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Explaining Climate Facts - 3/3 - Adaptation & Mitigation
 
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Episode 3 – Adaptation and mitigation (Subtitles available in English) More information on the GreenFacts website: http://www.greenfacts.org/en/digests/climate-change.htm Climate change has already had clear impacts on natural and human systems. Over the coming decades, based on the various scenarios of emission of greenhouse gases, the range with which climate can change is quite wide, and depends on policy decisions that we take now. The risk of negative impacts results from the interaction between the climate-related hazards and the vulnerability and exposure of both natural systems and human populations. The precise level of climate change that would trigger abrupt and irreversible change remains uncertain, but the higher the global temperature gets, the more risk there is. How can we, as individuals, contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions? As individuals we can substantially lower our carbon footprint and emissions by changing our lifestyle : diet habits, reducing food waste, and modifying our consumption patterns such as our demand for mobility and modes of transportation, energy use in households, and choosing longer‐lasting products. Such changes in behaviour may improve energy efficiency by up to 20 to 30 % already in 2030 and in developed countries, by up to 50% by mid‐century. The decisions and actions that are taken now will have a long-lasting impact on the climate. At a political level or in our daily lives, we can make a difference.
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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
 
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Global warming, especially due to an increase in the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is a major cause of climate change. The GEF Small Grants Programme supports projects that address climate change mitigation, which is reducing or avoiding the emission of greenhouse gases; and climate change adaptation, which is assisting communities, especially in developing countries to become better able to cope with the negative impacts of climate change.
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What is Climate Change? Mitigation and Adaptation in Romania
 
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Romania is committed to moving towards a greener and more competitive low carbon economy that makes efficient use of resources and is resilient to climate risk. Therefore, the Government of Romania, through the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, has requested the World Bank to provide advisory services to help meet this commitment. A program is implemented jointly by the World Bank and the Ministry, aiming to enable Romania reach the Europe 2020 objectives for fighting climate change and pursuing low carbon development. Find out what are the next steps at http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/romania/brief/romania-climate-change-and-low-carbon-green-growth-program
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Climate Change Adaptation: it's time for decisions now
 
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"We know enough about climate change -- It's time for decisions now!" Animated film. Length: 5'42" The impacts of climate change destroy people's livelihoods and homes. They damage our infrastructure and disrupt communication and trade. Moreover, climate change is endangering development successes and the poor and marginalized are often affected the most. Even if we were to stop emissions instantly, the world would not stop warming immediately due to the amount of gases we have already emitted. That's why we must do both: reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to inevitable climate change. But how can we adapt, considering that the precise extent and form of climate change aren't known? Animation film by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), produced by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
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Adaptation and Mitigation | Climate Wisconsin
 
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This animated video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board distinguishes the roles of mitigation and adaptation in responding to climate change. The video offers examples of actions that humans can take as individuals and a society to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change on natural and built environments. More info and educational resources available at http://climatewisconsin.org/. Production Credits: Finn Ryan -- producer, director Threehouse Media -- illustration, animation Ted Leonard -- voice Special Thanks: Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts © 2010 Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
How Bangladesh has adapted to climate change | The Economist
 
