Early warning and Environmental assessment
As climate change increases the likelihood of unexpected weather patterns and natural disasters, communities need tools and methods to adapt to increased drought, floods, landslides and other climate-induced hazards. The CTCN collaborates with various stakeholders to provide technical assistance through technologies such as hazard risk mapping and early warning systems. An important climate adaptation strategy is also for countries to be equipped with better data and environmental information such as assessments of water resources and invasive species, as they are an important basis for decision-makers. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Early warning and Environmental assessment
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Development of a Multi-Hazard Platform for forecasting local level climate extremes and physical hazards for Iskandar MalaysiaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
A flurry of recent disasters in Malaysia has prompted increased concern over the impacts of extreme temperatures, strong winds and air pollution. These events have also revealed poor coordination and weak forecasting capacity for the prediction of floods and landslides, which has become increasingly important for major cities faced with the effects of climate change.
Climate risk assessment for subnational adaptation and establishment of a local climate information system for climate change adaptation (LISA) in CambodiaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and has difficulties in implementing the country’s climate change response due to a lack of available quality-assured information and knowledge on climate change in the country. Significant gaps still remain in creating the conditions for science-based climate-informed decision making, in particular related to the production, access and use of climate information at local levels.
Development of agrometeorological information tools and processes for decision-making in the agricultural sectorType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
As a landlocked country, Mali is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate stress due to its socio-economic status, geographic location and climate-sensitive economy. Two thirds of the country is located in the arid Sahara and semi-arid Sahel. Mali is exposed to recurrent extreme events, including severe droughts with variable rainfall and catastrophic floods.
Defining Uganda's vulnerability index and updating national level indicators for measuring resilienceType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
Developing methodology and capacity for monitoring climate change and its impacts on agriculture in SudanType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Approach:
Development of geothermal direct use projects for Kiejo-Mbaka prospectType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:DesignCountries:Objective:Sectors:Cross-sectoral enabler:Approach:
This Technology Transfer Advances Tanzania's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to enhance the use of renewable energy potential, including geothermal, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions economy wide between 10-20% by 2030 relative to the BAU scenario of 138 - 153 Million tones of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e).
Preparing an integrated flood management plan for Dungsumchu Basin in SamdrupjongkharType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:
This Technology Transfer Advances Bhutan's
- Nationally Determined Contribution and the needs recognized therein to "enhance climate information services for vulnerability and adaptation assessment and planning" and "develop a monitoring, assessment, and warning systems for flash flood and landslide hazards and risks"
Assessment of Suitable Flood Mitigation Measures in TbilisiType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:
This Technology Transfer Advances Georgia's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to improve country’s preparedness and adaptive capacity by developing climate resilient practices that reduce vulnerability of highly exposed communities. Establishment of Early warning systems for climate related extreme events is considered as priority measure by the Government of Georgia.
Improving resiliency of crops to drought through strengthened early warning within GhanaType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:CompletedCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
This Technology Transfer Advances Ghana's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to increase climate resilience and decrease vulnerability for agriculture and food security sector, by adopting disaster prevention actions such as early warning systems.