Developing a National Coastal Adaptation Agenda: A Report on the National Coastal Climate Change Forum

The National Climate Change Forum brought together around 200 key decision makers in early 2010 to discuss the latest science on climate risks for coastal communities and to inform development of a national strategy to prepare for these risks.

Local, state and federal decision makers discussed the latest science on climate risks for coastal communities and the key issues in developing a national coastal adaptation agenda, such as planning frameworks and building standards.

Incorporating Weather Index Insurance with Territorial Approaches to Climate Change (TACC) in Northern Peru

Extreme El Niño flooding events occur on a regular basis in northern Peru, particularly in Piura. Even with advanced warning, poor households struggle to manage a risk as large as that posed by El Niño flooding; they lose their productive assets that defined their livelihoods, and as a result endure unrecoverable economic hardship. In partnership with GlobalAgRisk, UNDP is currently supporting a project to enhance the risk coping and adaptive capacity of the working poor as they face the consequences of El Niño-driven flooding.

Synthesis Report on “Effectiveness of Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change”

“Effectiveness of Community-based Adaptation to Climate
Change” was the theme of the third bi-monthly Knowledge Sharing &
Learning Seminar of the Adaptation Knowledge Platform, organized
in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, CARE
International, Plan International, Climate Change Knowledge
Management Center, Thailand, and USAID, Thailand.

Agricultural Development under a Changing Climate: Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation


This report focuses on rural development in the context of climate risk management and adaptation, particularly on issues of seasonal climate forecasting, water management in rain-fed and irrigated production systems, sustainable land management, crop and livestock breeding, crop genetic diversity, seed systems, pests and IPM, and, urban and peri-urban agriculture.

Gender and Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation (Workshop Report)

Publication Background:

Workshop Highlights: Asia-Pacific Gender Community of Practice Annual Learning Workshop, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 24 - 26 September 2008


(excerpted from report Forward)

This report is a product of the 2008 Gender Community of Practice learning Event, organized by the UNDP Regional Gender Team, focusing on 'Gender and Climate Change: Impact and Adapatation'.

United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 1

The bulletins provide the latest information on UNDP’s support to countries to effect policy and institutional change for Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, and noteworthy announcements.

Climate Change and Human Development in Viet Nam

Viet Nam is a low-income country, but has recently made spectacular progress in terms of
both economic growth and poverty reduction. The official poverty rate has fallen from 58
percent in 1993, to 19.5 percent in 2004 (VASS 2006). Strong economic growth is likely to
continue following recent accession to the World Trade Organisation, with increased
international trade and direct foreign investment reinforcing Viet Nam’s progress towards
middle-income country status. As Viet Nam continues to be transformed from a highly

“Climate-Smart” Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation

The paper “Climate-Smart” Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation has been published by FAO for the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from 31 October to 5 November, 2010.

Summary and policy implications Vision 2030 : the resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change.


Drinking-water and sanitation are foundations
of public health and development. Citizens in
developed countries take them largely for granted,
yet they are carefully regulated by governments.
In the developing world they are targets of
development policy.