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Bangladesh is highly susceptible to climate change. Floods, cyclones and droughts are likely to increase as the Earth warms. Poor farmers are already trying to adapt. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.st/2Hea5EK Melting glaciers, droughts, rising sea-levels - these are just some of the environmental disruptions that are likely to worsen with climate change. But dangerous climate change is not just something that might happen in the future. The earth is already warmed by almost 1 degree Celsius since the dawn of the Industrial Age - the effects are already being felt now. Vulnerable communities are trying to adapt. Bangladesh is more at risk from climate change than almost any other country. It's prone to flooding, cyclones and drought. Climate change may already be exacerbating those things. Bangladesh sits at the bottom of a Delta plane were three main rivers converge. It's straddled by the melting Himalayan glaciers in the north and the rising waters of the Bay of Bengal in the south. That makes it highly susceptible to flooding. In 2009, cyclone Aila tore through Bangladesh, uprooting trees, flattening homes and destroying crops. Along the southern coastal regions the storm left behind salty water in areas it had inundated. Fields that had once support agriculture were deemed useless. To adapt to their newly saline environment, locals have had to change their source of food production. Through a project funded by the World Bank villagers have switched to raising crabs which thrive in saltwater. Villagers rear the crabs and sell them at a local market where they're then resold by buyers who shipped them to Dakha. Adding to this problem, in some areas farmers deliberately inundate their lands with salty water so they can farm shrimp rather than crops, which is more profitable but problematic for the environment. But the salinity creates another daunting problem - it pollutes local groundwater and makes it more difficult to access safe drinking water. Climate change is worsening this effect. Cyclones are more common, river flow has diminished, and salty water from the Bay of Bengal has been reaching ever farther into the coastal lands travelling up rivers and polluting freshwater supplies that are used for drinking and irrigation. NGOs working with the Community Climate Change Project has sought to address this problem. They've provided water tanks so locals can harvest rainwater and have helped fund a desalination plant that provides clean drinking water. In the north of the country, local livelihoods have also been threatened by water. Many villagers are beholden to the rivers. When the rivers flood, the soil used for agriculture has disappeared. Not only have they lost their homes and their crops but also their means of survival. In Ranpur, villagers have learned a new farming technique that works on sandbars or chars where all the soil has been eroded. Farmers dig out holes in the char fill them with compost and plant pumpkins. Pumpkins are preserved and can be sold during the rainy season providing income throughout the year. Adaptation projects such as the ones being carried out in Bangladesh have had a huge impact on those involved but Bangladesh is not the only place where the effects of climate change are already being felt and adapted to. Rotterdam is building floating pavilions to pilot a city that rises with its sea levels. London will improve the Thames Barrier so it can better protect the city from floods. A decade ago adaptation was almost taboo in international discussions about climate change because it was believed to distract attention from the vital task of stopping global warming altogether. Now those are recognized as important. But can keep them in poor countries like Bangladesh adapt quickly enough? We don't know yet. Richer countries are better able to withstand the potential shocks that climate change will bring. If change is slow enough, it gives people more time to act and increases the odds of success. World leaders tend to talk about stopping climate change. It would help poor farmers enormously if it could only be slowed down. Daily Watch: mind-stretching short films throughout the working week. For more from Economist Films visit: http://econ.st/2Hea6bM Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: http://econ.st/2HdlzrZ Follow The Economist on Twitter: http://econ.st/2HcUipH Follow us on Instagram: http://econ.st/2HgJCqk Follow us on Medium: http://econ.st/2Hg15z8
Views: 30919 The Economist
Smart climate change adaptation in practice
 
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a must, but governments, businesses and communities also need to prepare for a changing climate. See how Denmark, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico are adapting to deal with the risk posed by fierce storms, unseasonal heatwaves, excessive rainfall and rising sea levels.
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English - Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
 
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The IPCC has produced a video on its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The third part on the Working Group III contribution to AR5 is now available on http://www.mitigation2014.org
Climate Change: Mitigation, Adaptation, and Geoengineering
 
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Video 2 for Khan Academy Talent Search Made using Show Me By William McCormack #khanacademytalentsearch
Views: 1958 William McCormack
Linking Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation In Agriculture And Forestry
 
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Linking Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation In Agriculture And Forestry; PhD defense of Rico Kongsager
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Strategies for Adapting to and Mitigating Climate Change
 
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This video was produced as a class project for the Fall 2015 IPS 625 course at the University of Kentucky
Views: 1223 Kenton Sena
Climate Change: Prevention, Mitigation and Adaptation
 
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Jean‐Pascal Van Ypersele, Vice‐President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the main Climate Change issues for the next few years
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Climate change: Impacts, mitigation & adaptation
 
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Students explore the basics of climate change impacts and define mitigation and adaptation in this video.
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Mitigation to Climate Change
 
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Climate change mitigation involves identifying ways to reduce heat trapping gas emissions, as well as finding ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Humans have many choices to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions, and some local and state initiatives are showing some success. Still, says Tony Janetos, convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment’s Mitigation chapter, in order to meet the lower future emissions scenarios described in the report, it would require “very ambitious transformations of the energy economy.” To learn more about climate change impacts in the United States, go to NCA2014.globalchange.gov
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English - Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
 
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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report - Working Group II - Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations
 
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) 0:13 - Intro - Harry Helling 2:35 - Main Presentation - Mark Merrifield, Director, Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Scripps Institution of Oceanography As humankind faces massive changes in weather patterns, sea level, ocean acidity, and oxygen levels, Scripps Oceanography has launched a new center focused on understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Mark Merrifield, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations explains how the members of this dynamic network will develop strategies for climate change adaptation. Recorded on 06/11/2018. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [8/2018] [Show ID: 33720]
Adapting to a changing climate
 
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A new video documentary by the UNFCCC Adaptation Committee aims at raising awareness on climate change adaptation. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation, weaving in inspiring stories of adaptation action and interviews with experts. Experts: Christina Chan, Co-Chair, Adaptation Committee Juan Hoffmaister, Co-Chair, Adaptation Committee Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC HE Lucille Sering, Secretary of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines Ms Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, academic and author of the “Stern Review” Ms Bianca Jagger, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation.
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What is CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION? What does CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION mean?
 
