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  • The six "ins" of climate-smart agriculture: Inclusive institutions for information, innovation, investment, and insurance

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    This paper reviews the central role of institutions for climate-smart agriculture (CSA), focusing on the role of institutions in promoting inclusivity, providing information, enabling local level innovation, encouraging investment, and offering insurance to enable smallholders, women, and poor resource-dependent communities to adopt and benefit from CSA. We discuss the role of state, collective action, and market institutions at multiple levels, with particular attention to the importance of local-level institutions and institutional linkages across levels.

  • Deadline extended. UNIDO Call for proposals: Design modification of Salt Production Technology for using solid biofuels in Lao PDR

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    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission in Industrial Sector through Pelletization Technology in Lao PDR” in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology Lao PDR. The goal of the project is to promote the production and usage of industrial grade solid bio-fuel (pellets) for replacing coal and wood.

  • Disaster-resilient buildings

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    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).

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  • UNIDO call for proposals: Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal

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    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is looking for member of the CTCN Network that can provide services related to Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal.

    Senegal benefits from a buoyant economy, nevertheless facing a number of challenges. In the country’s development plan - Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) - a key component to address these issues is the development of integrated industrial zones. These shall attract foreign investment, bring new technologies and increase productivity and competitiveness.

  • Global Climate Risk Index 2011

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    Less developed countries are generally more affected by the impacts of weather-related events than industrialised countries, according to the 2011 Climate Risk Index (CRI). The Global Climate Risk Index 2011 analyses the extent to which countries have been affected by storms, floods, heat waves and other weather induced occurrences using data collected during the 1990-2009 period. The index uses the number of deaths, sum of losses in US$ in purchasing power parity and of GDP.The index presents the following key findings for the period 1990 to 2009:

  • The future of pastoralism in a changing climate

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    Pastoralism is a free-range livestock production system. It is practised in all of Africa’s dryland regions, and in some communities it is the main source of food security and income. But will pastoralism survive in the changing climate? This issue of Joto Afrika provides research findings, lessons learnt and success stories from across Africa.Statistics from African Union’s policy framework show that pastoralism contribute between 10 to 44 percent of the Gross Domestic Product in the countries that they live in.

  • Mitigating droughts and floods in agriculture: policy lessons and approaches

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    Climate change is recognised as a factor that will increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, notably of droughts and floods to which the agriculture sector is especially exposed.

    Agricultural productivity growth and policy development have allowed the sector to better cope with these risks and reduce overall impacts.

  • Smallholder access to weather securities: demand and impact on production decisions

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    Weather-based insurance products insure farmers against production risks on the basis of a weather index that is highly correlated to local yields. Indemnifications are triggered by prespecified patterns of the index, as opposed to actual yields. This eliminates the requirement
    of on-field assessments for indemnification, thereby lowering administrative costs and time.

  • The adaptation finance gap update

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    Common across the adaptation components in the INDCs is that adaptation and climate resilience is a high priority that is inextricably linked to development.

    As a reflection of this,many countries include unconditional commitments linked to national finance but scaling up all sources of finance will be required to bridge the adaptation finance gap in 2020,
    2030 and beyond.