Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821394592
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Adaptation To A Changing Climate In The Arab Countries from the Author: Dorte Verner. The Arab region already suffers adverse consequences from climate change. This book provides information on climate change and its impact, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers.

People On The Move In A Changing Climate

Author: Etienne Piguet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400769857
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People On The Move In A Changing Climate from the Author: Etienne Piguet. Policymakers around the world are increasingly concerned about the likely impact of climate change and environmental degradation on the movement of people. This book takes a hard look at the existing evidence available to policymakers in different regions of the world. How much do we really know about the impact of environmental change on migration? How will different regions of the world be affected in the future? Is there evidence to show that migration can help countries adapt to environmental change ? What types of research have been conducted, how reliable is the evidence? These are some of the questions considered in this book, which presents, for the first time, a synthesis of relevant research findings for each major region of the world. Written by regional experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the key findings of existing studies on the linkages between environmental change and the movement of people. More and more reports on migration and the environment are being published, but the information is often scattered between countries and within regions, and it is not always clear how much of this information is based on solid research. This book brings this evidence together for the first time, highlighting innovative studies and research gaps. In doing this, the book seeks to help decision-makers draw lessons from existing studies and to identify priorities for further research.

Climate Change Human Security And Violent Conflict

Author: Jürgen Scheffran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642286267
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Climate Change Human Security And Violent Conflict from the Author: Jürgen Scheffran. Severe droughts, damaging floods and mass migration: Climate change is becoming a focal point for security and conflict research and a challenge for the world’s governance structures. But how severe are the security risks and conflict potentials of climate change? Could global warming trigger a sequence of events leading to economic decline, social unrest and political instability? What are the causal relationships between resource scarcity and violent conflict? This book brings together international experts to explore these questions using in-depth case studies from around the world. Furthermore, the authors discuss strategies, institutions and cooperative approaches to stabilize the climate-society interaction.

Climate Change And Migration

Author: Quentin Wodon
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821399721
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Climate Change And Migration from the Author: Quentin Wodon. Climate change and migration are major concerns in the MENA region, yet the empirical evidence on the impact of climate change and extreme weather events on migration remains limited. Information is broadly lacking on how households in vulnerable areas perceive changes in the climate, how they are affected by extreme weather events, whether they benefit from community and government programs to help them cope with and adapt to a changing climate, and how these conditions influence the decision of household members to migrate, either temporarily or permanently. This introductory chapter summarizes briefly the main results of the study which relied on existing data as well as focus groups and new household surveys collected in 2011 in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, and Yemen. The results suggest that households do perceive important changes in the climate, and that many households are being affected by extreme weather events resulting in losses in income, crops, and livestock. The coping and adaptation strategies used by households to deal with weather shocks are diverse, but also limited, with most households not able to recover from the negative impact of weather shocks. The ability of community level responses and government programs to support households is also very limited. Finally, while climate change is not today the main driver of migration flows, it does appear to contribute substantially to these flows, so that worsening climatic conditions are likely to exacerbate future migration flows.

Tunisia In A Changing Climate

Author: Dorte Verner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082139858X
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Tunisia In A Changing Climate from the Author: Dorte Verner. This report provides and assessment of climate risks, opportunities and actions in Tunisia. It applies climate change models and downscaling, qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze impacts on the economy and households. It concludes with a set of adaptation options that promote sustainable economic growth

Climate Change And Food Security In West Asia And North Africa

Author: Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940076751X
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Climate Change And Food Security In West Asia And North Africa from the Author: Mannava V.K. Sivakumar. The countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) have long had the challenge of providing sustainable livelihoods for their populations in the fragile ecosystems of semi-arid and arid areas. Climate change is already a reality in WANA and it places additional constraints on the already fragile ecosystems of dry areas and limited natural resources in WANA. A comprehensive and integrated approach to planning and implementing the climate change adaptation strategies across the wide range of agro-ecosystems in different countries in WANA could help both the planners and the local communities to deal effectively with the projected impacts and also contribute to overall sustainability of agricultural production systems. This book addresses the important issue of climate change and food security in West Asia and North Africa and presents the appropriate strategies which could help in the development of new policies to better adapt agriculture production systems and enhance food security in WANA.

The United Nations World Water Development Report N 3 2009 Water Adaptation In National Adaptation Programmes For Action Freshwater In Climate Adaptation Planning And Climate Adaptation In Freshwater Planning

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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231041088
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The United Nations World Water Development Report N 3 2009 Water Adaptation In National Adaptation Programmes For Action Freshwater In Climate Adaptation Planning And Climate Adaptation In Freshwater Planning from the Author: .

Climate Impacts On Energy Systems

Author: Jane O. Ebinger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386980
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Climate Impacts On Energy Systems from the Author: Jane O. Ebinger. "While the energy sector is a primary target of efforts to arrest and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and lower the carbon footprint of development, it is also expected to be increasingly affected by unavoidable climate consequences from the damage already induced in the biosphere. Energy services and resources, as well as seasonal demand, will be increasingly affected by changing trends, increasing variability, greater extremes and large inter-annual variations in climate parameters in some regions. All evidence suggests that adaptation is not an optional add-on but an essential reckoning on par with other business risks. Existing energy infrastructure, new infrastructure and future planning need to consider emerging climate conditions and impacts on design, construction, operation, and maintenance. Integrated risk-based planning processes will be critical to address the climate change impacts and harmonize actions within and across sectors. Also, awareness, knowledge, and capacity impede mainstreaming of climate adaptation into the energy sector. However, the formal knowledge base is still nascent?information needs are complex and to a certain extent regionally and sector specific. This report provides an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty. It focuses on energy sector adaptation, rather than mitigation which is not discussed in this report. This report draws largely on available scientific and peer-reviewed literature in the public domain and takes the perspective of the developing world to the extent possible."