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GCOS, 185. GCOS Workshop on Observations for Climate Change Mitigation
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Event: GCOS Workshop on Observations for Climate Change Mitigation (5–7 May 2014; Geneva, Switzerland)Published by: WMO ; 2014
Collection(s) and Series: GCOS- No. 185
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Strategies for mitigating climate change in agriculture : abridged reportDickie A.; Streck C.; Roe S. - Climate Focus, 2014This study argues that annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 per cent by 2030 - the equivalent of removing all the cars in the world. The study highlights 12 key strategies with more specific interventions for philanthropy—led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste and better farm nutrient management and production—that can deliver on climate change while maintaining food security and building resilience. It argues that productivity and sustainability can work hand in hand.
The paper argues that a constructive debate on agr ...
Available online: http://www.climateandlandusealliance.org/reports/strategies-for-mitigating-clima [...]Published by: Climate Focus, California Environment Associates ; 2014
This study argues that annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 per cent by 2030 - the equivalent of removing all the cars in the world. The study highlights 12 key strategies with more specific interventions for philanthropy—led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste and better farm nutrient management and production—that can deliver on climate change while maintaining food security and building resilience. It argues that productivity and sustainability can work hand in hand.
The paper argues that a constructive debate on agriculture and climate change is hampered by a false dichotomy between food security and environmental health. Although, the report states that in recent years there have been a number of developments which indicate a positive shift towards incorporating climate into a broader agricultural agenda, more resources need to be brought to bear on the intersection of agriculture and climate change.
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Securing rights, combating climate change: how strengthening community forest rights mitigates climate changeStevens C.; Winterbottom R.; Springer J.; et al. - WRI, 2014This report analyses evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
It makes the case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change. The report argues that when Indigenous Peoples and local communities have no or weak legal rights, their forests tend to be vulnerable to deforestation and thus become the source of carbon dioxide emissions. Legal forest rights for communities and government protection of t ...
Securing rights, combating climate change: how strengthening community forest rights mitigates climate change
Available online: https://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
C. Stevens ; R. Winterbottom ; J. Springer ; Katie Reytar ; World Resources InstitutePublished by: WRI ; 2014
This report analyses evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
It makes the case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change. The report argues that when Indigenous Peoples and local communities have no or weak legal rights, their forests tend to be vulnerable to deforestation and thus become the source of carbon dioxide emissions. Legal forest rights for communities and government protection of their rights tend to lower carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation. Indigenous Peoples and local communities with legal forest rights maintain or improve their forests’ carbon storage. Even when communities have legal rights to their forest, government actions that weaken those rights can lead to high carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation. It argues that communities can partially overcome government actions that weaken their forest rights.
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Agroforestry, livestock, fodder production and climate change adaptation and mitigation in East Africa : issues and optionsThis working paper argues that agroforestry and livestock-keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience and support each other in this context.
The paper discusses relevant issues in East Africa, where recent agroforestry interventions to support livestock keeping have included the planting of mostly-exotic tree-fodders, and where most parts of the region are expected to become drier in the next decades, although smaller areas may become wetter. It argues that wider cultivation and improved management of fodder trees provides adaptation and mitigatio ...
Agroforestry, livestock, fodder production and climate change adaptation and mitigation in East Africa: issues and options
Available online: http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/WP14050.pdfPublished by: World Agroforestry Centre ; 2014
This working paper argues that agroforestry and livestock-keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience and support each other in this context.
The paper discusses relevant issues in East Africa, where recent agroforestry interventions to support livestock keeping have included the planting of mostly-exotic tree-fodders, and where most parts of the region are expected to become drier in the next decades, although smaller areas may become wetter. It argues that wider cultivation and improved management of fodder trees provides adaptation and mitigation opportunities in the region, but these are generally not well quantified and there are clear opportunities for increasing productivity and resilience through diversification, genetic improvement, improved farm-input delivery and better modelling of future scenarios. The paper offers, with the example of current- and future-climate tree species distribution modelling, important areas for future research.
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Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate ChangeConcluding four years of intense scientific collaboration by hundreds of authors from around the world, this report responds to the request of the world's governments for a comprehensive, objective and policy neutral assessment of the current scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change.
Available online: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg3/Published by: IPCC ; 2014
Concluding four years of intense scientific collaboration by hundreds of authors from around the world, this report responds to the request of the world's governments for a comprehensive, objective and policy neutral assessment of the current scientific knowledge on mitigating climate change.
Notes: Other copies: Summary for policymakers and Technical summary.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian
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Most farmland areas are devoid of plantations and natural vegetation forests making them susceptible to the impacts of climate change. These areas could experience more soil erosion because of the reduced rainfall and the increase in temperature. The introduction of fruit trees on the farmland or near the households could create a greener env ...
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Although the carbon footprint of Latin America and the Caribbean is modest and appears to be decreasing, efforts to further reduce that footprint are required if global climate stabilization goals are to be achieved. A substantial contribution of this r ...
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An investigation of the evidence of benefits from climate compatible developmentTompkins E., L.; Mensah A.; King L. - University of Leeds, 2013The purpose of this paper is to assess evidence of ‘triple wins’ on the ground, and the feasibility of triple wins that do not generate negative impacts. It describes the theoretical linkages that exist between adaptation, mitigation and development, as well as the trade-offs and synergies that might exist between them. Using four developing country studies, the authors make a simple assessment of the extent of climate compatible development policy in practice through the lens of ‘no-regrets’, ‘low regrets’ and ‘with regrets’ decision making. The lack of evidence of either policy or practice o ...
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Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation: Water SectorElliott Mark; Santos Sergio; Sisovanna Sau; et al. - UNEP, 2012
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Although many states have yet to formally address climate change preparedness within state go ...
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