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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

Siyanda on-line database on gender and development materials

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

Government of United States - ADAPT

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Provides advice and support for decision-makers to enhance implementation of environmental laws and policies. Invests in climate-smart food security actions to build resilience. Supports community-based adaptation projects enhancing knowledge, natural resource management and addresses vulnerability reduction.

Factsheet
Accessing Climate Change and Resilience Funds for Asia-Pacific

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.

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

AFDB - Lake Chad Sustainable Development Support Program (PRODEBALT)

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Provides funding to develop sustainable technical actions for Lake Chad and increase its productivity.

Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation
(ACCCA Project)

Academic

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education and training

Financial support

Drawing on lessons learned on communicating climate risk information to decision-makers. Informing effective decision-making on reducing vulnerability through a series of pilot projects funded through the project.

Outputs
Pilot Actions Database

 

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

 

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 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

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

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 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.

Eldis - Adaptation dossier

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Education

Knowledge management

Summarizing current thinking on climate adaptation issues with access to relevant and up to date resources and publications sorted according to theme or region.

Example publications

 

Energy and Resource Institute Activities
(TERI)

Academic

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Conducting assessments of vulnerability and sharing these with local communities through an "Information Sharing System".

Example publications
Adaptation to Climate Change in the context of Sustainable Development

European Commission Joint Research Centre Activities
(JRC)

Academic

Europe

Education and training

Education

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides scientific support for the development and monitoring of European policies in the area of regional and global climate change, in particular through the assessment of climate change impacts and policy responses.

Example Projects
PESETA Project on Climate Change Impacts in Europe

Fiji School of Medicine Activities

Academic

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Human health

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Piloting projects to increase health sector capacity to deal with water-related adverse health impacts in Barbados, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Jordan, Kenya and Uzbekistan.

From Risk to Resilience Program

Academic

Non-Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Identifying and evaluating (in terms of costs and benefits) disaster risk reduction actions in Pakistan, Nepal and India.

Example field studies

 

Frontier Research Centre for Global Change Activities

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Education

Developing projections and predictions about future climate change.

International Research Institute for Climate and Society Activities
(IRI)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Providing climate monitoring, climate forecasts, IRI seasonal climate forecasts, numerical climate prediction tools, forecast methodologies, research and software tools in order to enable effective adaptation decision-making within specific sectors.

Projects


Publications

 

Institute of Development Studies Activities
(IDS)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education

Disseminating information on community-based adaptation practices to catalyze further action.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Activities

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Advances the conceptual and methodological development of risk and vulnerability research, carries out selected risk and vulnerability assessments, carries out integrative stakeholder-led case studies and develops interactive tools that can provide training on vulnerability and adaptation.

Relevant ongoing work within the NWP
Action Pledge

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Centre on Global Change and Health Activities

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Human health

Education

WHO collaborating research centre to contribute to the national, regional and global valuation of health impacts of climate change and improve knowledge of public policy responses to extreme weather events.

Example Projects

Mountain Research Initiative

Academic

All regions

Education and training

Tourism

Education

Developing strategies for detecting impacts of climate change in mountainous regions, defining the consequences of climate change for these regions and lowlands dependent on mountainous resources, and define proposals towards sustainable land, water and ressource management.

Example outputs

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