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    Climate change, water and food security, Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 2: Setting the scene

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part provides an introduction to the report and gives a summary of the current situation regarding climate change, water and food security, reviewing current literature to provide context for the report. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
  2. Title

    Climate change, water and food security, Chapter 3: Baseline and trends in agricultural water demand and Chapter 4: Specific climate change impacts related to agricultural water management

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part includes a summary of the current and projected trends in food and agricultural production and how this will impact on the demand for water, before discussing the likely effects of climate change on these two areas. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
  3. Title

    Climate change, water and food security, Chapter 5: Prospects for adaptation, Chapter 6: Prospects for mitigation and Chapter 7: Conclusions and recommendations

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part describes the prospects for adaptation of these strategies in agriculture, as well as the likely impact of climate change mitigation activities related to agricultural water management. It then goes on to make a number of recommendations for improving the situation and mitigating the effects of climate change on agricultural water management. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
  4. Title

    Climate change, water and food security, Contents and executive summary

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part includes the preface, table of contents, and lists of figures, tables and boxes used in the report. It also includes the executive summary. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
  5. Title

    Climate change, water and food security, References and annexes

    Description
    This report (in 5 parts) summarises current knowledge of the anticipated impacts of climate change on water availability for agriculture and examines the implications for local and national food security. It analyses expected impact of climate change on a set of major agricultural systems at risk and makes the case for immediate implementation of ‘no-regrets’ strategies which have both positive development outcomes and make agricultural systems resilient. This part includes bibliographic references and two annexes. These additional short chapters explain the logic behind assessing climate change mitigation options and the evaluation of climate change impacts on the food production system. This report was published by the FAO in 2011.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2096e/i2096e00.htm
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    Climate change: children's challenge

    Description
    This report introduces the issues relating to the impact of climate change on children and highlights perspectives on climate change from young people around the world on the areas of food, water, health, disasters, education, emissions reduction and low carbon development and participation.
    Author
    Jazmin Burgess
    http://www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/Publications/climate-change-report-jon-snow-2013/
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    Climate change: research to meet the challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture

    Description
    This research report assesses the impacts of climate change on the sustainability of the fisheries and aquaculture industry. It examines methods of diagnosing vulnerability to climate change, explains current coping mechanisms and adaptive responses, discusses what contributes to mitigation and looks at how to build the capacity to respond and adapt. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2009.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_2167.pdf
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    Climate resilient cities: a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to disasters, City Profiles: Dongtan, China

    Description
    This report provides a guide for local governments in the East Asia region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change. This city profile for Dongtan in China provides a description of the city and then highlights a number of hazards and risks to the city associated with climate change. A number of disaster risk management measures are identified in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and a number of recommendations are made. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neeraj Prasad; Federica Ranghieri; Fatima Shah; Zoe Trohanis; Earl Kessler; Ravi Sinha
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11986
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    Climate resilient cities: a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to disasters, City Profiles: Hanoi, Vietnam

    Description
    This report provides a guide for local governments in the East Asia region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change. This city profile for Hanoi in Vietnam provides a description of the city and then highlights a number of hazards and risks to the city associated with climate change. A number of disaster risk management measures are identified in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and a number of recommendations are made. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neeraj Prasad; Federica Ranghieri; Fatima Shah; Zoe Trohanis; Earl Kessler; Ravi Sinha
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11986
  10. Title

    Climate resilient cities: a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to disasters, City Profiles: Jakarta, Indonesia

    Description
    This report provides a guide for local governments in the East Asia region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change. This city profile for Jakarta in Indonesia provides a description of the city and then highlights a number of hazards and risks to the city associated with climate change. A number of disaster risk management measures are identified in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and a number of recommendations are made. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neeraj Prasad; Federica Ranghieri; Fatima Shah; Zoe Trohanis; Earl Kessler; Ravi Sinha
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11986
  11. Title

    Climate resilient cities: a primer on reducing vulnerabilities to disasters, City Profiles: Makati City, Philippines

    Description
    This report provides a guide for local governments in the East Asia region to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change. This city profile for Makati City in the Philippines provides a description of the city and then highlights a number of hazards and risks to the city associated with climate change. A number of disaster risk management measures are identified in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and a number of recommendations are made. This report was published by the World Bank in 2009.
    Author
    Neeraj Prasad; Federica Ranghieri; Fatima Shah; Zoe Trohanis; Earl Kessler; Ravi Sinha
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11986
  12. Title

    Climate resilient Ningbo project: local resilience action plan, Volume 1: Final report

    Description
    This environmental analysis report examines the city of Ningbo, the Chinese pilot city for the World Bank Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) Program, which aims to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change in urban areas and how city governments in East Asia are contributing to building sustainable, resilient communities. The four parts of this local resilience action plan examine natural hazards weather observations and climate models, how the city functions and pursues socio-economic development, the city government's actions and response to natural disasters and recommendations for each of the city's vulnerability sectors. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12823
  13. Title

    Climate resilient Ningbo project: local resilience action plan, Volume 2: Appendices

    Description
    This document contains the appendices to an environmental analysis report which examines the city of Ningbo, the Chinese pilot city for the World Bank Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) Program, which aims to better understand the concepts and consequences of climate change in urban areas and how city governments in East Asia are contributing to building sustainable, resilient communities. The four parts of the local resilience action plan examine natural hazards weather observations and climate models, how the city functions and pursues socio-economic development, the city government's actions and response to natural disasters and recommendations for each of the city's vulnerability sectors. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12824
  14. Title

