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  • Climate Risk Screening Tools and Their Application

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    Publication
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    Sunday, January 9, 2011
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    This paper sets out to provide potential users in
    developing countries, including project and programme developers and managers, with an informational entry point to climate risk screening tools. It also provides a brief overview of how climate screening and related tools fit into decision-making steps at various planning and decision-making levels in conjunction with an outline of overall considerations to make when choosing a tool.

  • Basin-Wide Evapotranspiration Management: Concept and Practical Application in Hai Basin, China

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    Monday, November 11, 2013
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    Recognizing that evapotranspiration (ET) represents the dominant consumptive use of water in the hydrologic cycle, this paper describes an approach to basin-scale water resources management based on ET.This study provides a water balance analysis for Hai Basin and the implementation of evapotranspiration (ET) management in the Basin to illustrate the ET management approach.

  • Climate Change Impacts on Water Storage Requirements of an Agricultural Reservoir Considering Changes in Land Use and Rice Growing Season in Korea

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    Thursday, January 31, 2013
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    Rice cultivation system is directly affected by climate conditions and changes. This study aimed to analyze the impact of climate change on the water requirements of agricultural reservoirs using a reservoir water-balance model that includes climate change data, the paddy rice growing season and changes in land use. The results showed that due to increasing temperature, transplanting and heading dates were delayed 5-25 days and 0-10 days, respectively, in comparison to the baseline. The decrease in rates could be the result of IWR and increasing watershed runoff (average 10.7% to 27.0%).

  • Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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    This report has been published by Food and Agricultural Organisation, complied with papers presented in workshop organized by FAO/OECD. It addresses the different agro-ecological and socio-economical issues nationally and internationally in agricultural sector. It provides insights of building resilience to climate change impacts from different angles through risk management strategies, national policies and so on. Thus, it is highly recommended for the stake-holders who directly and indirectly involved in adapting most efficient ways for reducing vulnerability risk in agri-sector.

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Smallholder farmers and lenders with smallholder lending portfolios ( which according to CGAP currently account for about USD 50 billion globally) are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. mfarmPay, a novel parametric lending solution driving financing to African farmers, offers innovative data-driven solution to reducing climate risk in lending portfolios and incentivising the adoption of climate-smart farming approaches by smallholder food producers.

  • Gender and Climate Change: Gender Experiences from Climate-Related GIZ Projects

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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has made gender-specific challenges and responses to climate change a priority. The Ministry’s Development Policy Action Plan on Gender (2009–2012) calls for the elaboration of gender-sensitive and gender-differentiated strategies for adaptation to climate change, as well as improvements in the provision of related information.

  • Gender and desertification: expanding roles for women to restore drylands

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    Sunday, January 1, 2006
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    In many of the world's drylands, women's traditional knowledge of and roles in natural resource management and food security are crucial. Women across the developing world spend considerable proportions of their time using and preserving land for food and fuel production, and for generating income for their families and communities. They are therefore severely affected when erosion and diminished soil fertility result in decreased crop and livestock, productivity and reduced income derived from these products.

  • Hazard mapping

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    Product
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    In recent years, countries around the world, including Japan, have witnessed the frequent occurrence of disasters such as torrential rains and flooding events arising as a result of global warming and earthquakes. This has raised the importance of taking prevention measures against various forms of disasters. In the event of such large-scale disasters, preventing and minimizing damage is of the utmost importance. This can be done through enhancing the voluntary disaster prevention capability of each region, and through self-help and mutual assistance.

  • Reducing adverse air flow

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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    With more than half the Earth’s population now living in urban areas, some changes in the indoor and outdoor climates of cities are bound to occur. Climate scientists’ greatest concern is traditionally the urban heat island (UHI) effect – city areas where temperatures can be several degrees higher because there is lots of concrete and little blue or green infrastructure like lakes, rivers and parks. But another effect – air flow – can also cause serious health problems.

  • Innovative approach to mine water decontamination

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    Publication
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    Friday, August 4, 2017
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    Ramboll Environ developed an innovative, sustainable and economically beneficial approach to addressing the impact of metal contamination on river sediments in the River Nent in Cumbria.

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