The report explores how environmental shocks and stresses, especially those related to climate change, can push people to leave their homes in search of “greener pastures” or just to survive. In order to make informed decisions, policymakers and development actors need a better understanding of the linkages between environmental change, displacement and migration.
The study looks at natural disasters and forced displacement in the context of climate change. It has two aims: firstly, to provide an estimate of forced displacement related to disasters in 2008, specifically climate-related disasters; and secondly, to propose a methodology that could be applied to monitor disaster-related displacement on an ongoing basis.
Making Adaptation Count: Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation
Margaret Spearman and Heather McGray wrote this report to provide adaptation and development practitioners with a practical framework for developing monitoring and evaluation systems that can track the success and failure of adaptation initiatives in the development context.
The United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and the World Resources Institute have released the World Resources Report 2010–2011: Decision Making in a Changing Climate. The publication explores challenges and offers recommendations for national-level government officials to make informed and effective decisions to respond to the changing climate.
The report highlights the experiences of Africare, Oxfam America and the Worldwide Fund for Nature working with the System of Rice Intensification in the African Sahel, Southeast Asia, and India. Although implemented in very different cultures and climates, the pattern is the same: farmers are able to produce more rice using less water, agrochemical inputs, and seeds, and often with less labor. The net effect is to improve household incomes and food security while reducing the negative environmental impacts of rice production, and making food production more resilient.
This report provides the outcomes of the Solomon Islands in-country consultations on PACC which was held in the Solomon Islands from July 24 to 28, 2006. The report is divided into five sections:
This report provides the outcomes of the Vanuatu in-country consultations on PACC which were held from August 01 to 04 2006. The report is divided into five sections:
This report provides the outcomes of Tuvalu in-country consultations on PACC which were held from October 09 to 12, 2006. The report is divided into five sections:
The likelihood components of climate-related risks in the Cook Islands are evaluated, for both present-day and future conditions. Changes into the future reflect the influence of global warming. The risk events for which the current and future likelihoods are evaluated are extreme rainfall events, drought, high sea levels, strong winds, and extreme high air temperatures. Tropical cyclone frequencies over the past century are also examined. Some climate-related human health and infrastructure risks are also investigated.
The 2010 Adaptation Knowledge Needs Survey was conducted to assess the current state of knowledge needs for CCA in order to identify knowledge needs and gaps to further the understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and innovative adaptation approaches; and to identify key services (e.g. training workshops, seminars, newsletters, etc.) to facilitate knowledge exchange on current adaptation practices and lessons learned. The survey was made available in English, French and Spanish.