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Embankments crucial to protect the homeless
Feb 18, 2010 Aid agencies have urged the Bangladeshi government to speed up reconstruction of the coastal embankments destroyed by cyclone Aila by the end of March. Failing to repair the embankments on time would leave more than two lakh homeless people facing another monsoon in appalling conditions.
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SAARC concludes with a 'Silver Jubilee Declaration'
Apr 30, 2010 The 16th SAARC Summit concluded yesterday with a 36-point Thimphu Silver Jubilee Declaration that would aim at making SAARC truly action-oriented. Two agreements on Environment and Trade were signed along with the introduction of a development fund that will serve as a regional funding mechanism for various projects.
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Report highlights climate adaptation in the Himalayas
Dec 11, 2009 For people in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, adapting to increased risk of severe floods and droughts are among the new climatic realities. A report released on the sidelines of the Copenhagen climate summit draws attention to climate-induced water constraints and hazards faced by communities in the region.
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New rice strains to fight Bangladesh floods
Dec 17, 2009 Researchers at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute are hopeful that three new rice varieties currently being tested would help the country survive its floods and the impacts of global warming. Around 80% of Bangladeshi farmers are dependent on rice cultivation.
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Flood information system for Himalayan region
Dec 23, 2009 Finland has announced a maximum of 2 million Euros over three years in a joint partnership with ICIMOD to establish regional information system in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The initiative will help reduce water-related hazards by providing timely warning of floods in selected river basins.
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Women at the heart of climate adaptation
Jan 13, 2012 Rising food insecurity triggered by climate change will deal a serious blow to the nutrition status of Indian women unless the adaptation techniques focus on them, writes Aditi Kapoor.
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ICIMOD announces media workshop on climate change adaptation in South Asia
Mar 30, 2011 ICIMOD invites print and TV journalists from South Asia to participate in the media workshop on adaptation to climate change from 18 May 2011 to 20 May 2011. The workshop aims to create understanding and assess the impacts and vulnerability due to growing climate and socioeconomic changes for better adaptation.
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Mountains for sustainable development
Sep 15, 2011 Ahead of the COP 17 climate talks in Durban later this year, ICIMOD and GIZ will hold deliberations in the form of Mountain Day to highlight the critical role of mountain ecosystems in climate change adaptation and sustainable development. The event will take place on 4 December, 2011 in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa.
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CSE extends date for media fellowship on climate change
Apr 30, 2012 The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) under the theme 'Lives transformed: Tales of climate change, its impacts and how populations are coping' offers a media fellowship to Indian journalists. The fellowship program aims to discuss struggles in rural and urban India to combat and adapt to changing climate. The last date for submission of applications now is May 30, 2012.
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UK-India project to study climate change
May 19, 2009 As part of a collaborative research programme between India and the United Kingdom, five new projects will assess climate change impact on India up to 2050. Two regional projects in states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh will evaluate vulnerability and develop adaptation options.
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Sweet scent of success in Srinagar
Sep 29, 2011 With the global market in medicinal and aromatic plants expanding rapidly and climate change making it unprofitable to grow traditional crops, lavender cultivation is offering a viable alternative to Kashmiri farmers in north India.
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Setting the Copenhagen agenda
Apr 16, 2009 International Food Policy Research Institute releases its first series Agriculture and Climate Change: An Agenda for Negotiation in Copenhagen. The document looks into funding opportunities that would help poor farmers in undertaking mitigation and adaptation activities.
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Gender and climate change
May 27, 2009 Oxfam GB’s latest publication, Engendering adaptation to climate variability in Gujarat, India, is a policy document that acknowledges the women’s concerns in adaptation interventions. It provides simple and practical tools for measuring vulnerability and advocating policies and programmes sensitive to gender issues.
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Mainstreaming climate change in development
Jun 12, 2009 OECD’s Policy Guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation advances the notion of applying a climate lens to policymaking to reduce vulnerability. The document focuses on strengthening countries’ and donors’ capacities to integrate adaptation responses at various levels of development planning.
