This volume examines various climate and environmental stresses on coastal areas of the Indian Ocean. It assesses the risks to coastal ecosystems and infrastructure, and evaluates the opportunities and obstacles for technological innovations and climate adaptation strategies. The volume explores how policies and institutions must evolve to ensure the sustainable management of coastal resources.
Equitable Adaptation Finance: The Case for an Enhanced Funding Mechanism Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Agriculture in the developing world is particularly vulnerable to climate change. To help move the debate forward, this report evaluates the current primary adaptation funds and institutions
according to five principles for effective and equitable adaptation funding. Such funds should:
This document elaborates on
issues of less-than-perfect information on climate impacts and vulnerabilities,
and need for better informed decisions on “resilient adaptation” by merging
adaptation, mitigation and prevention strategies. It offers new perspectives for policy-makers, institutions, societies and individuals on improved ways
of identifying most at-risk communities and “best practices” of coping with
current climate variability and extreme climate events.
Innovative thinking on agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion will help nations meet rising food
demands, protect environments and prepare for climate change.
An Overview of Modeling Climate Change Impacts in the Caribbean Region with contribution from the Pacific Islands
This report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sub-Regional Office for Barbados
and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and by the UK Department for International Development
(DFID), with support from Australia’s International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative. The report was produced by the CARIBSAVE Partnership and authored by members of 15 key institutions around the world dealing with climate change (see
page 10 of the report for further details).
Synthesis report on efforts undertaken to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options, and views on lessons learned, good practices, gaps and needs
Building upon the technical paper containing a review of the existing literature on the potential
costs and benefits of adaptation options (FCCC/TP/2009/2), this report synthesizes information
contained in submissions from Parties and relevant organizations, and other relevant sources, on
efforts undertaken to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation options. A summary of lessons
learned and good practices is provided. The report also identifies remaining gaps and needs relating
This paper, based on a World Bank-sponsored effort to develop a global estimate of adaptation costs, considers the implications of global adaptation costs. The discussion paper also considers the implications of global climate change on the forestry sector. The paper looks closely at the impacts of climate change industrial wood production examining the likely damages and possible
mitigating investments or activities.
This brief presents a review of lessons learned
and good practices in developing management
plans within the context of community based
resource management (CBRM) in Solomon
Islands. The lessons are based on work done by
the WorldFish Center, the Foundation of the
Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)
and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries
and Marine Resources. The document is
intended to complement other initiatives in the
country and through the Solomon Islands
Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) – formerly
PLA Notes and RRA Notes – is published twice a year.
Established in 1987, it enables practitioners of
participatory methodologies from around the world to
share their field experiences, conceptual reflections,
and methodological innovations. The series is informal
and seeks to publish frank accounts, address issues of
practical and immediate value, encourage innovation,
and act as a ‘voice from the field’.