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Climate change - Links

[Updated: March 19, 2012]

This is a new page of the DDRN website established to provide you with easier access to links concerning climate change posted on this site. Please note that new items uploaded since the latest monthly newsletter will be posted on top of the list.

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Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM). ALM is a web-based platform that supports the integration of climate change adaptation into development planning by widening access to available knowledge and experience. ALM features include country profiles, case studies and lessons learned, and a comprehensive collection of guidance and tools to aid in adaptation-related work. Templates are provided to help you contribute your own knowledge and practices.

AfricaAdapt. AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities, who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across Africa.
AfricaAdapt helps you to:
- Share information about yourself, your organisation, and easily create your own project website for free.
- Learn about what others are doing in your region,
- Exchange perspectives with people interested in the same topics as you,
- Access news and information on adaptation in Africa.
- Apply to the Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund.

Andean Community / Comunidad Andina. Comunidad Andina comprises Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It is a consolidation committed to promoting economic and social cooperation and subregional solidarity, strengthening of the economies, reducing vulnerability and enhancing development.


Briefing Sheets from Local Government Climate Roadmap. The briefing sheets are made in order to prepare local government representatives for the international climate negotiations. However, the briefing sheets contain a lof of background information suitable for anybody interested in the climate negotiations.


Carbon Market Perspectives Series. An annual series of papers made by the Capacity for Development for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project at UNEP Risoe.

CDM Bazaar. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CDM Bazaar is a Web-based facility which serves as a platform for exchange of information on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project opportunities.

CD4CDM. 4-year project on Capacity Development for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) implemented by UNEP with funding from the government of the Netherlands. Resource material on CDM is available on the website of the project.

CDM in Africa. This is a network that connects all stakeholders interested in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa. This network is an initiative of the Foundation for Energy, Climate, and Environment (FECE).

City Climate Catalogue. A collection of local governments' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets and climate change mitigation achievements. In cooperation between the City of Copenhagen and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).

Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). CDKN aims to help decision-makers in developing countries  design and deliver climate compatible development. The network will provide demand-led research and technical assistance, and channel available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level.

Climate and Disaster Governance Programme. The Climate and Disaster Governance Programme has been launched in October 2008. It will help policy-makers and civil society organisations understand how different governance arrangements can make development more resilient to climate change and disasters. The programme is a joint initiative by the Institute of Development Studies and Christian Aid.

Climate and Sustainability. The portal on Climate Change of the University of Copenhagen providing information about climate change issues, the COP15 summit, and climate-related activities at the University of Copenhagen.

Climate Change and Development (CC DARE). CC DARE is a joint UNEP-UNDP programme providing demand-driven, flexible and rapid financial and technical support to 15 Sub-Saharan countries in order to remove barriers and create opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation into national development planning and decision-making frameworks.

Climate Change Media Partnership. Internews, Panos and IIED have joined forces to support developing world journalism and perspectives from the heart of the international climate negotiations.

Climate lite. Climate Lite has been created by the Climate Change and Development Centre (CCDC) at IDS especially for policymakers and field practitioners who are not climate change experts but need to understand the key issues. 

Climate Planning. This new, interactive users’ guide to tools for climate and development planning contains resources and methodologies to help decision-makers through the challenges of development planning in a changing climate. The guide covers over 30 tools for climate compatible development building and planning, from the donor, private sector, NGO and country-led communities. It was created by Ecofys and IDS, with the support of CDKN.

. A climate change adaptation focused blog, ClimatePrep.org, has been launched by WWF. With the help of first-hand accounts and expert interviews, the site aims to illustrate climate change adaptation using on the ground adaptation projects, explorations of adaptation concepts, and tracking the progress of adaptation in the
international policy arena.

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management approach. Through extensive consultation, the Strengthening Climate Resilience consortium has developed a Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (CSDRM) approach. This has three integrated aims: 1) to tackle changing disaster risk and uncertainties; 2) to enhance adaptive capacity; and 3) to address poverty, vulnerability and their structural causes. The CSDRM approach can be used to assess the effectiveness of existing DRM strategies in a changing climate and to guide strategic planning, programme development and policymaking.

Commission on Climate Change and Development. The Commission gathers 13 renowned individuals who participate in their personal capacity to bring a range of experiences from different regions and disciplines. It is chaired by the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Ms Gunilla Carlsson, ans is to serve as a bridge between policy makers and organisations around the world.

Community Based Adaptation Exchange (CBA-X). CBA-X is a shared online resource developed by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Eldis. CBAx has been designed to bring together and grow the CBA community. It provides a site for the exchange of up-to-date information about community-based adaptation, including news, events, case-studies, tools, policy resources, and videos.

Community Enterprise Forum International (CEFI). A non-profit development and knowledge management organisation working towards ensuring sustainable and equitable development. Based in New Delhi it works across South Asia directly and through partnerships with important development stakeholders including communities, governments, NGOs, international institutions as well as private sector counterparts.

COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, Copenhagen. Temporary Danish website for COP15 - United Nations Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen 2009.


Decision Making In A Changing Climate. The World Resources Report provides practical guidance and information about integrating climate risks with policy makers and officials, based on extensive research and analysis. The website will be continously updated until the release of the final report.

Dialogue on Climate Change Adaptation for Land and Water Management. The Dialogue Process on Climate Change Adaptation for Land and Water Management was initiated in 2009 to increase resilience towards climate change in developing countries. A website to support the process was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark on January 16, 2009.


Eldis Community Climate Group: Run up to Mexico. This group focuses on exchanging climate change-related information in the run-up towards Mexico in December.


Forests and Climate. The Forests and Climate blog aims at bringing together insights leading up to Forest Day 3 (FD3) at COP15 and beyond in order to stimulate online dialogue for the protection and conservation of forests as an important resource for combating climate change.

Foundation for Energy, Climate and Environment (FECE). FECE is an NGO that addresses problematic issues facing the poor with regard to energy, climate change, and the environment. FECE identifies problems, conducts research and helps implement research outputs.


George Mason University Centre for Climate Change Communication conducts public engagement and behavior change research that can be used to improve climate change communication and social marketing programs.

Global Carbon Exchange: Making Business Sense of Climate Change. GCX offers strategic environmental sustainability consulting and training (courses). GCX aims to partner with customers to assist them in pinpointing and creating their eco-advantage, or, in other words, the ability to demonstrably reduce their environmental and social impacts, while maintaining strong growth and profitability.

Global Warming: Early Warning Signs. Website set up by a series of organisations with a map that illustrates the local consequences of global warming. It includes "Fingerprints" showing direct manifestations of a widespread and long-term trend toward warmer global temperatures and "Harbinger" illustrating events that foreshadow the types of impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming. 


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change.

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). ICIMOD is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the member countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. ICIMOD works on issues related to climate change and globalisation such as impacts on mountain ecosystems and local livelihoods and addresses upstream-downstream issues.


Linking Cliamte Adaptation (LCA) Network. The Network is a community of over 900 practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers exchanging information on climate adaptation research and practice around the globe.


Nordic Climate Facility (NCF). The NCF is part of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) faciltitating climate change investments and renewable enery solutions. NCF supports the exchange of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between Nordic countries and low-income countries in the sector of climate change through grant financing.

Norwegian REDD-research networkA collaborative network of academics conducting research related to reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, has been established to consolidate and develop the competence of Norwegian researchers to provide relevant and high-quality data and advice with regard to REDD.


OneClimate is an initiative of OneWorld UK, which is a not-for-profit organisation, created to provide a series of innovative spaces and tools to enable people to share experiences, knowledge, insights, questions and answers about climate change.


Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR). The Platform seeks to improve the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by synthesizing and sharing existing knowledge, identifying areas where research is needed and stimulating the development of new research partnerships. One of the topics the Platform is currently working on is the use of agrobiodiversity to help cope with climate change.


Responding to Climate Change (RTCC). RTCC is a nongovernmental organisation showcasing policies, innovations, technologies, products and services related to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change. It is accredited as an official observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process, and has published documentation for and from FN Climate conferences since COP6.


Southern Africa Climate Change Network (SACCNet). This new network aims to promote regional knowledge sharing within the SADC region, and between the SADC region and Denmark. The network will also facilitate development of joint project applications and other research cooperation in the various thematic areas. 

Stockholm Environment Institute. SEI is an independent international research institute. The institute has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years.

Strengthening Climate Resilience is the website of the Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Approach (CSDRM).


Tiempo Climate Newswatch. Tiempo Climate Newswatch is a weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues. It is part of Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary, a co-production of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Tiempo Climate Portal. The Tiempo Climate Portal provides access to carefully selected documents, websites and other resources concerned with climate and sustainable development. It is part of Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary, a co-production of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).


UNDP Climate Community (UNDPCC). The UNDP Climate Community website, available in English, French, Russian and Spanish, presents information on key climate change issues including the economic and policy implications of climate change and analyses of the negotiations. It also features an extensive library with documents in multiple languages and forums to share information and resources.

UNEP Risoe CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database. The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOEs and several analyses.

Voluntary REDD+ Database. This website offers access to maps, graphs and summary statistics on REDD+ financing that has been reported to the REDD+ Partnership, as well as detailed information on individual agreements between countries and/or institutions.


WikiADAPT. WikiADAPT is an interactive space where users and experts share knowledge and experience on climate adaptation. The wiki contains core themes on Framing Adaptation, Risk Monitoring, Decision Screening, and Communication, as well as tools and methods, worked examples and useful guidance to aid adaptation planning and implementation.













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