Your location: Home

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

Total entries: 297
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10   ... 12
Adaptation Practice Type of organization Regional focus Sector Adaptation delivery activity Description

Groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Food Security and Livelihoods (WMI)

Academic

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Other

Design a groundwater strategy for sub-Saharan Africa considering availability, sustainability and constraints of developing the resource as well as use and adaptation considerations.                                     Country Reports 


Papers

Implementation Plan for the Caribbean Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change (CCCCC)

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Other

Long-term strategy considering funding, investment and strategies in the reduction of regional and national risk to climate change. Establishes responsibilities, governance and capacity objectives to this end. 

Project Document

Integrating Climate Change Risks and Opportunities into National Development Processes and United Nations Country Programming (UNDP)

Academic

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Advises on the integration of climate risk, adaptation and considerations of maladaptation in development policies.

AIRD lágence - Interdisciplinary and Participative Research on Interactions between Ecosystems, Climate and Societies in West Africa

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Terrestrial ecosystems

Other

Builds scientific capacity of African researchers to explore an interdisciplinary approach to development research. Facilitates networking between stakeholders engaged in climate change.  

Projects (French):

Managing Uncertainty: Innovation systems for coping with climate variability and change (ICRISAT)

Academic

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Produces research on the direct and indirect impacts of climate change, develops a system for knowledge exchange to mainstream climate risk management  research.

Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Rice Disease Resistance in East Africa (AfricaRice)

Academic

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Conducts research to establish rice gene varieties that are more resistant to disease for use by breeders. Models to predict the behaviour of pathogens in various climate scenarios designed to inform on future measures required to protect rice.

Modeling the Transformative Impacts and Costs of Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean (Caribsave)

Non-Governmental

Least Developed Countries

Other

Other

Calculates economic impacts of climate change to be used in vulnerability reduction planning and investment.                        

Report:
Quantification and Magnitude of Losses and Damages Resulting from the Impacts of Climate Change

Natural Disaster Preparedness for Coastal Cities of North Africa (WB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Oceans and coastal areas

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Produces action plan of measures to lower potential loss from extreme events.          

Projects

CIP project - Participatory Development and Testing Strategies to Reduce Climate Variability of Poor Farm Households in East Africa through Innovations in Potato and Sweet Potato Technologies and Enabling Policies

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Designs long-term technology and policy strategies to reduce the climate vulnerability of famers. Develops capacity to integrate research methods into analysis of farmer ability to adapt.

Project Proposal
 

Climate Investment Funds - Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Provides short-term finance to climate-resilient national development programmes.

Reports

Resilience and the African Smallholder: Enhancing the capacities of communities to adapt to climate change (IDRC)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Develops knowledge and technologies to improve capacity to adapt to climate change with a view to improving food security and environmental integrity. Creates context-specific local-national action plans for adaptation. 

Documentation                        

Re-thinking Water Storage for Climate Change Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa (IWMI)

Academic

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Creates guidance documentation on the integration of climate change into planning and management of water in agriculture with a view to reducing risk and building resilience.

Running Dry: Empowering poor people to manage water in arid and semi-arid lands (GWI)

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Other

Implements community-based, gender-balanced integrated water resource management (IWRM) projects to provide safe water and improve overall wellbeing.

East Africa Accomplishments
 

Biodiversity International project - Seeds for Needs

Non-Governmental

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Pre-selects crops and seed varieties that are likely to perform well in changing conditions to minimise the impacts of climate change and achieve food security. 

Project
Helping women farmers in ethiopia adapt to climate change

Utilization of Potato Genetic Diversity as Tool to Adaptation to Climate Change (IADB)

Intergovernmental

South America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Adapts potato production systems to increase resiliency under climate change. Contributes to mitigation plans for high Andes communities.

Document (Spanish)
Regional plan of operations

Water and Sanitation Sector Responses to Climate Change Impact in Yunnan Province of China and Viet Nam (WB)

Intergovernmental

Private

Asia-Pacific

Water resources

Other

Conducts technical assessments on climate change potential, risk, vulnerabilities and impacts of two cities. Provides mitigation and adaptation recommendations and outreaches programmes to raise awareness of the need to, and benefits of, adaptation and associated costs.
 

Construction of the Eastern Drainage Tunnel (CONAGUA)

Governmental

Caribbean and Central America

Water resources

Other

Allows the deficit in the rainwater evacuation capacity to be complemented during rainfall, as well as the alternate maintenance of the deep drainage during the dry season.

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

 

Government of Austria Activities

Governmental

Europe

Water resources

Human health

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Terrestrial ecosystems

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Knowledge management

Education

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Building further knowledge and undertaking concrete adaptation action in the water and agriculture sectors.

Example projects

European Commission Activities
(EC)

Intergovernmental

Governmental

Europe

Least Developed Countries

Africa and the Arab States

Small Island Developing States

Terrestrial ecosystems

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Water resources

Knowledge management

Financial support

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Education

Integrating adaptation into existing community policies, funding instruments and research and expanding the knowledge base on adaptation, as well as integrating European society into future adaptation actions.

Strategy
Green Paper on Adaptation in Europe

Open Consultation
EU Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in Developing Countries

Example legislation

Example activities

Funding
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)

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

 

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

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

LEAD International Activities

Non-Governmental

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Knowledge management

Training

Training programs and international leadership networks for sustainable development.

Example Trainings
UNDP UNEP Leadership and Skills Training for PEI Champions

Example Projects
Bali Darwin Initiative

Livelihoods connect

Non-Governmental

All regions

Education and training

Knowledge management

Training

Promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration and advocacy for promoting sustainable livelihoods, including in adaptatation to climate change.

Example project
Community drought mitigation project

 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10   ... 12

Ready for some Climate Change News?

Visit the
NEWSROOM