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  1. Title

    'State of play' of sustainable buildings in India

    Description
    This report explains the state of sustainable buildings and the construction industry in India including best practices, successes, barriers and recommendations for further implementation towards mitigation of climate change impacts. This report was published by UNEP in 2010.
    Author
    Priyanka Kochhar
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org/pdf/SBCI_State_of_play_India.pdf
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    Adapting to climate change in Bangladesh: stress tolerant seeds for stress-prone regions

    Description
    This document describes a project which seeks to address some of the potential consequences of climate change in the low-lying deltaic country of Bangladesh by introducing stress tolerant seeds. It summarises lessons learned which can be applied in climate change adaptation. These include: working within the local context; effective stakeholder engagement; raising awareness at multiple levels; catalysing other climate change initiatives; and resourcing projects. The document is one of a series of IFC SmartLessons from the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, a programme to share lessons learned in development-oriented advisory services and investment operations. It was published in May 2010.
    Author
    Anika Ali; Mrinal Sircar
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10489
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    Analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources in India

    Description
    This report attempts to estimate the social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: urban air pollution, inadequate water supply and indoor air pollution as well as four natural resource damage categories: agricultural damage, rangeland degradation, deforestation and natural disasters. The report provides estimated costs in Rupees for all of the above categories. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Muthukumara Mani; Anil Markandya; Aarsi Sagar; Elena Strukova
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12065
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    Applying abatement cost curve methodology for low-carbon strategy in Changning District, Shanghai

    Description
    This report proposes a number of CO2 abatement cost curves and scenarios to set low-carbon targets and identify cost-effective, low-carbon investments to inform Shanghai municipal and Changning District governments in their commitment to transition to a low-carbon city. This includes a survey of buildings in the Hongqiao area to diagnose current energy use patterns, development of carbon abatement cost curves, prioritization of mitigation measures and development of three alternative abatement scenarios. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16710
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    Autonomous adaptation to climate change by shrimp and catfish farmers in Vietnam's Mekong River delta

    Description
    This document provides an overview of shrimp and catfish farming in the Mekong River delta of Vietnam, discusses methods for assessing impacts of climate change and economic analysis of adaptation and examines the potential impacts of climate change on aquaculture in the Mekong River delta, costs of adaptation to climate change impacts, policy implications for estimated adaptation costs and cost of climate change adaptation at farm level. This report was published by WorldFish in 2012.
    Author
    Kam S. P.; M-C. Badjeck; L. Teh; L. Teh; N. Tran
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_3395.pdf
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    Bangladesh: towards accelerated, inclusive and sustainable growth: opportunities and challenges, Volume 1: Overview

    Description
    This report analyses the economy of Bangladesh and the effects of climate change on its economy. It discusses the potential for economic growth in the country and the impact that this can have on poverty, and describes the challenges the country faces in its attempt to create sustainable economic growth. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12288
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    Bangladesh: towards accelerated, inclusive and sustainable growth: opportunities and challenges, Volume 2: Main report

    Description
    This report analyses the economy of Bangladesh and the effects of climate change on its economy. It discusses the potential for economic growth in the country and the impact that this can have on poverty, and describes the challenges the country faces in its attempt to create sustainable economic growth. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    The World Bank Group
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12121
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    BEFS Thailand: key results and policy recommendations for future bioenergy development

    Description
    This study analyses the implementation of the Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) project in Thailand, a project which assesses how bioenergy developments can be implemented without hindering food security. This document contains the main findings and recommendations for policy-makers. The methodologies and data are included in a separate document: Bioenergy and food security: the BEFS analysis for Thailand.
    Author
    Beau Damen
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1745e/i1745e00.htm
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    Biodiversity, health and well-being: critical links

    Description
    This brief report outlines how biodiversity degradation leads to changes in ecosystems which impacts the key components of human health and well-being including provision of food and medicines and disease patterns and suggests ways that biodiversity can be managed to mitigate the impacts. This report was published in 2010.
    Author
    Camille Parmesan; Suzanne Skevington
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001897/189744e.pdf
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    Bioenergy and food security: the BEFS analysis for Thailand

    Description
    This study analyses the implementation of the Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) project in Thailand, a project which assesses how bioenergy developments can be implemented without hindering food security. This document contains the methodologies and data. The main findings and recommendations for policy-makers are included in a separate document: BEFS Thailand: key results and policy recommendations for future bioenergy development.
    Author
    Mirella Salvatore; Beau Damen
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1739e/i1739e00.htm
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    Biofuels and environmental impacts: scientific analysis and implications for sustainability

    Description
    This brief report evaluates the positive and negative environmental effects of biofuel production as a method of improving energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to rural development. It examines global trends in biofuels, biofuels in relation to the environment, methods of improving biofuel systems and the future for biofuels. This report was published in 2009.
    Author
    R. W. Howarth; S. Bringezu
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001831/183113e.pdf
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    Blue frontiers: managing the environmental costs of aquaculture

    Description
    This policy brief summarizes how global aquaculture uses natural resources and its impacts on the environment and highlights how to more effectively manage the environmental costs so the aquaculture can contribute to food security and environmental sustainability.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2820.pdf
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    Can China continue feeding itself? The impact of climate change on agriculture

    Description
    This study examined whether near-future expected changes in climate would affect the supply of food in China and the ability of the country to feed itself. The effect of temperature and precipitation on net crop revenues was examined using a cross section consisting of both rain-fed and irrigated farms in a survey of data from 8,405 households across 28 provinces. This report is Policy Research Working Paper 4470 from The World Bank Development Research Group, Sustainable Rural and Urban Development Team, published in January 2008.
    Author
    Jinxia Wang; Robert Mendelsohn; Ariel Dinar; Jikun Huang; Scott Rozelle; Lijuan Zhang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/6592
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    Carbon and water footprints: concepts, methodologies and policy responses

