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CBA Jamaica - JCDT - Success Story

CBA Jamaica: Reducing erosion and landslides with sustainable agriculture

August 2011

UNDP-ALM Case study: Zimbabwe - December 2012

Abstract: Long known as the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe has for the last 30 years experienced dramatic losses in agricultural production resulting in critical food and fuel shortages. Coupled with the economic and political constraints, drought and climate change are testing the limits of agricultural production in Zimbabwe. In rural Zimbabwe, and specifically in the pilot project area Chiredzi district, drought is becoming an increasingly common occurrence.

UNDP-ALM Case Study: Mozambique - February 2011

Abstract: The Government of Mozambique recognizes that the country is vulnerable to catastrophes and that the hazards resulting from climate change are exacerbating the persistence of absolute poverty in Mozambique. Of all of the natural hazards affecting the country, drought is the most common and the most devastating. In light of this challenge, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing the Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) project in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

UNDP-ALM Case Study: Ethiopia - February 2012

Abstract: Vulnerability analyses for Ethiopia suggest that environmental changes over the coming decades present a serious threat to economic and social sectors.  Water is a specifically fragile resource with the frequency and intensity of drought projected to increase. Addressing long-term climate change is thus required to reduce the impacts on livelihoods and bolster major economic sectors such as agriculture, which is the mainstay of the country.

UNDP-ALM Kenya Case Study (January 2013)

Abstract: Kenya's geographic location makes it inherently prone to cyclical droughts and floods. Moreover, according to the Intitial National Communication (INC), such types of cyclical climate-driven events will increase in intensity and frequence due to global climate change. Livelihoods and economic activities in Kenya are highly vulnerable to climate fluctuations, with the districts of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) being among the most vulnerable to recurrent droughts, and to long-term cliamte change.

UNDP-ALM Case Study - Armenia - September 2010

Abstract: Containing more than half the region’s floral diversity and over 300 species of trees and bushes, Armenia’s forest ecosystems form a vital eco-corridor that extends through the Eastern Lesser Caucasus. Although these forests are a biodiversity hotspot and a global conservation priority, the region has been identified as critically vulnerable, especially to the risks posed by climate change.

UNDP-ALM Namibia Case Study - December 2012

Abstract: Namibia is one of the most arid countries south of the Sahara, characterized by high climatic variability in the form of persistent droughts, unpredictable and variable rainfall patterns, variability in temperatures and scarcity of water. The Initial National Communication (2002) classified Namibia as highly vulnerable to the predicted effects of climate change. Expected climate change impacts will most significantly affect water availability and natural resource management.

UNDP-ALM Ecuador Case Study (December 2010)

Abstract: Ecuador is well known for its beautiful and rugged topography and has an extreme diversity of climates that range from high altitude glaciers to tropical rain forests in the Amazon and dry tropical forest on the Pacific Coast. Some of these areas show a greater sensitivity to climate change, or will undergo rapid changes as a result of climate change. Water is a defining factor in this process. In Ecuador melting glaciers and irregular rainfall have already begun affecting available power, agricultural production and drinking-water supplies.

UNDP-ALM Zambia Case Study (March 2011)

Abstract: Zambia has been experiencing adverse impacts of climate change - including an increase in frequency and severity of seasonal droughts, occasional dry spells, and increases in temperatures in valleys, flash floods and changes in the growing season. The effects of climate change, including drought, flooding, extreme temperatures and prolonged dry spells will negatively impact food and water security in Zambia and, ultimately, will affect the sustainability of rural livelihoods.

UNDP-ALM Case Study: Burkina Faso (September 2010)

Project Objective: to enhance Burkina Faso's resilience and adaptation capacity to climate change risks in the agro-sylvo-pastoral sector. The specific objective of the proposed project is to implement priority interventions that will reduce vulnerability of communities and food-production systems in Burkina Faso threatened by changes in mean climatic conditions and climatic variability.

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