Adaptation to Climate Change in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia

The three main outcomes of the project are: (1) The enabling environment for integrating climate change risks into management of forest ecosystems is in place; (2) Forest and protected area management in the Syunik region integrates pilot adaptation measures to enhance adaptive capacity of mountain forest ecosystems; (3) Capacities for adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation, learning, and replication of project lessons are developed. Lessons from the project are expected to be replicated in other mountain forest ecosystems of central and northern Armenia.

The socio economic impacts of climate change in Armenia

This report provides a general overview of potential vulnerabilities to climate change and analyzes specific sectors in which climate is an important factor and wherein climate change will likely have a strong impact in the coming century.

Understanding current and future vulnerability in coastal settings: community perceptions and preferences for adaptation in Zanzibar, Tanzania

This study examines coastal communities’ perceptions of environmental change in northeast Zanzibar, Tanzania and their preferences for adaptive strategies, while simultaneously examining physical change processes through change analysis. The study suggests coastal forest buffer zones as an anticipatory adaptation measure, which is based on soft measures such as vegetation planting, awareness raising and stakeholder cooperation.

Protecting Business Operations: Second Report on Costs and Benefits of Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Showing that business and industry can assess the risks that threaten their operations, identify measures to address the risks, and implement the measures before a disaster occurs.

The long road to resilience. Impact and cost-benefit analysis of community-based disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh.

As this report shows, activities to reduce disaster risk as implemented under the Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme between 2005 and 2011 by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) bear merit, as they generated a positive impact on programme communities.

Cost-benefit analysis for natural disaster management: A case study in the Philippines.

The report shows the reviews of the main methodologies used for cost benefit analyses of disaster prevention projects and selected one to apply to Philippines as a case study.

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in the Agriculture Sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report.

The report considered the role of development in exposure and vulnerability, the implications for disaster risk and DRM, and the interactions between extreme events, extreme impacts, and development. It examined how human responses to extreme events and disasters could contribute to adaptation objectives, and how adaptation to climate change could become better integrated with DRM practice. The report represents a significant step forward for the integration and harmonisation of the climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, and climate science communities.

Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food Security

This publication aims to present a step-by-step methodological approach to assist project teams to assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into agriculture, rural development, and food security investment projects.

Economic and health effects of increasing coverage of low-cost household drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to countries off-track to meet MDG target 10

The aim of this study is to estimate the health impacts and economic costs and benefits of improving water supply and sanitation services, with a focus on the least developed countries that are “off-track” to meet the water supply and sanitation MDG targets