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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 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

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

 

Science and Policy Interfaces for Disaster Reduction
(SPIDER Network)

Academic

Europe

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Knowledge management

Exploring the interface between physical and social science approaches to managing disaster risk and uncertainty by forging interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships.

Example publication
Making Maps to Reduce Vulnerability: does it really work?

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

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

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


Institute of Development Studies and Christian Aid - Climate and Disaster Governance

Academic

Non-Governmental

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Capacity building

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Investigating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction governance at the national and sub-national levels, including citizen engagement and accountability in the policy process, the role of social protection instruments, institution building in fragile states and the implications for international policy frameworks. First publications on disaster insurance.

Publications

 

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

 

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

 

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Education and training

Capacity building

Knowledge management

Education

Improving the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable and working to establish a self-sustained African body of expertise on adaptation that responds to needs defined by African communities, decision makers, and institutions.

Adaptation Knowledge Platform (Asia Region)

Academic

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Collaborative partnership that supports research and capacity building across Asia. Facilitates inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange to develop knowledge of climate change across scales and assist policy makers.

Publications

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