    Climate trends and impacts in China

    Description
    This paper summarizes observed and projected trends in extreme weather events (temperatures, precipitation, drought, floods, tropical cyclones and sea-level rise), present-day climate variability and future climate change and their impacts on China's different regions. This paper was published by WorldBank in 2013.
    Author
    Chris Sall
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17558
  15. Title

    Coastal basins on the edge: cumulative effects of multiple human activities where land and ocean meet

    Description
    This brief report examines the cumulative effects of multiple human activities on the ecosystems of semi-enclosed marine systems (SEMS) (including coastal seas, bays and gulfs). It identifies the major threats to SEMS, the consequences of human activities on SEMS, how these consequences in turn affect human well-being as well as recommendations for management of these areas. This report was published in 2008.
    Author
    Heike K. Lotze; Michael Flitner; Edward R. Urban Jr.
    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/0016/001632/163268e.pdf
  16. Title

    Country stakes in climate change negotiations: two dimensions of vulnerability

    Description
    This policy research report examines developing countries' likely attitudes to international treaties regulating carbon emissions, concluding that the clear differences in the factors that determine likely negotiating positions are based on the country's vulnerability to climate change impacts and that the barriers in the transition to renewable energy are political and institutional rather than a lack of availability. Detailed tables of relevant data for the countries covered are also included. This report was published by The World Bank in 2007.
    Author
    Piet Buys; Uwe Deichmann; Craig Meisner; Thao Ton That; David Wheeler
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7500
  17. Title

    Development of biofuels in China: technologies, economics and policies

    Description
    This report discusses China's attempts to increase its use of renewable energy, in particular biofuel, and evaluates how likely it is to achieve its targets by 2020. The report goes on to assess the country's renewable energy policies and makes policy suggestions that would make it more likely for China to meet its renewable energy targets. This report was published by The World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Chang Shiyan; Zhao Lili; Govinda R. Timilsina; Zhang Xiliang
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12076
  18. Title

    Drawing down N2o to protect climate and the ozone layer

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the role of nitrous oxide in climate change and ozone layer depletion and the benefits of reducing nitrous oxide from agricultural sources, industry and fossil fuel combustion, biomass burning in landscape fires and household stoves and wastewater and aquaculture. This report was published by UNEP in 2013.
    Publisher
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://www.unep.org/pdf/UNEPN2Oreport.pdf
  19. Title

    East Asian forests and forestry to 2020: subregional report of the second Asia-Pacific forestry sector outlook study

    Description
    This report attempts to define the future for the forestry sector in East Asia up to the year 2020, examining China as the location of the largest forest cover in the region and considering the pressure of China's expanding economy and demand and the increased capacity for production on its forest resources. This report includes chapters on the subregional profile, the current state of the forestry sector, key drivers of change to the year 2020, probable scenarios, forestry implications under various scenarios and preparing for a greener economy. This report was published by the FAO in 2010.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1888e/i1888e00.pdf
  20. Title

    Economic analysis of climate change adaptation strategies in selected coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

    Description
    This report examines the impacts of three climate change hazards affecting coastal communities (typhoons/flooding, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion) in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, analyzing planned adaptation options and autonomous responses of households, to understand the risks associated with climate change and to be able to address the risks more efficiently. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2013.
    Author
    M. L. Perez; A. J. U. Sajise; P. J. B. Ramirez; J. K. B. Arias; A. H. Purnomo; S. R. Dipasupil; P. A. Regoniel; K. A. T. Nguyen; G. J. Zamora
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF-2013-32.pdf
  21. Title

    Economics of adaptation to climate change: Bangladesh, Volume 1. Main report

    Description
    This report focuses on the risks that Bangladesh faces as one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate-related disasters which result in large economic losses despite the investments made that have increased the country's resilience. It examines existing climate variability and climate change, tropical cyclones and storm surges, inland flooding, agriculture and food security and local perspectives on adaptation. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12837
  22. Title

    Economics of adaptation to climate change: Bangladesh, Volume 2. Annexes

    Description
    This document contains the annexes to a report that focuses on the risks that Bangladesh faces as one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate-related disasters which result in large economic losses despite the investments made that have increased the country's resilience. It examines existing climate variability and climate change, tropical cyclones and storm surges, inland flooding, agriculture and food security and local perspectives on adaptation. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12839
  23. Title

    Economics of adaptation to climate change: Vietnam

    Description
    This report assesses Vietnam's vulnerability to climate change, particularly their agriculture, aquaculture and forestry sectors and coastal ports. It includes regional and national projections of climate change and sea level rise and a social analysis of adaptation at the local level. This report forms part of the World Bank's wider study of the Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12747
  24. Title

    Engineering the climate: research questions and policy implications

    Description
    This brief report evaluates the concept of geoengineering as a method of manipulating earth's climate to minimize the effects of climate change caused by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It discusses the purposes of geoengineering, the two types of geoengineering, geoengineering techniques, the research that has been carried out on the potential effects of geoengineering, the potential consequences and the ethical, social and political challenges. This report was published in 2011.
    Author
    Jason J. Blackstock; Nigel Moore; Clarisse Kehler Siebert
    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/0021/002144/214496e.pdf
  25. Title

    Environment: following the flows: LearningSpace: Open University

    Description
    This introductory module discusses changes in Arctic climate, the use of ice core evidence and proxy data when studying climate change, and the effect of atmospheric and ocean flows on natural systems and climate. The module is expected to take twelve hours to complete and is provided by the UK Open University as part of its LearningSpace, a collection of over 800 free online courses (as at July 2016).
    Publisher
    Open University
    http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/science/environmental-science/environment-following-the-flows/content-section-0

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