Report

Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs

Summary

Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs
considers how to move towards a climate justice agenda. It is designed for people
engaged in climate change policy-making, whether through governments or
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as others interested in better
understanding the current discourse. Chapter 1 explores international discussions
on climate change through an equity lens, and takes a critical look at attempts to

The State of World Population 2009

Facing a changing world: women, population and climate.

Summary

How do population dynamics affect greenhouse gases and climate change? Will urbanization and an ageing population help or hinder efforts to adapt to a warming world? And could better reproductive health care and improved relations between women and men make a difference in the fight against climate change? This report throws light on these questions (UNFPA, 2009).

Compensating for Climate Change: Principles and Lessons for Equitable Adaptation Funding

Summary

This report serves to: 1) define adaptation and
summarize current funding gaps, 2) present a core
set of principles by which any adaptation funding
mechanism should be assessed, 3) discuss the
existing funding mechanisms and evaluate them
on the basis of the principles, 4) explore and
evaluate alternative models for adaptation finance
based on two existing precedents (the Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation

AIACC Working Paper No. 23 - A Plan of Action to Support Climate Change Adaptation through Scientific Capacity, Knowledge and Research

Summary

This paper is concerned with how to support climate change adaptation through scientific capacity, knowledge and inquiry. It highlight some of the key lessons for climate change adaptation from scientific research and assessment. It then lays out the priorities for an adaptation science agenda that would be targeted at the needs of adaptation planning, decision-making and implementation. It proposes a number of principles that should underlie implementation of an adaptation science agenda (Neil Leary, AIACC, 2004).

Community answers to climate chaos: getting climate justice from the UNFCCC

Summary

Poor communities are not just victims of climate change, they are also working at the forefront to adapt to increasingly harsh weather patterns. This report by Christian Aid offers a range of examples of how communities are already adapting to climate change (Christian Aid, 2009).

For the full report: Community answers to climate chaos: getting climate justice from the UNFCCC

Sharing experiences: sustainable sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific

Case studies of water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives by NGOs in: Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

On World Health Day, 7 April 2008, WaterAid Australia and the International WaterCentre launched their joint publication, Sharing Experiences: Sustainable Sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific. This publication promotes the practical application of low-cost sustainable sanitation in South East Asia and the Pacific.

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