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South-East Asian Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change

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.

UNDP Climate Change Adaptation SlideShare

The UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Slideshare page features powerpoints, key resources and other documentation from global workshops and trainings.

UNFCCC Reports and National Communications

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

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.

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Effective Climate Information Services for Agriculture in ASEAN

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.

Applying RAPTA to Indigenous People’s Green Climate Fund Concept Notes

Training-Workshop to Develop Concept Notes of Indigenous Peoples for the Green Climate Fund for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Read the final report from this training workshop that provided participants with unique insights and methodologies to more effectively include indigenous peoples in project implementation and design.

A study of LDC capacity at the UNFCCC

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) represent 48 of the 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Not only are they the world’s poorest economies, they are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Since 2001, they have acted together as the LDC Group in UNFCCC negotiations. But as well as providing assistance, this has aggregated individual country experiences, opinions and interests, creating challenges, particularly when trying to remedy individual countries’ struggles to participate, monitor and implement decisions back home. This paper aims to address this disconnect by analysing LDC feedback on how they prepare, analyse, report and disseminate information on the UNFCCC negotiations.

The Paris Agreement and the LDCs

At the end of 2015, the 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in Paris for the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21). On 12 December, they adopted the Paris Agreement, contained in Decision 1/CP.21. Marking the successful end to negotiations that started at COP17 in Durban four years earlier, the agreement is an important milestone for the poorest members of the international community. This paper provides an analysis of the Paris Agreement and the relevant sections of Decision 1/CP.21 that give effect to the agreement, based on the positions of the 48 Least Developed Countries.

Options for the Legal Form of the Paris Outcome

 
By: Achala Abeysinghe, Caroline Prolo
There are various legal options for the form of the final outcome from the COP21 to be held in Paris that comes under the three broad options listed in the Durban Decision.

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