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  1. Title

    Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems

    Description
    This report describes the important role that coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystems can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. It introduces the characteristics and dynamics of these ecosystems and then goes on to make a number of recommendations for climate change mitigation activities in these areas. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Stephen Crooks; Dorothée Herr; Jerker Tamelander; Dan Laffoley; Justin Vandever
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18318
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    Modelling climate change: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 8

    Description
    This information sheet provides background information on Global Climate Models, also known as General Circulation Models (GCMs), the most complex of climate models, which attempt to represent the main components of the climate system in three dimensions. It introduces climate change experiments performed using GCMs. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    David Viner
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/modelcc/
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    New singular value decomposition based robust graphical clustering technique and its application in climatic data

    Description
    This article presents a new singular value decomposition (SVD) clustering technique and applies it to ten climatic variables and thirty weather stations in Bangladesh. The article was published in the Journal of Geography and Geology Vol. 3, No. 1; September 2011.
    Author
    Nishith Kumar; Mohammed Nasser; Subaran Chandra Sarker
    Publisher
    Canadian Center of Science and Education
    http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jgg/article/view/11996
  4. Title

    Over heating: financial risks from water constraints on power generation in Asia: India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

    Description
    This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants, focusing particularly on publicly listed power generation companies in India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
    Author
    Amanda Sauer; Piet Klop; Sumeet Agrawal
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/over-heating
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    Participatory action research on climate risk management, Bangladesh

    Description
    This report analyzes the vulnerability of rural populations of southern Bangladesh to the future impacts of climate change and assesses the potential of an index-based insurance scheme, designed diversification and better information products to improve adaptive capacity. This is assessed through a study of the vulnerability of people in four villages that are experiencing different levels of soil salinity. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2012.
    Author
    M. Braun; M. Saroar
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_3448.pdf
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    Pathways to cleaner household cooking in Lao PDR: an intervention strategy

    Description
    This report discusses the public health problems caused by the continuing reliance on the use of firewood and charcoal in Lao PDR. The widespread use of such fuels has increased the health risk from indoor pollution for those who spend many hours in the household cooking area. The report makes a number of suggestions for improving the situation, enforcing cookstove standards and the use of alternative fuels. This report was published by The World Bank in 2013.
    Publisher
    The World Bank
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16453
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    Pollution in the open oceans: a review of assessments and related studies

    Description
    This report reviews the global marine research that has been carried out which assesses the pollution of the open oceans by shipping and through the atmosphere. The pollutants assessed include atmospheric inputs, ship-based contamination, noise, marine debris, ballast water, off-shore exploration and production and dumping from vessels. This report was published in 2009.
    Publisher
    GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
    http://www.gesamp.org/data/gesamp/files/media/Publications/Reports_and_studies_79/gallery_1060/object_1060_large.pdf
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    Potential effects of climate change on crop pollination

    Description
    This report reviews the literature on crop pollination, focusing on the effects of climate change on pollinators important for global crop production; presents an overview of available data on the temperature sensitivity of crop pollinators and crops that need to be pollinated (entomophilous crops); and identifies data needs and sampling techniques to answer questions related to the effects of climate change on pollination and to make recommendations on the recording and management of pollinator interactions data.
    Author
    Mariken Kjohl; Anders Nielsen; Nils Christian Stenseth
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2242e/index.html
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    Protecting the oceans from land-based activities

    Description
    This report examines the land-based sources and activities that affect the quality and uses of the marine, coastal and associated freshwater environment including the most serious problems of alteration and destruction of habitats and ecosystems, effects of sewage on human health, widespread and increased eutrophication, declines of fish stocks and other renewable resources and changes in sediment flows due to hydrological changes. It was published in 2001.
    Publisher
    GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
    http://www.gesamp.org/publications/publicationdisplaypages/rs71
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    Reducing food loss and waste

    Description
    About 24 percent of all calories currently produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. This report examines the implications of this amount of loss and waste, profiles a number of approaches for reducing it and presents five recommendations for how to move forward on this issue.
    Author
    Brian Lipinski; Craig Hanson; James Lomax; Lisa Kitinoja; Richard Waite; Tim Searchinger
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/reducing-food-loss-and-waste
  11. Title

    Reefs at risk revisited in the Coral Triangle

    Description
    This report analyses the threats to coral reefs around the world, focusing particularly on the countries of the Coral Triangle - including Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It examines present pressures on coral reefs, including overfishing and destructive fishing, coastal development, and pollution from land and sea, as well as projected threats from climate-related ocean warming and acidification. It also studies the social and economic vulnerability of countries to reef loss and examines existing management efforts.
    Author
    Lauretta Burke; Kathleen Reytar; Mark Spalding; Allison Perry
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/reefs-risk-revisited-coral-triangle
  12. Title

    Response of 50-year regional climatic variation to global warming in the desert area of Northwestern China

    Description
    This article uses an analysis of data collected in Minqin desert area during 1961-2009 to study how temperature, precipitation and air humidity in the desert area of northwestern China may have responded to global warming. The article was published in the Journal of Geography and Geology; Vol. 4, No. 3; 2012.
    Author
    Shujuan Zhu; Zhaofeng Chang; Caizhou Kang
    Publisher
    Canadian Center of Science and Education
    http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jgg/article/view/18382
  13. Title

    Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries: the cases of Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo Gangetic Basin reservoir