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What is CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION? What does CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION mean? CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION meaning - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION definition - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Climate change mitigation consists of actions to limit the magnitude or rate of long-term climate change. Climate change mitigation generally involves reductions in human (anthropogenic) emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Mitigation may also be achieved by increasing the capacity of carbon sinks, e.g., through reforestation. Mitigation policies can substantially reduce the risks associated with human-induced global warming. According to the IPCC's 2014 assessment report, "Mitigation is a public good; climate change is a case of the 'tragedy of the commons'. Effective climate change mitigation will not be achieved if each agent (individual, institution or country) acts independently in its own selfish interest (see international cooperation and emissions trading), suggesting the need for collective action. Some adaptation actions, on the other hand, have characteristics of a private good as benefits of actions may accrue more directly to the individuals, regions, or countries that undertake them, at least in the short term. Nevertheless, financing such adaptive activities remains an issue, particularly for poor individuals and countries." Examples of mitigation include phasing out fossil fuels by switching to low-carbon energy sources, such as renewable and nuclear energy, and expanding forests and other "sinks" to remove greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Energy efficiency may also play a role, for example, through improving the insulation of buildings. Another approach to climate change mitigation is climate engineering. Most countries are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ultimate objective of the UNFCCC is to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of GHGs at a level that would prevent dangerous human interference of the climate system. Scientific analysis can provide information on the impacts of climate change, but deciding which impacts are dangerous requires value judgments. In 2010, Parties to the UNFCCC agreed that future global warming should be limited to below 2.0 °C (3.6 °F) relative to the pre-industrial level. With the Paris Agreement of 2015 this was confirmed, but was revised with a new target laying down "parties will do the best" to achieve warming below 1.5 °C. The current trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions does not appear to be consistent with limiting global warming to below 1.5 or 2 °C. Other mitigation policies have been proposed, some of which are more stringent or modest than the 2 °C limit.
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Climate Change, the Science - 7.1 - Mitigation and adaptation
 
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Climate Change, the Science Unit 7: Solutions Lesson 1 - Mitigation and adaptation Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/ClimChangeScience
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Climate change and agricultural adaptation
 
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Stanford Environmental Earth System Science Assistant Professor David Lobell discusses what food policy experts should understand about future climate and how it will affect food security, investments in adaptation. Commentary by ACCA's Fatima Denton. This is the sixth lecture in Stanford's Center on Food Security and the Environment's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series.
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An Assessment of Global Climate Change: Mitigation, Adaptation and Sustainable Development
 
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Distinguished international alumnus and Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Pachauri returned to NC State on September 29, 2014 to deliver a lecture on Global Climate Change. Dr. Pachauri is an internationally recognized leader on environmental and energy issues and their policy dimensions.
Views: 1902 NC State Global
Addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation together
 
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City practitioners explain why it is important for mitigation and adaptation strategies to be combined in climate action plans to achieve the Paris 1.5°C Climate Goal.
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Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for the Dominican Republic
 
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Conversations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany discussing adaptation strategies with researchers, activists, and ministers representing the Dominican Republic.
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Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation
 
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Cornell University's David Wolfe delivers the September 20, 2010 Department of Horticulture seminar on "Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation," part of a series of talks on "Horticulture in a Changing Climate."
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Climate Change Adaptation in Megacities
 
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For a variety of reasons, the world's megacities and their elected leaders are on the forefront of efforts to deal with climate change, says guest speaker Rit Aggarwala. Ninety percent of the world's urban population lives in coastal zones where the impacts of climate change are most strongly felt. And the mayors of those cities, he says, have jurisdictional authority to address those issues. Rit Aggarwala chairs the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, composed of the world's largest and most progressive cities committed to sharing strategies to mitigate and respond to global warming. Its 69 member represent 8% of the world's population, 5% of its greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of its GDP. When you subtract the sectors of agriculture and deforestation, the remaining GHG contributing sectors are municipal in nature, Rit says, are subject to the actions of municipal government. Founded in 2005 by London Mayor Ken Livingston, C40 is a self-governing membership-led organization, not an advocacy group which helps mayors get their climate change agendas accomplished faster by connecting peers, "mayor-to-mayor, commissioner-to-commission, and program manager-to-program manager." Rit cites various examples of common-sense, implementable responses of member cities from installing drinking water fountains in London's subway system to reduce heat stroke and make the trains run on time, to installation of window screens in cities like New York and Nairobi to combat the expected invasion of new species of disease-bearing mosquitoes. The talk concludes with an extended question answer session with the audience.
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Local Climate Change Action Planning in the Philippines
 
