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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Report
Asia and the Pacific is the region most affected by natural disasters which hit hardest at the poorest countries and communities. And on present trends, as more migrants crowd into slums and shanty towns in Asia-Pacific cities, whole communities are likely to see their homes and livelihoods shattered or washed away by the wilder forces of nature.
Better understand risks, hazards and climate drivers related to National Adaptation Plans with this simple chart.
UNDP’s support to countries on sustainable land management and restoration is designed to enhance livelihoods, secure food and water, build resilience and increase carbon storage and sequestration. Drawing on over 40 years of experience and expertise, UNDP assists countries to integrate land and related environmental concerns into national and sectoral development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable growth and development.
A survey of farmers in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam reveals that farmers are keenly aware of even slight changes in their climate. Over 90% of the farmers interviewed perceived small changes in temperature or precipitation patterns where they lived. Over half claimed to have changed their irrigation, timing, or crop choices because of climate change. Although the link between perceived changes and stated adaptations is weak, farmers are aware of the types of changes they need to make in response to climate change in South-East Asia. Adaptation responses must be firmly grounded in not only local conditions, but also the views of participants at the front lines of climate change impacts. The knowledge base of farmers grappling with the challenges of climate change must be taken into account when policy responses to support adaptation are formulated.
The UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Slideshare page features powerpoints, key resources and other documentation from global workshops and trainings.
In 1992, countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a response to the problem of global warming. Five years later, they adopted the Kyoto Protocol, which strengthens the Convention by setting legally binding emission reduction requirements for 37 industrialized countries.
Acclimatise is a specialist consulting, communications and digital application company providing world-class expertise in climate change adaptation and risk management. We are leaders because we only focus on adaptation, and our work is shaping the adaptation agenda across the world. We bridge the gap between the latest scientific developments and real world decision-making, helping our clients to introduce cost-effective measures to build climate resilience into their strategies, processes and activities.
The ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) Knowledge Exchange Event on Effective Use of Climate Information Services (CIS) for Agriculture in ASEAN was conducted on 21–23 March 2017 in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. The event brought together ASEAN Ministries of Agriculture, Ministries of Environment, National Meteorological and Hydrological Institutes (NMH) of ASEAN Member States (AMS), development partners, academic and civil society organizations involved in the generation and provision of CIS in the agriculture sector.