3 edition of Climate change adaptation in developed nations found in the catalog.
Climate change adaptation in developed nations
Ford, James D. Dr
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||James D. Ford, Lea Berrang-Ford, editors|
|Series||Advances in global change research -- v. 42, Advances in global change research -- v. 42.|
|LC Classifications||QC981.8.C5 C511347 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xx, 490 p. :|
|Number of Pages||490|
|ISBN 10||9789400705661, 9789400705678|
|LC Control Number||2011931286|
He currently researches international environmental problems and the role of interest groups in national and international policy-making processes. Focusing on evidence from developed countries, the contributions provide reasons for both optimism and concern, and lessons that are critical for anyone interested in climate change policy and a sustainable future. Developing countries are already suffering from the impacts of climate change and are the most vulnerable to future change. We are making progress on both these fronts — but progress needs to be much faster. Byup to million people in Africa could be exposed to greater risk of water stress. Some advocates have thus proposed integrating climate change adaptation into poverty reduction programs.
Some have begun to take steps to adapt to threats intensified by climate change, such as flooding, bushfires, heatwaves, and rising sea levels. In the meantime the climate finance landscape is dominated by bilateral aid agencies and international development institutions, which implement GEF projects and have set up their own climate finance initiatives. The NAPAs have proved an important way to prioritise adaptation actions for least developed countries. For example, extreme events including droughts, floods and loss of glacial meltwater could trigger large-scale population movements and largescale conflict due to competition over scarcer resources such as water, food and energy.
This book helps researchers realize the global impacts of climate change on the built environment and economic sectors, and enhances their understanding of current climate change measures, actions, policies, projects and scenarios. Climate change threatens to exacerbate or stall progress on fixing some of these pre-existing problems, and creates new problems. It is a strong step forward in bringing together this literature and thinking in one collective piece of writing. There has also been a push for more direct access to funding. The search for new institutional arrangements has therefore been an important aspect of the climate finance discussion. The outcome has been the creation of a new organisation, the Green Climate Fund GCFwhich will be the main channel through which climate finance is allocated.
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Empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action on climate change gives a strong sense of ownership and helps ensure local priorities and needs are met.
The four main definitions of additionality are:  Climate finance classified as aid, but additional to over and above the 0. Looking ahead, Huq discusses the challenges and opportunities for pushing CBA up the climate change policy agenda. About this book Introduction This book describes the risks, impacts, measures, actions and adaptation policies that have developed globally as a result of the severe impacts of global climate change.
The search for new institutional arrangements has therefore been an important aspect of the climate finance discussion. As well as via funding envisioned through the operationalization of the Adaptation Fund under the Kyoto Protocol, innovative financing options are needed to close the gap between costs of adaptation and available resources.
Using local coping strategies can assist community-based adaptation and can be facilitated by knowledge exchange within different communities facing similar problems, such as via the UNFCCC local coping strategies database.
Donor countries have met their initial commitment on fast-start finance. Finding synergies between the Rio Conventions could also help share information and knowledge on assessment processes.
Current global funding for adaptation is a fraction of this figure and access to these funds for developing countries is often lengthy and complex. A large share of income would also have to come from the private sector through mechanisms like carbon trading.
For more information, email m. The main output is the guidance on integrating adaptation into development co-operation activities.
The GCF, which is head-quartered in South Korea, is controlled by a Board on which developed and developing countries are equally represented. This would take into account lessons learned from the NAPA preparation process and its successful experience at policy integration, as well as relevant outcomes from the Nairobi work programme.
The UNFCCC secretariat, using current information available on existing and projected investment flows and financing relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to climate change, has estimated that by developing countries will require USD 28 — 67 billion in funds to enable adaptation to climate change.
And within funding available for adaptation, the bulk tends to go to big projects at the national level, with very little flowing down to the local, most vulnerable communities. Innovative risk sharing mechanisms are needed to respond to the new challenges posed, including increasing frequency of extreme events, land degradation and loss of biodiversity Chen Yiwen.
Future decisions within the UNFCCC negotiating process must assist developing countries in a streamlined, innovative and transparent way, with transfer of knowledge, technology and financial resources to adapt and to adapt at all levels and in all sectors. Delays in implementing adaptation will also lead to greater dangers to more people.
Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. Crucially there has been little work to integrate adaptation into development plans or within existing poverty alleviation frameworks. A criticism of additionality is that it encourages business as usual that does not account for the future risks of climate change.
Chapters in this book profile cases from different sectors in developed nations where specific adaptation measures have been identified, implemented, and evaluated. For example, adaptive capacity in Western Europe is generally considered to be high,  and the risks of warmer winters increasing the range of livestock diseases is well documented, but many parts of Europe were still badly affected by outbreaks of the Bluetongue virus in livestock in Instead, the aid was subtracted from other foreign assistance funds.
Better education and healthcare, access to safe drinking water, improved disaster relief and the availability of micro-finance will all make countries more resilient to climate change, but they are also basic development objectives. In the first phase we are forming a network, supporting local economists in a review of available data and selection of appropriate methodologies and developing a detailed proposal for funding in the second phase.Get this from a library!
Climate change adaptation in developed nations: from theory to practice. [James David Ford; Lea Berrang-Ford;] -- It is now widely accepted that adaptation will be necessary if we are to manage the risks posed by climate change.
What we know about adaptation, however, is limited. While there is a well. UNDP engagement on climate change adaptation in Africa 22 Results for UNDP-supported projects 22 Scaling-up and mainstreaming adaptation 23 Least developed countries in Africa are among the most vulnerable to climate change, yet the least able to adapt.
In many cases, they lack the technical, financial and institutional. Adaptation will be necessary if the risks posed by climate change are to managed.
This book details cases from sectors and regions in developed nations where specific adaptation measures have been identified, implemented and evaluated. Chapters in this book profile cases from different sectors in developed nations where specific adaptation measures have been identified, implemented, and evaluated.
The contributions provide practical advice and guidance that can help guide adaptation planning in multiple contexts, identifying transferable lessons.
This book describes the risks, impacts, measures, actions and adaptation policies that have developed globally as a result of the severe impacts of global climate change.
In-depth chapters focus on climate change assessment (CCA) in terms of vulnerabilities and reflection on the built environment and measures and actions for infrastructure and urban areas. This deficit in understanding is particularly pronounced in developed nations which have typically been assumed to have a low vulnerability to climate change.
Yet as recent research highlights, this assumption is misplaced: developed nations are experiencing the most pronounced changes in climatic conditions globally and have significant pockets of vulnerability.