Journal Article

A framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation

This article presents a systematic framework to identify barriersthat may impede the process of adaptation to climate change. Theframework targets the process of planned adaptation and focuseson potentially challenging but malleable barriers. Three key sets ofcomponents create the architecture for the framework. First,a staged depiction of an idealized, rational approach to adaptationdecision-making makes up the process component.

Shaping forest safety nets with markets: Adaptation to climate change under changing roles of tropical forests in Congo Basin

Abstract

Tropical forests hold several goods and services used by forest-dependent people as safety
nets to traverse difficult periods of resource supply. These same goods and services are
constantly surrounded by emerging markets linking remote communities with major urban
centers nationally and internationally. How these markets affect adaptation remains
unclear. This paper examines the roles of markets in non-timber forest products that
normally serve as safety nets for forest communities, and the implications for climate

JOURNAL ARTICLE: Shaping forest safety nets with markets: Adaptation to climate change under changing roles of tropical forests in Congo Basin

How emerging markets affect adaptation remains unclear. This paper examines the roles of markets in non-timber forest products that normally serve as safety nets for forest communities, and the implications for climate change adaptation in the Congo Basin. For more information read the [Full Article](http://adaptationlearning.net/reasearch/shaping-forest-safety-nets-marke...).

A New Climate Movement in Bolivia

This article appeared in the May 10, 2010 edition of The Nation. April 21, 2010:

It was 11 am and Evo Morales had turned a football stadium into a giant classroom, marshaling an array of props: paper plates, plastic cups, disposable raincoats, handcrafted gourds, wooden plates and multicolored ponchos. All came into play to make his main point: to fight climate change, "we need to recover the values of the indigenous people."

Advancing technology transfer for climate change mitigation: considerations for technology orientated agreements promoting energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage (CCS)

The role of technology and technology transfer have emerged as key issues in recent climate change negotiations. The technologies required for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions have been largely identified for both the short and long term, and deployment scales required to mitigate climate
change have been analyzed. However a key issue remains that of rapidly progressing such technologies from niche applications in a limited number of countries, to widespread deployment so as to displace incumbent high-carbon technology
systems.

The 2007 dry spell in Luzon (Philippines): its cause, impact and corresponding response measures

Climate change, involving both human-induced global warming and natural climate variability, has been called upon to explain the occurrences of weather extremes with their associated natural hazards. The Philippines experienced a dry spell in 2007 specifically in parts of Luzon which occurred during the rainy season. On the other hand, areas in Mindanao, southern Philippines which were supposed to be dry, were wet due to the non-migration of the inter-tropical convergence zone northward.

Microfinance and Climate Change Adaptation

Anne Hammill, Richard Matthew and Elissa McCarter suggest that microfinance
deserves careful consideration by the climate change
adaptation community. The authors "believe that the potential
for a constructive linkage is there – in some cases
much has already been realised – and should not be
ignored." The focus of this article is to identify
possible links between microfinance services and
climate adaptation and to highlight the opportunities
and the risks of these links for vulnerability reduction