Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: Kenya

This report presents the findings from a literature review, interviews and a workshop with a wide of stakeholders conducted by the Adaptation Consortium at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in Kenya, where a fund was established to finance activities aimed at improving water availability, the provision of climate information, rangeland management and livestock health in an arid and semi-arid region.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: China

This report presents the findings from a literature review, interviews and focus group discussions with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Science, at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in China, where farmers were assisted in improving and conserving crop varieties that are tailored to local conditions, especially drought.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: Chile

This report presents the findings from a literature review, interviews and focus group discussions with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by IUCN at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in Chile, where communities in a biosphere reserve were shown how healthy forest ecosystems can play a crucial role in protecting infrastructure and the communities themselves from avalanche and landslide hazards.

Country profile | 06/2018

Country Report: Bangladesh

This report presents the findings from a literature review, interviews and focus group discussions with a wide variety of stakeholders conducted by the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) at the ‘Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: strengthening the evidence and informing policy’ project site in Bangladesh, where economic incentives have been used to conserve hilsa fish.

Study | 06/2018

The global flood protection savings provided by coral reefs

Coral reefs can provide significant coastal protection benefits to people and property. The annual expected damages from flooding would double, and costs from frequent storms would triple without reefs. This report outlines the high and cost effective flood reduction benefits of coral reefs and other coastal habitats in comparison to traditional approaches.

Study | 06/2018

Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change in the Tana River Basin in Kenya

The Tana River is one of Kenya’s most important rivers. It is the principal water source for Nairobi, the capital city, providing water for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation. This report presents the findings of a study to determine the possible implications for the hydrology and water resources of the basin. Data from six Regional Circulation Models (RCMs), simulating two Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs), were used as input to the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) hydrological model.

report | 06/2018

Status Quo Report – Johannesburg & Tshwane

This status quo report carries out an analysis of the situation in Johannesburg and Tshwane in South Africa to ensure the successful preparation and implementation of the GAMMA-methodology (Gender Assessment & Monitoring of Mitigation and Adaptation), which examines local adaptation and mitigation policies for their gender responsiveness. Furthermore, it supports the partners’ peer learning and an exchange of knowledge within all the pilot cities involved in the project.

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