Planning to Deliver: Making the Rio Conventions more Effective on the Ground Climate Change, Biodiversity, Desertification

The instrument of national action plans (NAP) is currently being debated; this report provides insight and analysis for the ongoing discussion. It reviews the history of the NAPs under the three conventions, revisits global expectations from the national planning exercise and explores their synergies. The conclusions recap key challenges at the global and national level that should be urgently addressed before any future national planning exercises are launched.

Water and Adaptation to Climate Change: Consequences for developing countries

This publication demonstrates the strong and diverse hydrological impacts of climate change and vulnerabilities of development countries, for example for the up to 250 million people being exposed to increased water stress in Africa as early as 2020. It takes stock of where we stand in addressing hydrological impacts of climate change in developed and in developing countries. We are still at the beginning, but experience is growing rapidly. Finally it discusses the role of development cooperation.

Climate Change and Agriculture, Threats and Opportunities

There are different climate change-related challenges that the agricultural sector in developing countries will face and various opportunities for emission reductions and adaptation. Adaptation measures in the agriculture sector are highly significant for poverty reduction, agriculture in developing countries can play a significant role in mitigating greenhouse gases and it is critical to work out incentives that are conducive to emission reductions in this sector.

Climate Change and Security

This study assesses the impacts of climate change upon conflict and security from the development policy perspective. The latest findings of climate impact research and their interplay with current and potential conflict constellations as well as international security policy concerns are evaluated. On that basis, the study goes on to formulate strategic starting points and specific recommendations for action on the part of German Technical Cooperation.

Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Energy-Related Projects Applying an Emission Calculating Tool to Technical Assistance

This guideline helps to estimate the impact of the emissions caused by project activities and the direct and indirect contributions to emissions saved due to the project activities. The figures are established in a transparent manner without demanding too much input of resources from the respective project managers. The primary purpose of these figures is to report GHG impacts of energy related TA projects.

Accounting for Emissions - A new Emission-Calculating tool tested in six energy-related projects

The developed Emissions-Calculating tool facilitates regular monitoring of GHG impacts in energy-related projects. GTZ has tested the tool on six such projects and presents their results. With the Emissions-Calculating tool, GTZ combines aspects from existing accounting methods, such as ISO 14064 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, in order to maximize accuracy and efficiency with respect to time, effort and administrative burden for data collection and processing.

Too much - Too little Water: Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas and Central Asia

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The feasibility study concludes that time is limited in terms of coping with dramatic challenges to livelihoods in the region. A cross-boundary collaborative programme needs to prioritise and focus on adaptation already by 2011-2015. Strengthening and developing national and cross-boundary adaptation strategies to too much and too little water is urgent, particularly with regard to foods, drought and subsequent food security.

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Carbon Markets Opportunities for Investments and Sustainable Development in Local Communities

This report, prepared by Bureau of Environmental Analysis (BEA) international, compiles case studies aimed to determine the potential of indigenous knowledge to strategically contribute to mitigation and adaptation to climate change.