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  • Reducing the impact of seasonal flooding in Vietnam

    28 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/reducing-impact-seasonal-flooding-vietnam

    This case critiques the implementation of a participatory project on disaster preparedness in Vietnam. The project was implemented by Oxfam UK and two local partners. The partner organisations implemented a range of activities related to early warning among community members, reconstruction, etc. A number of local, regional and national organisations have taken part in most of the activities, and links have developed within and between grass roots and government organisations regarding support, early warning and disaster preparedness Oxfam has supported and implemented emergency response projects in Vietnam as a reaction to a range of natural disasters, including floods, droughts, typhoons and landslides, as well as implementing community-based disaster preparedness projects in a number of provinces...
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  • Reduce carbon foot prints in workplace

    23 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/reduce-carbon-foot-prints-workplace

    The advent of Google docs, Blogging, Image Sharing sites could mark the end of hard copies for: books, journal and documents; given that people now have the option of accessing and storing soft copies of documents through Google docs, Blogging, Image Sharing sites. I think when majority of people embrace use of soft copies, instead of printing out documents, the quest for a paperless environment and saving trees will be actualised...
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  • Eco-city, Johannesburg

    21 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/eco-city-johannesburg

    Eco-Cities are places where people can live healthier and economically productive lives while reducing their impact on the environment. They work to harmonize existing policies, regional realities,economic and business markets with their natural resources and environmental assets. Eco-Cities strive to engage all citizens in collaborative and transparent decision making...
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  • Co-impacts of energy-related climate change mitigation in Africa's least developed countries : the evidence base and research needs

    11 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/co-impacts-energy-related-climate-change-mitigation-africa%E2%80%99s-least-developed-countries

    While Africa's least developed countries' emissions of greenhouse gases are relatively small, inattention to the mitigation agenda would mean that developing countries both miss potential funding opportunities and fail to 'climate-proof' their development strategies. There is little work focusing explicitly, and simultaneously, upon climate change mitigation and co-impacts has been carried out in Africa's least developed countries...
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  • Mapping malaria severity zones with Nigeriasat-1 incorporated into geographical information system

    11 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/mapping-malaria-severity-zones-nigeriasat-1-incorporated-geographical-information

    It has been derive environmental factors that are likely to influence malarial distribution from Nigeriasat-1 in a geographical information systems (GIS) environment and relate it to the empirical evidence of reported malarial cases in the hospitals using discriminant analysis (DA) to characterize, identify and map malarial risk zones...
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  • FAO helps Tanzania monitor carbon stocks

    11 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/news/fao-helps-tanzania-monitor-carbon-stocks

    Forest soils contain important carbon stocks. Deforestation, forest degradation, and changes in forest management practices can all release carbon from soil into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Deforestation, forest degradation, and changes in forest management practices can all release carbon from soil into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change...
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  • ECOWAS High Level Forum: "towards sustainable energy for all in West Africa" 29 - 31 October 2012 , Accra

    05 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/news/ecowas-high-level-forum-towards-sustainable-energy-all-west-africa-29-31-october-2012-accra

    The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GSFE), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are jointly organizing an ECOWAS-GFSE-UNIDO High Level Energy Forum on "Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency" from the 29–31 October 2012, in Accra, Ghana...
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  • Biotechnology for Africa's sustainable water supply : WATERBIOTECH

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/cases/biotechnology-africa%E2%80%99s-sustainable-water-supply-waterbiotech

    Biotechnology applied in the treatment of polluted water resources can play an important role in addressing the challenge of water scarcity in developing countries. Biotechnological methods are governed by plants or micro-organisms which can detoxify contaminants in water, soils, sediment, and sludge...
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  • A toolkit for designing climate change adaptation initiatives

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/toolkit-designing-climate-change-adaptation-initiatives

    This Toolkit, prepared by UNDP practitioners, aspires to support all those involved in the design of measurable, verifiable, and reportable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance. As such, it seeks to answer the following question: What are the basic steps in planning and designing an adaptation initiative?
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  • Community based disaster risk management : Field practioners handbook

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/community-based-disaster-risk-management-%E2%80%93-field-practioners-handbook

    The purpose of the Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Field Practitioners' Handbook is to help equip CBDRM practitioners with theories and practical tools that can be applied in community work. The handbook is divided into three parts: Part 1 Community-Based Disaster Risk Management: A Framework for Reducing Risk and definition of basic CBDRM concepts Part 2 Resource Packs: Essential tools for implementing various stages of the CBDRM process Part 3 Major Considerations in undertaking CBDRM: A discussion of tools on two cross-cutting themes related to CBDRM - Gender Conscious Approach to CBDRM and Disaster Risk Communication (DRC)
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  • Costing agriculture's adaptation to climate change

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/costing-agriculture%E2%80%99s-adaptation-climate-change

    Climate change poses a major challenge to agriculture. Rising temperatures will change crop growing seasons. And changing rainfall patterns will affect yield potentials. Underinvestment over the past 20 years has left the agricultural sector in many developing countries ill-prepared for the changes ahead...
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  • Adaptation costs for climate change-related cases of diarrhoeal disease, malnutrition, and malaria in 2030

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/adaptation-costs-climate-change-related-cases-diarrhoeal-disease-malnutrition-and

    This article estimates costs of treating diarrhoeal diseases, malnutrition (stunting and wasting only), and malaria in 2030 under three climate scenarios using (1) the current numbers of cases; (2) the projected relative risks of these diseases in 2030; and (3) current treatment costs. The analysis assumed that the number of annual cases and costs of treatment would remain constant...
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  • Adaptation to climate change: More than technology

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/adaptation-climate-change-more-technology

    This paper discuss the concept of 'technology' for adaptation and if/how technological approaches can make a positive contribution to national adaptation strategies. Technology can play a major part in reducing vulnerability to climate change. It can advance climate adaptation by developing and conveying information, by supporting planning and decision-making, and by confronting climate-related risks...
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