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Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2017Humanitarian crises appear dramatic, overwhelming and sudden, with aid required immediately to save lives. Whereas climate change is about changing hazard patterns and crises are in reality rarely unexpected, with academic researchers and humanitarian and development organisations warning about possible risks for months before they take place.Document
Vulnerability to climate change and adaptation strategies of local communities in Malawi: experiences of women fish-processing groups in the Lake Chilwa BasinEarth System Dynamics, 2016In recent years, research on climate change and human security has received much attention among policy makers and academia alike.DocumentIOPscience, 2017The central role of forests in climate change mitigation, as recognized in the Paris agreement, makes it increasingly important to develop and test methods for monitoring and evaluating the carbon effectiveness of REDD+.Document
Projected impacts of climate change on forests in the Brahmaputra, Koshi, and Upper Indus river basinsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Two dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), IBIS and LPJ, were used to assess the projected impacts of climate change on forests in terms of the shifts in vegetation types and changes in NPP (net primary productivity) in the mid Brahmaputra, Koshi, and upper Indus river basins.Document
Impacts of higher temperatures on labour productivity and value for money adaptation: lessons from five DFID priority country case studiesVivid Economics, 2017This report assesses the impact increased temperatures will have on labour productivity in select DFID priority countries, and maps out the adaptation options that could mitigate these impacts.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Human efforts to address poverty, enhance welfare, and conserve natural resources and the environment often fail because of faulty governance and implementation. Improvements in governance are consistently viewed as means to address the failures of sustainable development and natural resource management.DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2017This report presents a synthesis of the main findings identified from the external assessments and evaluations carried out since 2009 to date by Norad on Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).Document
Proceedings of the Symposium Incentivizing Mountain Communities for Ecosystem Services in the Context of a Changing Climate: International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on LivelihoodsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017The Context:DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Traditional cultivation practices of large cardamom serve as an example for harnessing a local mountain niche that is sympatric to agro-climatic ranges between 400 and 2,300 m elevations.