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Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change
Jul 10, 2009 Convenient solutions to an Inconvenient truth, World Bank’s latest document stresses on the inclusion of ecosystem-based approaches to national and regional adaptation strategies. The report points out that access to funds will help communities to address climate change at all levels.
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Action to reduce climate change impacts in India
Jul 13, 2009 Climate Change Impacts in Drought-and Flood-Affected Areas, a new World Bank report offers a combination of measures aimed at tackling the problem of climate change in selected climate hotspots. The focus of the study is to develop a new integrated modelling approach to assess future climate risks in India.
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Climate refugees adding strain to Bangladeshi capital
Oct 23, 2009 Experts say the pace at which the number of climate refugees is increasing in Bangladesh, the day is not far off when they will overwhelm the capital Dhaka. The government says the country needs $5 billion in the next five years to deal with the problems created by global warming.
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Women in India for climate justice
Nov 14, 2009 A Women’s tribunal on climate justice in the Indian capital aims to bring in gender equity in the climate debate. OneWorld South Asia met some of the women, who traveled from far flung parts of the country to voice stories of survival and adaptation.
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Bhutan: The cost of climate change
Dec 01, 2009 Bhutan’s Thorthormi glacial lake is a story of risks that climate change is building for the communities and wildlife in the Himalayas. The Indian Himalayan region is home to over 5,160 glaciers, many of them are at risk today.
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India adapting to climate change chaos
Oct 22, 2009 As a developing nation with hundreds of millions trapped in rural poverty, India’s adaptive capacity is weak compared to others, writes Dr D.K. Giri, Director, Schumacher Centre. He feels adaptation is already an unfortunate necessity, even if it appears to some like surrender.
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Calculating the cost of climate adaptation
Apr 01, 2009 UN’s top climate body is providing assistance to nine developing countries to calculate costs for climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is estimated that over a trillion dollars will be required for implementing the measures to fight the phenomenon.
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Copenhagen climate summit must include agriculture
Apr 02, 2009 An international body on food policy in its report has claimed agricultural sustainability is key to climate change adaptation. It emphasises on the need to bring forth the primacy of agriculture into negotiations at the climate meet at Copenhagen later this year.
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Finance a key element in Bonn adaptation talks
Apr 09, 2009 The first round of climate change talks held in Germany to draft a post-Kyoto climate change treaty has underlined the need for setting up funds to help poor countries in their adaptation and mitigation efforts. It was proposed that developed countries provide at least US$ 50 billion annually.
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India is doing a great deal on climate change: Saran
Jul 17, 2009 Shyam Saran, Special Envoy to Prime Minister on Climate Change, says that those who think that India is not serious about the issue are “completely off the mark”. He was speaking at a day-long consultation organised by OneWorld Foundation India.
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Role of microfinance in climate change adaptation
Apr 28, 2010 Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change, an OECD publication analyses the lending activities of 22 microfinance institutions in Bangladesh and Nepal to assess the extent to which microfinancing can help the poor adapt to climate change.
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India: Adapting to climate change with Submarine Rice
Sep 27, 2010 Swarna SUB1 flood-tolerant varieties of rice are deemed as a great example of climate change adaptation by Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute. The institute plans to transfer the gene to rice varieties across Asia to make them more resilient to climate change.
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Competition slackens UN's climate change programmes: Action Aid
Apr 06, 2011 Action Aid has opposed the investments made by multilateral funding agencies and rich nations for climate change programmes outside those run by the United Nations. The organisation says those funds should have been diverted to implement the more responsible UN’s climate change policies.
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Bhutan hosts Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas 2011
Aug 11, 2011 Representatives from Bangladesh, India and Nepal will convene in Bhutan in November to establish a strategy for adapting to climate change, especially its impact on the Himalayas, and to create networks enabling information and experience sharing.
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Millions of Asian climate migrants and millions more in the future
Sep 20, 2011 An Asian Development Bank report has revealed that at least 30 million people were displaced last year by climate-related disasters across Asia. It also estimated that 40 billion dollars of investment was needed to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Countries' climate change adaptation
Sep 28, 2011 The Global Adaptation Index is a multi-faceted tool that gives a unique look at a country's vulnerability to global warming and readiness to adapt. The project is a Global Adaptation Institute initiative.
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