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GUIDE: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for South Asia?

The condition of the oceans and the cryosphere (frozen parts of the Earth) affect our lives - as described in the IPCC's recent Special Report. This 'explainer' guide from CDKN pulls out key messages and graphics of relevance to everyone in South Asia's diverse landscapes. [more]…

GUIDE: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for Latin America?

The frozen lands and coastal-marine environments of Latin America are affected by changes in the climate. These changes are detailed in the IPCC's recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate. [more]…

GUIDE: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate: What’s in it for Africa?

This 'explainer' guide by CDKN, to the IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, illuminates key issues for African readers. [more]…

POLICY BRIEF: Framework for effectiveness and resilience of small and medium-scale irrigation systems in Nepal

A CDKN project helped the Government of Nepal to assess how irrigation will be affected by climate change - and to come up with recommendations to improve irrigation practices and make them more climate-resilient. [more]…

POLICY BRIEF: Adaptation to climate change in the hydroelectricity sector in Nepal

The hydroelectricity sector in Nepal will be affected by climate change. This study identifies areas where adaptation will be important in the coming years, using a climate risk assessment (CRA) methodology based on a bottom-up decision-scaling approach. [more]…

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Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation: Trade-offs and governance

https://www.espa.ac.uk/book

The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.

Peri-urban areas and water stress - a forgotten agenda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVJZzq6lF8s

Dr Dik Roth (CCMCC project leader) discusses the importance of bringing peri-urban needs and dynamics to the agenda.

Recognising the dynamics that surround drought impacts

http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/138/One_page_summaries/Few%20%26%20Tebboth%20%282018%29%20Recognising%20the%20dynamics%20that%20surround%20drought%20impacts.pdf

Effective reduction of drought risk can seldom be achieved as a standalone measure. Findings from ASSAR's work in semi-arid Ethiopia and Kenya show how multiple environmental and societal dynamics shape

When participation is not enough

http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/when-participation-not-enough-lessons-decentralised-water-governance-namibia

Expecting local participation in decentralised water management without providing support can actually make it more challenging for vulnerable communities to access water. Lessons from ASSAR's work in north-central Namibia.

A well does not always lead to wellbeing

http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/138/South_Asia/IIHS/TIMELINE%2001_Borewell_small.pdf

Sometimes, adaptation interventions can lead to unintended consequences. In Tamil Nadu, India, subsidies for borehole digging led to short-term improvements. But in the long-term, groundwater levels dropped, small farmers went into debt, and household wellbeing declined.

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