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  • Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 12, 2009
    Objective: 

    The report seeks to provide a framework for approaching this challenge by establishing baselines of knowledge on climate impacts and plausible theories about how to build longer-term adaptive capacity and resilience. The specific objectives are to provide a critical synthesis of the evidence and future scenarios of climate change in the region by analyzing both the impacts of agriculture on climate change and the impacts climate change is projected to have on agriculture.

  • Climate Change in Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, October 30, 2009
    Objective: 

    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.

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

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Objective: 

    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.

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

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • International Waters: Delivering Results

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    This publication catalogues activities of the joint International Waters Programme between the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment Facilty. The programme has taken part in the preservation and restoration of international waters in all forms and has helped billions of people as a result of the efforts.

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 

    This report highlights city transportation challenges, with a particular focus on developing countries, and showcases specific city examples to illustrate how to address such challenges. The report also discusses equitable access to urban mobility and transport poverty as well as economic, environmental, institutional and governance and social dimensions of mobility and transport.

  • Smallholder Irrigation Technology: Prospects For Sub-Saharan Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 3, 2001
    Objective: 

    This report is a review of irrigation technologies for smallholders in the context of improving rural livelihoods, especially in regards to the prospects for sub-Saharan Africa. The role of traditional technologies is evaluated and modern water distribution technologies, such as sprinkler and trickle irrigation, are reviewed. Low-cost irrigation systems, including such innovations as the use of treadle pumps and drip-kits are then examined.

  • Technology and Innovation Report 2011: Powering Development with Renewable Energy Technologies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Objective: 

    The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2011 focuses on the important role of renewable energy technologies in responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change. This is particularly timely as the global community prepares for the Rio+20 Conference next year. The Report identifies key capacity issues for developing countries and proposes concrete recommendations for the wider use of renewable energy technologies to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction.

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