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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

Government of Italy Activities

Governmental

Europe

Water resources

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Action on adaptation in combatting desertification, alpine protection, agriculture, coastal protection and human health. National and local action plans. Heat Health Watch Warning System (HHWWS). Heat-Health Action Plan

Academic Assessment
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Italy: An Economic Assessment

Action Plans
National Action Plan to Combat Desertification and Drought

Projects

Government of Latvia Activities

Governmental

Europe

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Financial support

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Education

Financing environmental protection investments, integrating adaptation into health, agriculture and national security conceptions, at all government levels including local. Hyrdological and metereological information and assessment.

Funding

 

Government of Malta Activities

Governmental

Europe

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Adaptation in the water sector (coastal zones) and development of new water management technologies.

Example projects

 

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

Government of New Zealand Activities

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Financial support

Partnerships with key sectors for water and coastal issues, biodiversity, maintaining public infrastructure (such as transport, telecommunications and energy supply), and primary production (ie, agriculture, including fostering appropriate land-use development and planning). Supporting and encouraging industries and communities in vulnerable sectors and regions to engage in early planning. Integrating adaptation into Flood Risk Management and the Sustainable Water Programme.

Climate Change Strategy
New Zealand's Climate Change Solutions, including adaptation

Sectoral Assessments and Strategies


Regional Assessments by indicator

Example projects

Tools

 

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.

Government of Romania Activities

Governmental

Europe

Oceans and coastal areas

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Education and training

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Integrating adaptation into agriculture, transport, forests, the built environment and coastal zones through national policy, research and action plans.

 

Government of South Africa Activities

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Oceans and coastal areas

Education and training

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Capacity building

Education

Thematic programs on Water, Wetlands, Fire and increased agricultural productivity. Better assessment of drought and flood risk, climate adaptation R&D and improved weather reporting. Community-level projects. Adjusting national spatial planning to better protect coastlines.

Thematic Programs

Strategies
Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan for the Westerne Cape

Research & Development
Environmental Stress Tollerance Research (GMOs)

Academic Assessments
Adapting to climate, water and health stresses: insights from Sekhukhune, South Africa

Government of Sweden Activities

Governmental

Europe

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Oceans and coastal areas

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Creating multi-level inter-sectoral network to stimulate adaptation action at regional and municipal levels as well as better coordinating adaptation action with rescue services, national planning and meteorological information services. Some pilot actions at municipal level to better protect settlements against the sea, landslides and storms.

Swedish Assessment Report
Sweden facing climate change - threats and opportunities

Example outputs
Climatools

Sectoral Action
National Efforts

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

Government of the United Kingdom Activities

Governmental

Europe

Education and training

Water resources

Oceans and coastal areas

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Education

Communication and awareness raising

Training

Increasing evidence base about impacts and consequences, raising awareness in public and private sector, developing pilot projects and integrating adaptation into all levels of government.

Strategies


Projects


Research Database

 

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 and Government of Japan, Global Environment Information Centre Funding Database for Asia-Pacific

Intergovernmental

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Other

Financial support

Funding opportunities in Asia-Pacific region.

Government of the United States Activities

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

North America

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Education and training

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Financial support

Education

Integrating climate information into disaster relief management, training developing countries in climate adaption in the farming sector, reducing pacific island vulnerability to climate change, increasing knowledge on climate impacts and adaptation at regional level (Alaska, California, the Carolinas and others). Providing NASA observations to development planning through SERVIR. Thematic and sectoral programs at national level.

Example Projects

Research Publications

 

Government of Portugal Activities

Governmental

Europe

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Raising heat wave preparedness through the national health and emergency services, integrating adaptation into water and river basin mangement plans. Coastal zone management "priorities". National Plan for protection of forests against wild fires.

London Mayor Activities

Governmental

Europe

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Education

Training

Identifying the main climate impacts likely to affect London, establishing the current risk baseline and analyzing the impact of climate change on the probability of key natural hazards, such as flooding and drought. Implementing risk-management actions to prevent, prepare, respond and recover. Adjusting London's water infrastructure to climate risk.

Strategies
London Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Draft)

Stakeholder Groups
London Climate Change Partnership

Adaptation to Climate Change of Wheat and Potatoes Productive Systems (IADB)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

South America

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Other

Facilitates selection and production of climate-resilient genotypes for local implementation with the aim of strengthening adaptive capacity in South America.

Project documents (Spanish)

Adaptation to Climate Change: Responding to coastline change and its human dimensions in West Africa through Integrated Coastal (GEF)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Oceans and coastal areas

Other

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Implements context-specific training and evaluation measures to increase adaptive capacity. Integrates monitoring and capacity considerations into planning processes and policies. Awareness raising activities to enhance knowledge and cooperation in climate change adaptation across scales. Develops sustainable practices to reduce ecosystem deterioration and promote livelihood resilience.                            

Project Document
Integrated Coastal Area Management in West Africa

Adapting the Framework of Forestry Policy to meet the needs of climate change in the MENA region (GIZ)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Terrestrial ecosystems

Other

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Provides training for related sectors to enhance understanding of the connections between the environment, climate change and poverty. Provides policy advice for decision-makers and implementers that integrates academic findings. Invests in media to raise awareness of climate change impacts.

Reports

Assistance to Improve Local Agricultural Emergency Preparedness in Caribbean countries highly prone to hurricane-related disasters (FAO)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Provides participatory assessment and recommendations to facilitate the development of disaster preparedness measures. Conducts cross-scale cooperative evaluation highlighting best practices with a goal of building capacity and resilience.

Reports

Building Adaptive Capacity to Cope with Increasing Vulnerability due to Climate Change (ICRISAT)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Communication and awareness raising

Capacity building

Knowledge management

Other

Implements a capacity building intiative for institutions for the training of 'Future Change Agents'. Enhances knowledge of local scientists, organisations and decision-makers to inform on climate and adaptation issues particularly in agriculture.          

Article
Building adaptive capacity to cope with climatic vulnerability in Africa

Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change for Selected Southeast Asian Countries: Vulnerability assessment and economic analysis of adaptation (IDRC)

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Maps and analyses vulnerabilities and designs appropriate adaptation strategies allowing for climate change to be mainstreamed.

Government of United States - Building Climate Resilience of Mekong Hydropower Dams

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Joint initiative with the Lower Mekong Initiative to build capacity to integrate adaptation measures into planning and building processes. Development of modeling and analytical tools. Encourage cross sectoral partnerships and knowledge sharing.

Additional Information
Managing Sediment, Climate Change in Mekong Basin Dams

CapaSIDS: Capacity Building and Knowledge on Sustainable Responses to Climate Change in Small Island States (IDRC)

Governmental

Small Island Developing States

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Other

Creates socio-economic and climate change scenarios to inform long-term planning and decision-making in coastal zones with a view to incorporating and mainstreaming adaptation strategies. Training is provided to urban developers on incorporating chosen adapation measures into plans.

UN-HABITAT - Cities and Climate Change Initiative (CCCI)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

South America

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Capacity building

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Cross-scale education in climate change impacts and development of adaptive measures. Disseminates information, replicates and up-scales actions amongst network partners. Supports measures to mainstream capacity-building actions across scale and sectors.

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