    Description
    This study analyses the carbon and water footprint concepts which measure greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming and the consumption and contamination of freshwater resources respectively. It studies the origins of the carbon and water concepts, compares the two concepts and the responses to carbon and water footprints (including increasing carbon and water efficiency, changing production and consumption patterns and offsetting, neutrality and trading) with a summary of lessons learned to inform future practice. This study was published by UNESCO in 2012.
    Author
    A. Ertug Ercin; Arjen Y. Hoekstra
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    http://www.unesco.org/ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=217181&set=53C528D9_3_54&gp=1&lin=1&ll=1
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    Carbon, land and water: a global analysis of the hydrologic dimensions of climate change mitigation through afforestation/reforestation

    Description
    This study describes the potentially suitable areas globally for projects which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while assisting developing countries in achieving sustainable development through afforestation/reforestation activities. It also describes the socio-ecological characteristics of these suitable lands and estimates the impacts of these projects on global, regional and local water cycles. This report was published by IWMI in 2006.
    Author
    Robert J. Zomer; Antonio Trabucco; Oliver van Straaten; Deborah A. Bossio
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.101
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    Case study: the Aral Sea - going, going, gone

    Description
    In this case study, Professor Steve Altaner from the University of Illinois Department of Geology discusses the environmental and economic impacts that diverting rivers for agricultural irrigation has had on the Aral Sea and its surroundings.
    Author
    Steve Altaner
    Publisher
    Connexions
    http://cnx.org/contents/[email protected]
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    Causes of climatic change: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 2

    Description
    This information sheet provides information on phenomena connected with climate change. Included are explanations of Solar energy output and Milankovitch cycles together with events that influence the natural energy cycle (volcanic pollution, industrial pollution, greenhouse effect, El Nino and La Nina). Also included are links to websites of interest and bibliographic references. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Mick Kelly
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/causecc/
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    China: accelerating household access to clean cooking and heating

    Description
    This report is part of the East Asia and Pacific Clean Stove Initiative Series of papers, a result of a collaboration between the World Bank and the Chinese government. The report describes the steps taken by the Chinese government to improve household cooking and heating conditions. This report provides a literature review of current knowledge on the subject and proposes a way forward for achieving universal access to clean cooking and heating solutions. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16662
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    Clean Stove Initiative Forum Proceedings, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 18, 2013

    Description
    This report introduces the work of the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Clean Stove Initiative (CSI), which focuses on promoting access to modern cooking and heating solutions in the region. The report provides findings from CSI activities in Indonesia, Laos, China and Mongolia and makes suggestions for changes to government policy in order to encourage the use of cleaner cooking and heating stoves.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16663
  20. Title

    Climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture: compilation of initial examples

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the potential impacts of climate change adaptation activities on aquatic and marine ecosystems and associated livelihoods, considering mitigation and adaptation approaches, costs of adaptation and the potential effects of adaptation. It presents examples of adaptation activity in the Bay of Bengal, South China Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Indian Ocean Islands countries. This report was published by the FAO in 2014.
    Author
    Clare Shelton
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/i3569e/i3569e.pdf
  21. Title

    Climate change and capture fisheries: potential impacts, adaptation and mitigation

    Description
    This paper reviews the predicted impacts of climate change on marine and freshwater capture fisheries and introduces and applies the concepts of vulnerability, adaptation and adaptive capacity.
    Author
    Tim Daw; W. Neil Adger; Katrina Brown; Marie-Caroline Badjeck
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0994e/i0994e03.pdf
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    Climate change impacts in drought and flood affected areas: case studies in India

    Description
    Three case studies are presented which aim to assist the Government of India in developing adaptation strategies to deal with the human and economic effects of climate variability and change. The studies examine how rural communities cope with extreme climate events, review government programmes and present an integrated modelling system (IMS) to assess future climate risks and vulnerabilities in the study regions. The areas studied were drought-prone regions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, and selected flood-prone districts in Orissa. This document is Report No. 43946-IN from The World Bank, published in 2008.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/8075
  23. Title

    Climate change scenarios: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 9

    Description
    This information sheet provides brief notes on future climate scenarios. These predictions are to be seen not as forecasts, but possible outcomes and have been generated using the three dimensional General Circulation Model (GCM). The information sheet provides images in the form of colour-scaled maps to show examples of future predictions for the UK as well as references and links to related websites. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Clare Goodess
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/scen/
  24. Title

    Climate change, food systems and children: a case for greater action

    Description
    This brief report examines the impact of climate change on the food system, the impact of the links between climate change and food on children and recommendations for action to protect children from climate triggered food impacts. This report was published by UNICEF in 2013.
    Author
    Jasmin Burgess
    http://www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/Publications/Climate-change-food-systems-and-children-a-case-for-greater-action-/
  25. Title

    Climate change, water and agriculture in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Description
    This report reviews the current status and trends in water management in the Greater Mekong Subregion, assesses likely impacts of climate on water resources based on historical patterns and simulated projections, examines water management strategies in the context of climate and other changes and identifies priority actions for governments and communities to improve resilience of the water sector and safeguard food production. This report was published by IWMI in 2010.
    Author
    Robyn Johnston; Guillame Lacombe; Chu Thai Hoanh; Andrew Noble; Paul Pavelic; Vladimir Smakhtin; Diana Suhardiman; Kam Suan Pheng; Choo Poh Sze
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2010.212

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