Tags: adaptation

Heat Waves and Human Health: Emerging Evidence and Experience to Inform Risk Management in a Warming World

This report from the USAID-funded Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project examines efforts to better understand and manage the risks of extreme heat on human wellbeing, including the public health burden heat poses and the direct and indirect impacts of heat waves. The assessment was made in support of the Climate Service for Resilient Development …

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A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia and Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Unabated warming could significantly undo previous achievements of economic development and improvements of living standards. At the same time, the region has both the economic capacity and weight of influence to change the present fossil-fuel based development pathway and curb global …

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Coalition-building in Coastal Cities

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in collaboration with the IFRC and American Red Cross has received an award from USAID/OFDA to design and test a set of tools and services to assist Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies and their partners to create effective city coalitions on community resilience, targeting climate smart resilience …

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Juego: Cuenca arriba, cuenca abajo

Es un juego diseñado con el apoyo del Centro del Clima de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja para educar de una manera didáctica y divertida la problemática del cambio climático en las zonas vulnerables. Río Arriba, Río Abajo (versión corta), Río Arriba, Río Abajo (juego), Climate Change Game and rules https://vimeo.com/45150733, https://vimeo.com/45097866, https://vimeo.com/52707857

GAIN – Global Adaptation Index

The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead. …

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The Gender and Climate Game

A participatory activity to support experiential learning and dialogue on the differential vulnerability of women and men facing climate variability and change. Players first take on the role of subsistence farmers facing changing risks — then ‘walk in the shoes’ of a specific gender role. Experiencing the consequences of individual and collective decisions, rich discussions …

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