    Description
    This report collates and analyses data on tropical inland fisheries in three river basins (including the Ganghes/Brahmaputra Basin in India) to improve knowledge of the opportunities available to increase productivity in environmentally and socially sustainable systems. The data includes a description of the area; fishery resources and production systems; climatic, hydrological, chemical and biological features; fish and fisheries in reservoirs and management practices.
    Author
    P. A. M. van Zwieten; C. Bene; J. Kolding; R. Brummett; J. Valbo-Jorgensen
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i1969e/i1969e00.htm
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    River salinity and climate change: evidence from coastal Bangladesh

    Description
    This paper presents a study conducted in Bangladesh, which quantifies the prospective relationship between climate-induced changes in sea level, temperature, rainfall, and altered riverine flows from the Himalayas, and the spread and intensity of salinization on river water in the coastal zone for 2050. It predicts that these changes will lead to significant drinking water shortages in coastal urban areas and scarcity of water for irrigation for dry-season agriculture. This report was published by the World Bank in 2014.
    Author
    Susmita Dasgupta; Farhana Akhter Kamal; Zahirul Huque Khan; Sharifuzzaman Choudhury; Ainun Nishat
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17735
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    Rural poverty and natural resources: improving access and sustainable management

    Description
    This paper provides an overview of the diversity of natural resources in developing countries, rights of access, tenure and governance relevant to the rural poor. It also discusses the key challenges to enhancing access and sustainable management of natural resorces.
    Author
    David R. Lee; Bernardete Neves
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-ak422e.pdf
  16. Title

    Sea level rise: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 10

    Description
    This information sheet covers sea level rise over the past 100 years, factors affecting sea level rise and a forecast for the next 100 years. It is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Sarah Raper
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/slr/
  17. Title

    Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands: impacts and costs

    Description
    This report analyses the impacts and costs of a predicted 1 metre sea-level rise on coastal wetland areas in East Asia and the Pacific, as well as North Africa and the Middle East. It discusses the importance of these areas and the causes of wetland loss and then goes on to provide figures for the amount of predicted wetland loss in a number of regions. It concludes by describing the economic losses that this wetland loss would cause. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Brian Blankespoor; Susmita Dasgupta; Benoit Laplante
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/16383
  18. Title

    SOI/ENSO and their influence: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 12

    Description
    El Nino is an anomalous ocean-atmosphere system associated with fluctuations in ocean currents and surface temperatures. This information sheet explains how it can cause abnormal atmospheric and environmental conditions primarily in equatorial regions within the Pacific Basin, its causes, and consequences for rainfall and climatic conditions. Explanations of the Southern Oscillation Index and the Walker circulation are accompanied by illustrations and graphs. There are also bibliographic references. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Phil Reid
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/enso/
  19. Title

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

    Description
    This report assesses the likely changes in the forests and forestry sectors of countries in the South Asian subregion (including Bangladesh and India). It presents an overview of forests and forestry in South Asia; discusses the economic, social and environmental importance of forests; examines the potential drivers of change; predicts some probable scenarios and the state of South Asian forests and forestry in 2020 and highlights some of the priorities and strategies that could help achieve a green economy.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2785e/i2785e00.htm
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    Surveying risk, building opportunity: financial impacts of energy, water and climate risks on real estate in Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

    Description
    This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. The analysis considers current and planned commercial office buildings in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, with a particular focus on the Indian market given the large size of its real estate market and data availability. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region's growing green building market.
    Author
    Shally Venugopal; Dana Krechowicz; Deepa Shinde; Charanjit Singh; Roshan Padamadan
    Publisher
    World Resources Institute (WRI)
    http://www.wri.org/publication/surveying-risk-building-opportunity
  21. Title

    Thermohaline circulation: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 7

    Description
    This information sheet explains how water circulation is governed and the main processes that make the oceans circulate. It gives details about thermohaline circulation and its effects on climate, and considers the causes and effects of its eventual collapse. Explanations are accompanied by graphs and illustrations. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    Tim Osborn; Thomas Kleinen
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/thc/
  22. Title

    Third pole environment

    Description
    This brief report examines the potential impact of current and future environmental changes at the Third Pole (the Arctic, the Antarctic, the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding mountains) on the lives of people living downstream in the basins of Asia's major river systems which are fed by the glacier meltwater. It considers the biodiversity changes, the hydrological hazards and the social and economic impacts. This report was published in 2011.
    Author
    T. D. Yao; L. G. Thompson; V. Musbrugger; Y. M. Ma; F. Zhang; X. X. Yang; D. Joswiak
    Publisher
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/SC/pdf/sc_env_Third_Pole_EN.pdf
  23. Title

    Threat to fisheries and aquaculture from climate change

    Description
    This report examines how the fisheries and aquaculture sector is affected by climate change including the significance of fisheries and aquaculture, the nature of the climate change threat, the need to adapt to climate change and strategies for coping with climate change. This report was published by The WorldFish Center in 2007.
    Publisher
    The WorldFish Center
    http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/ClimateChange2.pdf
  24. Title

    Volcanoes and their effect on climate: Climatic Research Unit information sheet 13

    Description
    Explosive volcanic eruptions can have a major influence on global and regional climate. This information sheet introduces the pollution effects of a large scale volcanic eruption and the effect on climate, and gives examples of recently monitored eruptions, including the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, June 1991. Illustrations and graphs are also included. This is one of a series of information sheets from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, England.
    Author
    David Viner; Phil Jones
    Publisher
    Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia
    http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/info/volcano/
  25. Title

    Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

    Description
    This document presents guidelines to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests including guidance on legal recognition and allocation of tenure rights and duties, transfers and other changes to tenure rights and duties, administration of tenure, responses to climate change and emergencies and promotion, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2801e/i2801e.pdf

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