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A video on how local governments in the Philippines can take action against climate change. *short version* The video was produced by UN-HABITAT Philippines: http://unhabitat.org.ph/, for the Department of Interior and Local Government – Local Government Academy. It was produced in the framework of the Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development (V-LED) project. To find out more about the V-LED project visit: https://localclimateaction.org The Philippines economic growth in recent years, mostly occurring in cities and urban areas, brought greater opportunities such as better public services and enhanced social equity. This growth, if not managed properly and when done unsustainably, will lead to problems like congestion, greater air pollution, and a higher demand for energy. With this urbanisation trend comes rising greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change that brings in stronger typhoons, increased rainfall and longer dry spells. If not addressed, socio-economic activities of both families and communities will be affected - making it crucial for government leaders to take adaption and mitigation actions to avoid the devastating impact of climate change. Local leaders should ensure that investments consider the environment to provide quality of life for all, now and in the future. Low emission development lowers GHG emissions and ensures climate compatible and resilient development, leading to economic, social and environmental benefits. It ensures that developments are resilient against a changing climate. Agriculture, waste, industry, forestry, transport and energy contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. These sectors are covered in the Nationally Determined Contributions or NDC. As frontline institutions Local Government Units (LGUs) can transition to action plans that support vertical integration and learning on low emission development. This dimension in planning is necessary to stimulate urban climate actions. Local governments formulate Local Climate Change Action Plans LCCAP which are integrated into or derived from long term plans like the CLUP and CDP. Using local planning processes your LGU can integrate adaptation and mitigation policies in every step of your development. With low emission development, your LGU can reduce energy costs, address local pollution and lower carbon emissions while improving local economy and creating new businesses and job opportunities. Your locality has much to gain from taking concrete actions to achieve low emission development: reduce health impacts from air pollution, sustainable energy from more secure and cheaper energy supplies; reduce poverty and enhance safety; access to climate action funding such as the green climate fund, adaption fund and people survival fund. The multiple benefits of climate action is a win-win situation for climate protection and local development. In fact there are local government units which are already demonstrating leadership for bringing down emissions. One example is the diversion of waste into compost used to grow plants and crops, and processing of garbage into alternative fuels. There are more examples from other LGUs that have also transitions towards this development model with the assistance of various programmes and using tools and resources for integrating low emission development into planning and decision making. How do you start? You start by including GHG inventory and management into your local plans. Investment programmes and budget processes with the end goal of producing sustainable solutions. Your responsibility is clear: addressing emissions needs to be an integral part of your development planning and investment programming with meaningful participation from all stakeholders, with your city and other local governments leading the way.
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An innovative strategy for climate change mitigation and adaptation
 
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An innovative strategy for climate change mitigation and adaptation. A presentation by John Munford (Chief Executive Officer, Marine Resource Management Ltd) at the Oceans of Potential conference, Wednesday 12th September, Plymouth, UK.
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Climate Change and the Agricultural Sector
 
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Farmers across Europe are already experiencing the effects of climate change like climate induced stresses, pests and diseases. Learn how Copernicus Climate Change service can support the agricultural sector. More information: http://copernicus.eu/main/climate-change
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Adaptation & Mitigation - Climate Change
 
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Environmental changes and its impact on agriculture and fisheries in Pakistan.
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Undertaking adaptation to and mitigation of climate change
 
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Dr Vladimir Kendrovski, Technical Officer, WHO European Centre for Environmental and Health in Bonn, Germany discusses undertaking adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. Undertaking adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, including by strengthening resilience and recognizing the co-benefits to be gained in the area of air quality is one of the priorities of the Sixth Ministerial of Conference on Environment and Health, 13-15 June 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Climate Change Adaptation and Development in Nepal
 
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This course presents an opportunity to see firsthand the ways in which local people in a developing country (Nepal) are adapting their livelihoods as a consequence of global environmental change. As a country with a steep ecological gradient (tropical lowlands to the Himalaya Mountains), Nepal is experiencing changes in its environmental resources that have consequences in the way people live their lives. The course consists of two weeks of intensive field study in Nepal, a week in Kathmandu and a week in several locations in rural parts of Nepal. We will be interacting with stakeholders at various levels of the government, universities, local and international non-governmental organizations, as well as community based organizations. Specific topics to be covered include climate change by sector, vulnerability at various scales, institutional and community-based plans for mitigation and adaptation, institutional and legal mechanisms that address climate change, extension efforts, climate change integration into development, and current effort by developing countries such as Nepal in carbon-financing and other topics. http://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/environmental-sciences-and-policy/the-experience/international-study-nepal/
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« Water and climate change : let's adapt ! »
 
