogrammer, tilrettelagt mod at give beslutningsstøtte ude i den enkelte virksomhed
“To Make IITM a World Centre of Excellence in Basic Research on the Ocean-Atmosphere Climate System required for improvement of Weather and Climate Forecasts”
- To develop outstanding research talent capable of understanding and exploring enlightened and effective Atmospheric sciences.
- To further the advancement of Research in Ocean-Atmosphere by undertaking relevant scientific programmes.
- To collaborate with other similar research institutions, in the development and application of clim ...
Permalink"The Met Office is the UK's National Weather Service.
We have a long history of weather forecasting and have been working in the area of climate change for more than two decades."
PermalinkPermalinkAMS, 1888-[...]Published semimonthly by the American Meteorological Society, the Journal of Climate covers climate research and, therefore, welcomes manuscripts concerned with large-scale variability of the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface, including the cryosphere; past, present, and projected future changes in the climate system (including those caused by human activities); and climate simulation and prediction. Occasionally the Journal of Climate will publish review articles on particularly topical areas. Such reviews must be approved by the Chief Editor prior to submission.
PermalinkThe climate policy tracker is a comprehensive review of policies of EU member states that affect greenhouse gas emissions. It provides an overview of the policy situation of each member state broken down by sector and policy area. In addition, it provides a rating to measure the impact of these climate policies, via 83 indicators. The indicators do not only measure whether policies directed at emission reduction are in place, but also whether counterproductive policies and barriers for emission reduction are adequately removed.
PermalinkPermalink"Research results, new milestones, new projects… highlights of the year. Includes financial statements and other governance information."
Source: ICARDA Website
PermalinkPermalinkPermalinkPermalinkMétéoSuisse publie de nouveaux bulletins climatologiques mensuels et saisonniers. Ces bulletins avec une description détaillée et des graphiques attrayants peuvent être téléchargés gratuitement depuis le site internet de MétéoSuisse.
PermalinkLe portail de langue française du site internet du Secrétariat de la CCNUCC n'est pas une reproduction littérale de la version anglaise. Il a pour but principal de faire ressortir les principaux centres d'intérêt des pays francophones, notamment des pays en voie de développement et des pays les moins avancés sur l'information relative aux changements climatiques. De plus, le nombre de documents disponibles en français étant relativement limité, il est techniquement impossible de reproduire tous les documents du site anglais. La version française du site est, entre autres, composée des rubrique ...
PermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); et al. - WCRP
PermalinkPermalinkDriasles futurs du climat a pour vocation de mettre à disposition des projections climatiques régionalisées réalisées dans les laboratoires français de modélisation du climat (IPSL, CERFACS, CNRM-GAME). Les informations climatiques sont délivrées sous différentes formes graphiques ou numériques.
Driasles futurs du climat propose une démarche d’appropriation en trois étapes : l’Espace Accompagnement présente un guide d’utilisation et de bonnes pratiques pour les projections climatiques. L’Espace Découverte permet d’appréhender l’information suivant différents axes, les modèles, l ...
PermalinkLes îles de la COI (Union des Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, France/Réunion, Seychelles) sont en première ligne face au changement climatique. Alors qu’elles contribuent de manière négligeable aux émissions de gaz à effet de serre, elles risquent de subir des dégâts énormes et potentiellement irréversibles au niveau de l’environnement, de l’économie et de la société.
L’adaptation au changement climatique est donc pour elles une priorité absolue, nécessitant la mise en place d’actions appropriées et un soutien important de la part de la communauté internationale.
PermalinkEl portal en español del sitio web de la Secretaría de la CMNUCC no es la reproducción literal de la versión inglesa. Tiene como fin principal destacar los principales puntos de interés para los países de lengua española y, en particular, los países en desarrollo y los países menos adelantados sobre la información relativa al cambio climático. Además, el número de documentos disponibles en español es relativamente limitado, ya que es técnicamente imposible reproducir todos los documentos del sitio en inglés. La versión española contiene los siguientes apartados:
Información bási ...
Recopilar, centralizar y procesar la información de las estaciones meteorológicas, hidrológicas, agrometeorológica y ambientales.
Organizar, fomentar y dirigir estudios técnicos especializados en el país, ejecutados por entidades nacionales o extranjeras.
Divulgar información técnica y científica.
Realizar y formular estudios de investigación, acorde con las necesidades del país y la defensa nacional.
Participar en estudios científicos y proyectos del medio ambiente atmosférico.
Organizar, o ...
PermalinkPermalinkWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO) ; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR); International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) - WMO, 1995-2009
PermalinkUn Mundo de ciencia se puso en marcha en Octubre de 2002 para mantener las preocupaciones de la UNESCO en la opinión pública y en el centro del debate público mediante la difusión de información científica de acceso fácil y atractivo. Walter Erdelen, Subdirector General de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales es el Director de la Publicación.
PermalinkCe bulletin trimestriel donne des informations sur le travail de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO) dans le domaine des sciences exactes et naturelles.