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Adaptation Practices
The adaptation practices interface is a gateway to information on adaptation practices worldwide. It provides a summary of adaptation practices by a large range of organizations, agencies and businesses, along with descriptions and relevant links and publications. The interface was mandated by the SBSTA, see SBSTA 25 report FCCC/SBSTA/2006/11 (paragraph 59).
It was updated for the thirtieth session of the SBSTA (June 2009).
Type of organization

Regional focus

Sector

Adaptation delivery activity

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Adaptation Practice Type of organization Regional focus Sector Adaptation delivery activity Description

Climate Institute Activities

Non-Governmental

North America

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

The Climate Institute mobilizes policy-makers and experts to adapt to the impacts of climate change through public policy.

Projects
Florida Adaptation & Protection Program

Siyanda on-line database on gender and development materials

Interactive on-line database of publications on gender issues in development.

CARIBSAVE - Climate Change Risk Atlas: Phase 1

Academic

Non-Governmental

Small Island Developing States

Business

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Assesses adaptive capacity of Caribbean nations through climate modeling and vulnerability evaluation. Develops response strategies to climate change impacts. Facilitates collaborative work across sectors connected with tourism and livelihoods.

Government of Germany - Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region

Governmental

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Business

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Other

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Supports regional and local partners to improve their climate information, advisory capacities, and training opportunities. Provides advice to policy makers  regarding sustainable actions in key economic sectors. 

Regional Programme Information

Great Green Wall (GEF)

Intergovernmental

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

South America

Business

Terrestrial ecosystems

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Other

Pan-African initiative to combat desertification in the Sahel-Saharan region.

Documents

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre Activities
(ADPC)

Non-Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Training

Reduces the impact of disasters on communities by training middle and senior management, clearing and managing information on disaster preparedness in Asia and disseminating this widely, and adaptation practice in cooperation with international and national development agencies.

Example outputs

African Development Bank Activities
(AFDB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Education and training

Financial support

Training

Designing climate risk and adaptation interventions, funding and co-funding adaptation projects, and conducting in-house training and awareness raising. Joint coordination (with AUC, GCOS and ECA) of the Action Plan for Africa on Climate Information for Development Needs.

Example Projects
Malawi Climate Adaptation for Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture

Strategies
Climate Information for Development Needs: An Action Plan for Africa (ClimDev Africa)
See also GCOS ClimDev Africa webpage

 

 

Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre

Governmental

Europe

North America

Education and training

Oceans and coastal areas

Water resources

Education

Training

Produces expertly-trained adaptation scientists and broadens the knowledge base on Antarctica and Southern Ocean variability.

Example publication
Bioregionalisation of the Southern Ocean: Report of Experts Workshop

Projects
Climate Futures

Asian Development Bank Project search
(ADB)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Financial support

Technical advice, knowledge and funding for environmentally sustainable growth, in particular in building resilience to natural hazards amongst the region's poor.

Publications

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research Activities
(APN)

Academic

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Knowledge management

Education

Funding network for research and capacity-building to improve links between science and policy in Asia-Pacific Region.

Example projects

 

Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors
(AIACC)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

South America

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water resources

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Financial support

Advances scientific capacity in developing countries to assess and effectively communicate knowledge of vulnerabilities for adaptation planning and action. To this end, vulnerbability assessments of regional and sectoral scope are developed.

Example publication

 

 

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies Activities
(BCAS)

Academic

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Education

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Advancing knowledge on sustainable development and adaptation and implementing concrete action.

Example projects

 

Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center Activities
(CATIE)

Academic

South America

Education and training

Education

Promoting sustainable agriculture and management of natural resources through training, education, library services and publications.

Outputs
Virtual Library

 

Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment Activities
(CSERGE)

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Interdisciplinary research in sustainable development and environment to inform UK and European decision-making and adaptation actions, with emerging focus on water issues.

Publications

Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training Activities
(START)

Non-Governmental

All regions

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Creating and maintaining a network of scientists from developing countries providing regional impact and vulnerability assessments to policy-makers.

Projects:

 

Global Climate Observing System Secretariat Activities
(GCOS)

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Monitoring the climate system; detecting and attributing climate change; assessing impacts of, and supporting adaptation to, climate variability and change; Application to national economic development; Research to improve understanding, modelling and prediction of the climate system.

Example project:
Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev Africa)

Action undertaken in support of the UNFCCC
GCOS Implementation Plan

Pacific Regional Environment Programme Activities (SPREP)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Education

Training

Providing strengthened metereological services, contributing to a better understanding of impacts, developing adaptative measures and developing further policy on adaptation.

Frameworks and Guidance

Pew Center on Global Climate Change Activities

Non-Governmental

North America

Education and training

Knowledge management

Education

Creating networks for mitigation and adaptation and providing policy-inputs in order to achieve solutions to climate whilst sustaining economic growth.

Example outputs

 

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Activities
(PIK)

Academic

Europe

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Integrating assessments of climate impacts at regional and global level with the analysis of economic and social systems in order to identify vulnerability (including sectoral analysis).

Example research domains

Zambezi Valley Development Initiative

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Education and training

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water resources

Knowledge management

Communication and awareness raising

Develeping an indigeneous knowledge bank and consulting on sustainable development in the region for self-help projects. Identifying and assessing human (social) and ecological vulnerability impacted by increasing climate dynamics, identifying and planning strategic action to adapt to the threats posed by this vulnerability. Sectoral focus on food security, energy scarcity and sustainable development.

Projects

Climate vulnerability and adaptation in the Upper Zambezi
Valley – ‘Lyambai Vulnerability and Adaptation’ (LYVA) project

Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Assesses economic impacts of climate change in Africa and determines costs and benefits of various adaptation options, to lead to databases, capacity building and knowledge exchange.

Example output
Country studies

Climate Change Capacity Development Project
(C3D)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

South America

Small Island Developing States

Education and training

Training

Knowledge management

Training of trainers for vulnerability and adaptation, to disseminate expertise and build the capacity of governmental experts.

Example output
Trainer's Guide

Climate Change Information Resources - New York Metropolitan Region

Academic

North America

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Communication and awareness raising

The CCIR-NYC is a communication platform for urban policy- and decision-makers and NY residents in order to improve their capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Activities

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Training

Making adaptation one of Australia's national research priorities ("flagships"), establishing a network of scientists, coordinating research and feeding into policy-making.

Commonwealth Secretariat Activities

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Knowledge management

Helping vulnerable commonwealth states to identify ways of adapting socially and economically to the impacts of climate change. Strengthening participation in the UNFCCC, using Commonwealth networks to better coordinate adaptation, and strengthening better land-use management.

Strategy
Lake Victoria Commonwealth Climate Change Action Plan

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