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  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?

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    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    The overall goal of this report is to change the way urban policymakers in Africa and task team leaders from the World Bank think about urban water management, planning and project design. African cities are growing quickly, and their current water management systems cannot keep up with growing demand. It will take a concerted effort on the part of decision makers across sectors and institutions to find a way to provide sustainable water services to African city dwellers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment: Report of a Workshop

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    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    The book covers the 2010 Workshop on Describing Socioeconomic Futures for Climate Change Research and Assessment, which was organized in response to help understand climate change vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity. The need for improved analysis of feedbacks between human and climate systems was one of the themes that emerged from the international workshop. The books reviews the state of science for considering socioeconomic changes over long time frames, and it clarifies definitions and concepts to facilitate communication across research communities.

  • Climate Risk and Adaptation in the Electric Power Sector

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 7, 2012
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    This report aims to highlight and raise awareness about the exposure and vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change. It identifies adaptation options available to each source of energy generation as well as for the distribution and end use of electrical energy. The report focuses on electric power generation, its transmission, and its distribution. A second publication, "Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investments in the Electric Power Sector", provides a systematic project-level approach for assessing climate risk and climate-proofing investments in the sector.

  • Climate Change in Africa

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    Publication date: 
    Friday, October 30, 2009
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    This report represents the World Bank"s operational response to climate variability and change in Africa. Grounded in a climate risk review of the Africa Region"s Sustainable Development portfolio, it adds the climate change dimension to the region"s development strategy and business plan, the Africa Action Plan (2009-2012). According to the authors, the plan and the climate change strategy are a "sound and realistic framework" for climate-resilient development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Achieving Water Security in Japan and Worldwide

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    According to this brochure, the world is now facing water challenges on a global scale. Climate change will continue to affect our water resources, at a time when the world is still struggling to achieve water-related millennium development goals (MDGs). Japanese culture and society were shaped in a diverse natural environment with climates ranging from subtropical to subarctic. Subject to recurring droughts and floods, Japan has learned to efficiently use and share water, and has developed various water technologies with a strong sense of thrift.

  • Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2014

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    Monday, December 1, 2014
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    This guide, aimed at climate change negotiators, gives synopsis of the key elements in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Biennial Assessment (BA) of climate finance flows. It also provides an overview of recommendations of the UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) to the Conference of Parties. The guide also provides some views on how the identified recommendations can support future international negotiations.

  • Towards resilience and transformation for cities within a finite planet

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    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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    Sattherwaite and Dodman’s editorial is an introduction to a special issue of environment and urbanisation which focusses on climate change responses in cities. It usefully summarises the state of debates about the meanings and complexities of the resilience and transformation concepts, pointing to the latest literature. It focuses on the following areas:

    • cities capacity for change in the context of powerful corporate and political interests;

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