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Rainwater harvesting ex situ

Rainwater harvesting ex situ

  • How can development agencies help with adaptation to climate change?

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    Climate change threatens to undo any progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, with the world’s poorest people suffering the most from its impacts. Development agencies already advocate for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, but they must also adopt a new role, focusing on helping people to adapt to climate change.Adaptation is
    the ability to respond and adjust to the actual or potential impacts of
    changing climatic conditions. This can be to reduce harmful impacts or to exploit
    opportunities. Research from Tearfund, a UK-based

  • Climate-smart agriculture in Sri Lanka

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    The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness.

    CSA technologies and practices present opportunities for addressing climate change challenges, as well as for promoting economic growth and development of the agriculture sector according to the authors of this country report on Sri Lanka.

  • Climate-change mitigation and adaptation in small island developing states: the case of rainwater harvesting in Jamaica

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    This essay looks at climate change impacts on small island developing states (SIDS). It argues that climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies must be developed to cope with changes such as shifting precipitation patterns, increasing evapotranspiration and expanding saline intrusion into coastal aquifers and wells.