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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

Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change for Selected Southeast Asian Countries: Vulnerability assessment and economic analysis of adaptation (IDRC)

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Maps and analyses vulnerabilities and designs appropriate adaptation strategies allowing for climate change to be mainstreamed.

Government of United States - Building Climate Resilience of Mekong Hydropower Dams

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Joint initiative with the Lower Mekong Initiative to build capacity to integrate adaptation measures into planning and building processes. Development of modeling and analytical tools. Encourage cross sectoral partnerships and knowledge sharing.

Additional Information
Managing Sediment, Climate Change in Mekong Basin Dams

Capacity Building for Research and Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas: An Adaptive Mechanism for Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region (APN)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Oceans and coastal areas

Capacity building

Provides technical training in marine protection. Training also given in formulating monitoring and evaluation planning, data management and communications.

Report
Final Project Report

Capacity Development for Policy Makers: Addressing climate change in key sectors (UNDP)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Caribbean and Central America

South America

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Raises awareness of climate change and its impacts at a national level. Facilitates understanding of need for adaptation. Identifies investment and financial capacities for implementing climate related measures. 

CapaSIDS: Capacity Building and Knowledge on Sustainable Responses to Climate Change in Small Island States (IDRC)

Governmental

Small Island Developing States

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Other

Creates socio-economic and climate change scenarios to inform long-term planning and decision-making in coastal zones with a view to incorporating and mainstreaming adaptation strategies. Training is provided to urban developers on incorporating chosen adapation measures into plans.

UN-HABITAT - Cities and Climate Change Initiative Asia Pacific

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Other

Supports the integration of climate information into national and city policies and develop action plans. Develops awareness, knowledge exchange and capacity building strategies on local, national and continental levels.

Asia-Pacific Regional Strategy

Country Activities

Cities in Asia Develop Climate Change Adaptation Plans (ICLEI)

Academic

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Develops awareness and knowledge on adaptation and the capacity to act. Facilitates long-term collaborative actions between academics and decision-makers to establish local impacts of climate change and project future scenarios. Develops decision-making aids for adaptation strategies.

Climate Change Adaptation and Integration into Integrated Water Resource Management (UNEP)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Water resources

Capacity building

Other

Conducts context-specific adaptation training sessions for stakeholders. Develops and demonstrate tools for designing climate scenarios. Strengthens networks between sectors to facilitate knowledge and resource sharing.

Final Report

Climate Change Adaptation and Development Initiative (UNEP)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Facilitates cross-sector adaptation awareness raising. Participates in collaborative practical adaptation actions with governments and other organisations. Develops context-specific training and assessment manuals. Assists in integrating climate change issues into policy and planning with the goal of building capacity and reducing vulnerability.                   

Case Studies

Climate Change Vulnerability Evaluation of Coastal and Marine Areas (RIOCC)

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

South America

Oceans and coastal areas

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Monitoring and evaluation

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Conducts economic analysis of the impacts of climate change in South American coastal areas. Aims to develop the PIACC framework for analysis and reduction of human and environmental vulnerability to climate change.

Climate Policy 2012: extension of the global project “Capacity Development for Policy Makers to Address Climate Change" (UNDP)

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Capacity building

Other

Strengthens capacity in financing associate with climate change. Technical knowledge sharing in finance assessments and investments.

Factsheet
Capacity Development for Policy makers to Address Climate Change
 

Government of Germany - Climate Sensitive Flood Water Management in the Lower Mekong Basin

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Capacity building

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Other

Develops forecasting systems of riparian states. Practical education and training courses are provided to demonstrate the application of information obtained to planning sustainable adaptive measures.

Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific (under the Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Program and the Coral Triangle Initiative)

Academic

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Oceans and coastal areas

Capacity building

Other

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Assesses the needs for, and designs, a plan for the implementation of integrated and ecosystem-based coastal and marine resources management.

Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle: Southeast Asia (ADB)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Non-Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Oceans and coastal areas

Capacity building

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Strengthens capacity to maintain long-term strategies in conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine sources in the Coral Triangle.

The University of Regina - Coming Down the Mountain: Understanding the vulnerability of Andean communities to hydroclimatologic variability and global environmental change

Academic

Non-Governmental

South America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water resources

Capacity building

Other

Provides research to enhance national and regional policy design and adaptation strategies through evaluation of vulnerability and capacity related to climate change.

Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa (ACTS)

Academic

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Other

Engages stakeholders at all levels to facilitate adaptation and capacity building strategies for vulnerable communities in 8 African countries. Practical demonstrations and knowledge and technology sharing is provided to raise awareness and empower stakeholders.

Country Projects

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

Adaptation to the Impact of Rapid Glacier Retreat in the Tropical Andes Project - (PRAA Project - GEF)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

South America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Water resources

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Guides governmental and civil society groups on the integration of strategies to reduce water consumption in both the consumer and industrial sectors. Develops relationships between countries and institutions to ensure mainstreaming of adaptation in procedures involving the project. Monitoring, technical, and implementation services for projects and planning.

 

Enhancing the Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity in Agriculture and Rural Development (GFDRR)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Contributes capacity-building knowledge on preparedness and post-disaster risk managements. Provides expertise on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in agriculture and rural development.

EUROCLIMA: Climate change regional cooperation programme (EUROPEAID)

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

A platform for Latin American-European cooperation in climate change. 

Climate Change in Latin America

Evolution of Protected Area Systems with Regard to Climatic, Institutional, Social, and Economic Conditions in the West Africa Region (UNEP)

Intergovernmental

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Terrestrial ecosystems

Capacity building

Expands knowledge tools at national and regional levels to improve protected area management. Facilitates transboundary cooperation to ensure sustainability.

Five-City Network to Pioneer Climate Change Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa (IDRC)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Other

Informs on community-based best practice in adaptation to facilitate urban adaptation strategies and planning.

Food Security and Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region: Evaluating mismatch between crop development and water availability (APN)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water resources

Capacity building

Other

Evaluates data on plant life cycles, water and yields to determine best practice for climate scenarios. Knowledge enhancement will inform policy-makers and practitioners on methods in adaptation.

Factsheet

Journal Article

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

Health Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation Assessments (WHO)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

South America

Human health

Capacity building

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Provides guidance material on conducting health vulnerability and climate change adaptation assessments.                         

Documentation

Technical Paper

 

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