a proposal for technical assistance on risk assessment for disaster
... This paper gives some overview on climate change impact on human settlement and land use in Malaysia
and analyzes the current mechanism which can be used to reduce the impacts. Evaluation on land use
system and its implementation in Malaysia gives some perspective on how the existing mechanism could ...
Presentation `Building Resilience`
approach within a national Climate
framework, to safeguard and
improve coastal ecosystem services
& protection and the long term food
security, livelihoods & well-being of
Climate Carbon Air
... Oregon will be managed to further the recovery of threatened and endangered species, to provide for clean water, to
restore fire-adapted ecosystems, to produce a sustained yield of timber products, to coordinate management of lands
surrounding the Coquille Forest with the Coquille Tribe, and to prov ...
Proxy Climate Data - University of Texas at Austin
... Why bother studying ancient climate?
Who cares what happened a long time ago?
1. Past variability can show climatic extremes that have not been
experienced during recorded history
2. In order to understand the effects of human activity on
climate, we must establish what the planet, the atmosphere,
Key debates in climate, poverty and development
... Arild Vatn, Noragric: How do current structures contribute to (or solve) the climate
problem? Do we need new development structures? Zero-growth? Arild Vatn.
Asun StClair, CICERO: Climate change as a global development issue
Debate/discussion. Led by Desmond McNeill, SUM, University of Oslo.
11:05 – ...
... The list of things we need to think about which will be affected by climate change is
endless. In this section we give you a few examples of how we will need to change the
way we live in order to cope with changes to our climate.
... By accessing environmental changes and
combining the cost of climate change, and
social vulnerability index, we can have
investment that considers more than just an
economic view point.
Climate Change Leader in Residence James Hansen, Ph.D. SAVE THE DATES
... Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is a
Professor at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where he directs the Program on
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen’s research focuses on the causes and
consequences of global climate ...
Climate Change and The Military 2009
... Economically weak and badly affected neighbours.
Sea level rise would cause internal and international migration at zones
where such pattern already exists.
Agriculture likely to be very badly affected: Weather related hunger
likely to engulf billions.
... • Like the rest of the world, the UK must be
prepared to face a changing climate.
• Climate projections are predictions of how
the climate will change in the future, based on
the latest scientific understanding.
• They can help people to plan how they will
adapt to help society and the natural
Ms. Ma. Gerarda Asuncion D. Merilo - START
... What have been done?
Participated in a regional climate change
project funded by the US Country Studies
Program (1995-1997) which focused on
vulnerability and adaptation assessments for
the coastal zones, agriculture, and water
resources sectors using climate scenarios with
average changes in prec ...
Climate Variability, Change and Local Government
... weather and climate in
improving our scientific
understanding of climate
• Do Pacific Islands indigenous
people’s knowledge systems
incorporate ideas and concepts
of anthropogenic climate
• How do Pacific Islands
indigenous people manage
changes in extreme events in
• What ...
... Co-Host: Florida Climate Institute
Helping Water Utilities consider climate change and other uncertainties in their planning process
The water resources community has long assumed that hydrologic processes are stationary. For
example, safe-yield (a standard measure of system risk in ...
... Political leadership and vision triggered action beyond the ‘traditional’
Initial focus has been on climate-proofing GTP objectives, but intention to have an
integrated process from 2015
Prospect of international climate finance an important driver of the CRGE
... change activities include policy planning and implementation of climate change
programmes, negotiations under the aegis of United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dealing with
impacts, vulnerability and adaption, Prime Minister’s Coun ...
Russell Marsh Presentation
... – Profound economic, social, security, and
– no region immune from economic impacts
– will exacerbate inequalities within Europe
THE ROLE OF REGIONAL ORGANIZATION IN ADDRESSING
... primary forum for negotiating global efforts to address climate change, the UNFCCC, countries
are delivering modest progress at a pace that many commentators consider too slow. The need
for solutions that can catalyze efforts to address climate change is combined today with a need to
answer the ques ...
Climate resilience can be generally defined as the capacity for a socio-ecological system to: (1) absorb stresses and maintain function in the face of external stresses imposed upon it by climate change and (2) adapt, reorganize, and evolve into more desirable configurations that improve the sustainability of the system, leaving it better prepared for future climate change impacts. With the rising awareness of climate change impacts by both national and international bodies, building climate resilience has become a major goal for these institutions. The key focus of climate resilience efforts is to address the vulnerability that communities, states, and countries currently have with regards to the environmental consequences of climate change. Currently, climate resilience efforts encompass social, economic, technological, and political strategies that are being implemented at all scales of society. From local community action to global treaties, addressing climate resilience is becoming a priority, although it could be argued that a significant amount of the theory has yet to be translated into practice. Despite this, there is a robust and ever-growing movement fueled by local and national bodies alike geared towards building and improving climate resilience.