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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

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

Asian Development Bank - Poverty and Environment Program Activities
(ADB)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Training

Knowledge management

Helping the region’s economies enhance their resilience to climate change by assisting governments to : (i) incorporate vulnerability risks into national development strategies and actions; (ii) increase climate resilience of vulnerable sectors such as water and agriculture; (iii) ‘climate proof’ investment projects ; and (iv) address social dimensions of adaptation - in particular, poverty alleviation.

Example output
Poverty-Environment Net

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Activities
(CBD)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Terrestrial ecosystems

Education

Web-based Guidance on the Integration of Biodiversity within Adaptation Planning. Gathering information and tools from a number of relevant partners.

Databases
Climate Change Database

Publications

Inter-American Development Bank Activities
(IDB)

Intergovernmental

South America

Other

Financial support

Financing, leverage, policy advice, research, and technical assistance to carry out development projects in 26 countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean region. New multidonor trust fund to finance technical assistance and grant investments for disaster prevention and risk management in its borrowing countries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Example publications
Developing and Supporting the Use of Disaster-Linked Financial Instruments: The Role of the IDB in Latin America and the Caribbean

Projects
Project Gateway

International Commission of Large Dams Activities

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Water resources

Education

Research on increasing resilience of dams to extreme events (flooding).

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Activities
(OECD)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Europe

North America

Education and training

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

OECD both assesses costs and benefits of various climate adaptation options and contributes to the integration of climate change considerations into national development planning.

Example publications

 

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

Indian Ocean Commission - ACCLIMATE project

Intergovernmental

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Other

Capacity building

Other

Facilitates dialogue between policy makers and scientists on adaptation and climate issues. Add knowledge on these subjects by hosting seminars and producing studies and reports.

Small Island Developing States Network
(SIDSNet)

Intergovernmental

Small Island Developing States

Education and training

Knowledge management

Sharing of best practice and expertise.

Reports

National and Regional Assessment Reports of the Small Island Developing States

 

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 Convention to Combat Desertification Activities
(UNCCD)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Water resources

Knowledge management

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Combatting desertification through regional and national action programs.

Example events

CRIC7 on Climate and Land

Presentation
How Land can make a difference (to climate)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Activities
(UN-ESCAP)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Education and training

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Promoting the environmentally sustainable economic growth “Green Growth” approach as a practical tool for achieving sustainable development as well as a strategy for responding to global efforts for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Taking proactive and concrete measures to serve as the regional platform for policy dialogue for forging regional perspectives on the post-2012 climate framework and to enhance common knowledge of the region on new policy options on climate action in the context of sustainable development.

Activities
Range of activities

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Activities
(UNECA)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Communication and awareness raising

Mainstreaming climate change into development policy, strategies and programmes; conference on reviewing NAPAs.

UNESCO - IHE Institute for Water Education Activities

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Water resources

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Training

Education

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure

 

United Nations Environment Programme Activities
(UNEP)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Terrestrial ecosystems

Oceans and coastal areas

Water resources

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Building key adaptive capacity of the developing world, increasing ecosystem resilience and reducing the risk of climate-related disasters and conflicts, and mobilizing and managing knowledge for adaptation policy and planning.

Strategies
Proposed Medium-term Strategy 2010–2013

Workshops and Meetings


NAPA support
Worksheets and Technical Notes for Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research Activities
(UNITAR)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Training

Supports country-driven capacity building initiatives and serves as a rapid and efficient implementation tool for the work of the UNFCCC with GEF Implementing Agencies and other bilateral donors. Assists in enhancing or creating regional pools of expertise in the developing world giving priority to Southern research institutions and NGOs that have expertise in the area of climate change and are committed to building capacity at the national and regional level. Promotes the work of partner organizations, assists in their fund raising, and facilitates efficient and secure communication between partners.

Summary Reports
Report of Activities

Projects

 

United Nations Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Activities
(UN/ISDR)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Communication and awareness raising

Financial support

Education

Integrating adaptation into disaster risk reduction strategies, undertaking specific risk reduction activities and achieving routine use of climate information by risk decision makers through the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Financing facility

 

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

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

 

World Bank's Project Portfolio

Intergovernmental

All regions

Other

Financial support

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Database on World Bank lending projects since 1947, including adaptation.

World Food Programme Activities
(WFP)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Enabling development, saving lives in refugee crises and other emergencies, improving nutrition and quality of life of world's most vulnerable people. Assisting governments in putting in place and in strengthening early-warning and emergency preparedness systems at the national and regional level.

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

ISDR, UNDP and OCHA - Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative
(CADRI)

Intergovernmental

All regions

Education and training

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Water resources

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Training

Communication and awareness raising

Education

Providing knowledge services (training, webpages, promotion materials), material services (exchange and lessons learned, capacity development tools and processes, learning materials), guidance and country and regional support to strengthen the integration of disaster reduction into country and regional policies through UN country teams.

 

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