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  • Disaster-resilient buildings

    Type: 
    Technology
    Objective:

    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

    Description:

  • INDC of Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan:
    Country:
    Laos

    Lao PDR (People’s Democratic Republic) has identified a number of actions which it intends to undertake in order reduce its future GHG emissions, subject to the provision of international support. These are outlined in Table 1 together with preliminary estimates of the projected emissions reductions which will occur as a result. These estimates have been drawn from a variety of sources and need to be reviewed and updated to address consistency and accuracy in analytical methods once more reliable data and information are available. The INDC also includes a section on Adaptation.

  • Hydro-economic modeling of climate change impacts in Ethiopia

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date:

    Ethiopia is susceptible to frequent climate extremes such as disastrous droughts and floods. These disastrous climatic events, which have caused significant adverse effects on the country's economy and society, are expected to become more pronounced in the future under climate change.

  • Land claim

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    Objective:

    The main objective of land claim is neither erosion nor storm reduction. The aim of land claim is instead, to create new land from areas that were previously below high tide. However, if land claim is designed with the potential impacts of climate change in mind, measures can be taken to reduce the exposure of these areas to coastal flooding. For example, in Singapore and Hong Kong, there are enforced minimum reclamation levels to account for future SLR.

  • Dikes & Levees

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    For over 25 years, CMI’s innovative technology has offered cutting-edge solutions to prepare for, recover from, and prevent disasters related to climate change. CMI products have decades of in-field proven-performance to stabilize and raise the height of levees and dams. CMI’s sheet piling currently protects some of the nation’s most valuable assets – ranging from international airports to some of the largest oil refineries in the world. It has been exhaustively tested and approved for use by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

  • Adapting Rice to Saltier Conditions

    Type: 
    Publication
    Adapting Rice to Saltier Conditions

    This brief outlines the approach of using indigenous varieties of rice to develop salt tolerant crops for areas where soil salinity is an increasing problem.