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On the World Environment Day 2014, the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water agency launched an animated film on adaptation to climate change in the water sector. Climate change is here. Let’s adapt! The French Government, the Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water agency, the regions of Franche-Comté, Burgundy, Rhône-Alpes, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur have engaged in a plan to adapt to change climate. Making the ground permeable again to allow water to infiltrate, reducing water waste, preserving wetlands and biodiversity... the plan proposes a range of measures to reduce the vulnerability of territories. © Agence de l'eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse / Big Bang Communication 2014
Views: 9866 Sauvons l'eau
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Climate Change & the Water Sector
 
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Climate and water cycle are closely linked. Climate change is already affecting water management. In this video, you will learn how Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is helping the water sector. More information: http://copernicus.eu/main/climate-change
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"Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?"
 
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Brussels, June 14, 2016 - Workshop on: "Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Trade-Offs or Win-Win Situations?" The CliMiP project aimed at analysing the relationship between climate change mitigation policies and poverty reduction combining detailed country-specific studies with broader comparative analyses. Starting point of the analysis was the lesson learned from the European experience in implementing emissions reduction policies and their impacts in terms of GDP, competitiveness, poverty within and outside the EU. The project then focused on the linkages between climate change mitigation and poverty in a number of developing countries, namely Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand. The aim of the policy workshop is to present and discuss the main findings of the CliMiP project and its policy implications. In the aftermath of the Paris COP, the synergies and challenges linking climate change and development are becoming increasingly relevant. To date, this issue has been the most divisive within the UNFCCC, with struggles along a rift centring on ‘historical responsibilities’, the ‘right to emit’ and ‘fair global carbon shares’. More recently, however, both developed and developing countries have become aware of the need to jointly work for the implementation of effective strategies to tackle climate change without compromising future economic growth and poverty reduction priorities. Given the political significance of the project’s topics we would like to actively involve a wide number of relevant experts, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the major implications of the project’s results. -- CliMiP project is developed by: 1. Chiang Mai University, Public Policy Studies Institute, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2. Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa 3. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan and Venice, Italy 3. German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg, Germany 4. Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, Mexico 5. National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand
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DSDS 2015, February 5 : Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
 
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DSDS 2015, Februrary 5 : To minimize some of the worst impacts of climate change, there is an urgent need to regulate the adequate mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a need to define policies, institutional arrangements and the manner in which adaptation and mitigation should be taken in hand on the basis of an assessment of its specific impacts in different parts of the world. Chair: Prof. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Keynote Addresses: • Dr Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF) • Mr Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India Panellists: • Mr Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice-President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) • Dr Peter Holmgren, Director-General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) • Prof. Li Junfeng, Director-General, National Center of Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCCS), China & President, China Renewable Energy Industries Association • Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) • Ambassador Michel Rentenaar, Acting Director for Environment, Climate, Energy, and Water at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Netherlands Government Climate Envoy
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Climate Change: Water as a Bridge to Mitigation and Adaptation
 
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June 11, 2015 John Matthews, secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, discusses how to link climate mitigation and climate adaptation, using water as a bridge.
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SASCHA - SLM and adaptation strategies to climate change for the Western Siberian corn-belt
 
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How can we mitigate negative impacts of agricultural land-use change on ecosystem services and biodiversity in Western Siberia? Modelled future land-use scenarios, toolkits for monitoring change and land-use planning, written guidance and training for policymakers
Views: 635 Andreas Werntze
EU adaptation to climate change
 
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Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives later. Watch this video to know more about adaptation to climate change and what the EU is doing. Read more on our website http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/adaptation/index_en.htm and fact sheet http://ec.europa.eu/clima/publications/docs/factsheet_adaptation_2014_en.pdf
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Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
 
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Climate change and its vulnerabilities can be countered through capacity building and awareness creation among people. One of the measures people need to know are the mitigation and adaptation strategies to take in order to curb climate change. Example of mitigation strategies are initiating afforestation programs and Reforestation programs to enhance carbon sinks and increase carbon dioxide sequestration thus reducing global warming. Adaptation strategies that can be adopted is people embracing use of renewable energy such as use of electricity which is eco-friendly.
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Meeting the Challenge - Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
 
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Steve Colwell, Executive Director, Sea Change Foundation Rosamond Naylor, Director, Program on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University Hal Harvey,CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation
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Environment and Ecology Lecture 12 - Carbon Mitigation Strategies
 
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