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  • International Carbon Flows: Aluminium

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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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    Approximately one-third (28 per cent) of aluminium emissions cross a border embodied in commodity aluminium. Half of this trade is contained within regions, and the other half between regions. The 10 largest inter-regional flows of carbon embodied in traded aluminium and other non-ferrous metals are illustrated above, with the most significant being from the CIS (ex-Soviet Union Commonwealth of Independent States) to Europe, China to the rest of Asia and Australia to Asia.

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

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    Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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    This is a training manual developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase our understading of climate change impacts and what we can do now. Improving the way we manage water resources now will help us adapt in the future.

  • Industry, Energy and Transportation: Impacts and Adaptation

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    This chapter reviews literature addressing the potential impacts of climate change on the energy, industry and transportation sectors and the associated capacity for adaptation. The chapter begins by considering broad issues relating to impacts and adaptation in the three sectors. It moves on to a more precise definition of the sectors, identifying their economic importance and the more important climate sensitivities. There follows a general overview of the different types of studies that have been conducted and the range of methodologies that have been used.

  • Global Wind Potential Supply Curves by Country, Class and Depth

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    Friday, December 7, 2012
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    This is on global wind potential supply curves by country, class and depth (quantities in GW).

  • Global Non-Ferrous Scrap Flows 2000-2011

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    The goal of this report is to provide an understanding of global non-ferrous metal scrap flows in the context of non-ferrous industry developments over the 2000 to 2011 period. The focus of this study is on copper and aluminium as the two largest non-ferrous metals in terms of both material tonnages and market value. The report consists of four chapters. The first chapter, presented here, provides a brief backdrop to the analysis on non-ferrous scrap flows. It outlines growth in metal demand and the underlying reasons for this growth.

  • Global Anthropogenic Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 1990-2030

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    Thursday, January 12, 2012
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    This report provides historical and projected estimates of emissions of non-carbon-dioxide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from anthropogenic sources. It provides a consistent and comprehensive estimate for 92 individual countries and 8 regions. The analysis provides information that can be used to understand national contributions of GHG emissions, historical progress on reductions and mitigation opportunities. Although this document is being published by the U.S.

  • Free Access Climate Change Data of Worldbank

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    Freely available climate and climate-related data is essential to catalyze the changes in policies, investments and technologies that will be needed if we are to move towards a climate-smart future. The Climate Change Knowledge Portal is a central hub of information, data and reports about climate change around the world. With this portal you can query, map, compare, chart and summarize key climate and climate-related information. Open data: all of the climate data featured on the Climate Change Knowledge Portal has been published as open data resources.

  • Food Security, Farming and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results and Policy Options

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    This comprehensive study provides an overview of the seriousness of climate change as related to food security and farming around the world. Authors provide a set of policy and technical options for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in multiple scenarios.

  • Electronics Industry Emissions

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    Sunday, January 1, 2006
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    The manufacturing processes for several advanced electronics utilise FCs for plasma-etching intricate patterns, cleaning reactor chambers and temperature control. The electronic industry in this chapter includes semiconductor, thin-film-transistor flat panel display and PV manufacturing. This chapter of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories gives guidance on the methodologies and good practices for estimating the GHG emissions from the non-energy use of the electronics industry.

  • Drought Risk Reduction Framework and Practices: Contributing to the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This document elaborates a framework for understanding drought and vulnerability to drought and provides guidance on actions to reduce the risks associated with drought. It discusses drought policy and governance, risk identification and early warning, awareness and knowledge management and effective mitigation and preparedness measures. These framework elements are illustrated with practical examples, techniques and extensive background information.

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