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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

Wetlands International Activities

Non-Governmental

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Water resources

Education

Integrating wetlands conservation and restoration into adaptation.

Sample leaflet
Understanding linkages between mangrove forests and livelihoods

Government of the Netherlands Activities

Governmental

Europe

Education and training

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Oceans and coastal areas

Education

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Financial support

Strengthening coastal defences, increasing discharge capacity, subjecting planning to "water tests" and involving all climate-related sectors into adaptation work. Payments for ecosystem services.

Academic Assessment

Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (ORA) - República Argentina Activities

Governmental

South America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Education

The ORA (Argentinian Bureau of Agriculture Risk) assesses the risks (agro-climatic, economic and market-associated) associated with agricultural activities, guides stakeholders and promotes the development of an insurance market for the sector.

ProVentium Consortium Activities

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Education

Training

Knowledge management

Integrating disaster risk reduction into development planning and financing as part of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Example outputs

 

Sahara and Sahel Observatory Activities
(OSS)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education and training

Water resources

Knowledge management

Education

Setting up regional networks, strengthening environmental surveillance and enhancing sound policy-making to combat desertification, enhance sustainable management of resources and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Example projects

Science and Development Network
(SciDev Net)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Disseminating knowledge on adaptation practices through regional networks, science communication websites and high-quality online publications through a web portal that relies adaptation publications by other organizations as well as own reporting.

Example showcased publications by third entities

Example publications

 

Stockholm Environment Institute Activities
(SEI)

Academic

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Contributing to the development of "sustainability science" assessing the connections between nature and society. "Risk Livelihoods & Vulnerability" program to understand the sources of vulnerability in the socio-economic domains and connect this to the impacts of climate change.

Outputs

Projects

State-Level adaptation programs in the US, for example

Publications

 

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Activities

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Analysing the potential and limits of adapting society to the impacts of climate change, including risk analysis, and helping organisations adapt.

Example Output
Conference: Living with climate change: are there limits to adaptation?

Example Publication
Business and Climate Change: Measuring and Enhancing Adaptive Capacity

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Climate Change Science Program Activities
(EPA)

Governmental

North America

Education and training

Education

Disseminating information about the impacts of climate change to national stakeholders and the general public and acting as a relay for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Example Publications
Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure -- Gulf Coast Study

UNEP Finance Initiative Activities
(UNEP FI)

Intergovernmental

Private

All regions

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Training

Financial support

Providing research, capacity-building, action-oriented publications and international conferences for private partners whilst helping the financial sector to establish linkages between sustainability, performance and the environment and adopt best environmental practice at all levels.

Example Output


Example Publications

 

United Nations Environment Programme - GRID-Arendal Activities

Intergovernmental

Governmental

All regions

Education and training

Terrestrial ecosystems

Human health

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Water resources

Education

Supporting informed decision-making through environmental information management and assessment; capacity building services; outreach and communication tools, methodologies and products.

Example publication
In Dead Water - Merging of Climate Change With Pollution, Over-Harvest, and Infestations in the World's Fishing Grounds

United Nations University Activities
(UNU)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Water resources

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Research and development of tools for disaster risk assessment, dry lands and water basin management, and hydrosphere management.

Example tools

Multi-hazard Risk Assessment

University of Cape Town - Climate Systems Analysis Group Activities

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Education and training

Education

Providing scientific knowledge of climate change for a non-scientific audience especially in Southern Africa and disseminating this information to national policy-makers.

Example publications
Coping with Multiple Stresses in Rural South Africa

Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean Activities
(CATHALAC)

 

Academic

South America

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Water resources

Education

Training

Communication and awareness raising

Training and education on regional water management.

Example outputs
PortalGIS: Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

World Bank Activities

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Financial support

Project and analytical work, development of tools for climate data dissemination and mapping as well as screening for climate risk to projects, and pilot insurance programs for protection against weather climate. Outputs include: screening tool 'ADAPT', guidance booklets and knowledge products with a regional focus. Project funding.

Funding

Consultations

Example Publications

 

UNESCO - World Heritage Centre Activities
(UNESCO)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Education

Knowledge management

Assessing the impacts of climate change on World Heritage sites and implementing pilot projects for adaptation at developing country world heritage sites.

Example Reports

Strategies
Strategy to Assist States Parties to Implement Management Responses

 

World Meteorological Organization Activities
(WMO)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Education

Information on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. Weather forecasts and warning.

Example outputs

 

World Tourism Organization Activities
(UNWTO)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Tourism

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Carrying out extensive research, capacity building and technical assistance activities, advocating the sustainable development of tourism in international and national policy processes, with climate change dealt with as a priority issue.

Outputs
Tourism and Climate Exchange

Example Publications

International Food Policy Research Institute Activities
(IFPRI)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

South America

Least Developed Countries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Analysing interlinkages between agriculture, climate-change and pro-poor growth, including through the analysis of farm-level adaptation strategies, the analysis of possible impacts of climate change in line with various post-2012 regimes, and innovative sources of financing for adaptation in the agriculture sector.

Programme Description
Climate Change - Minimizing the Risks and Maximizing the Benefits for the Poor

Academic Assessments


Local Coping Strategies at the Farm Level in Ethipia and South Africa


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Working Group II
(IPCC WG-2)

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Education

IPCC Working Group II assesses the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the vulnerability (sensitivity and adaptability) to climate change.

Publications

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Programme Activities
(UNESCO)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Training

Communication and awareness raising

Strategizing an integrated multidisciplinary programme capable of offering Member States capacity-building and technical advice to design and implement evidence-based policies and projects at the local, national, regional and global levels, drawing on two principal pillars: a) the sound and unbiased generation and use of data, information and research concerning climate change (the knowledge base); and b) the application of educational tools, specific sectoral measures and public awareness activities. This strategy aims to assist Member States to: build and maintain a requisite knowledge base; help adaptation to the impacts of climate change; and strengthen sustainable development.
Helping countries build their capacity to cope with disasters; it provides a forum for governments to work together, and it provides scientific and practical advice in disaster reduction.

Strategies
Draft Strategy for Action on Climate Change
Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Programme

 

BASIC project

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

South America

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Strengthening the institutional capacity of key developing countries to undertake analytical work to determine what kind of national and international climate change policies best fit within their circumstance and priorities, strengthening the bottom-up approach to international climate negotiations.

Final Report
Strengthening the capacity of developing countries to prepare for and participate in negotiations on future actions under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol

Publications

 

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
(CCCCC)

Intergovernmental

South America

Small Island Developing States

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Coordinating the Caribbean region's response to climate change, acting as a clearing house for regional climate change data, and providing climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat. Implementing community-level projects, offering training and consultancy services for climate change programmes.

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

European Environment Agency Activities
(EEA)

Intergovernmental

Governmental

Europe

Terrestrial ecosystems

Oceans and coastal areas

Tourism

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Water resources

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Assessing regional impacts of climate change, including various sectors such as water and tourism, cost-benefit analysis and continous monitoring.

Publications

 

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