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Climate change - Other news

[Updated: March 21, 2013]
 


NEW: Theories of change for low carbon resilient development, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) article, January 2013. 


NEW: Climate, Development and Equity. Dag Hammerskjold Foundation Development dialogue no. 61, September 2012.


Unfunded mandates on the frontline: Rio+20 and local environmental governance. Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) Comment, by Helle Munk Ravnborg, March 2012.


Call for Proposals: Adaptation Science and Adaptation Policy Fellowships on Climate Change in Africa

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) Secretariat of the Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (IRA-UDSM) announces the second call for Proposals for “Adaptation Science Fellowships” and “Adaptation Policy Fellowships”. ACCFP Fellowships provide experiential learning, education, research and training opportunities to African professionals, researchers and graduate students to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa. African graduate students, early to mid-career professionals, scientific researchers and university educators are eligible to apply. Applications are particularly encouraged from women and traditionally under-represented regions and countries in Africa. For further information, please write to accfp2@gmail.com or accfp@ira.udsm.ac.tz.


Deadline for applications: February 6, 2012

Thanks to DDRN member Carl Erik Schou Larsen for sharing this news!

Identifying a Fair Deal on Climate Change. Center for Global Development (CGD) Note, by Nancy Birdsall, Dan Hammer and Arvind Subramanian, October 2011.


Climate Change and Food Systems Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) publication, by Lim Li Ching, Sue Edwards and Nadia El-Hage Scialabba, 2011.


Improving information for community-based adaptation. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Sustainable Development Opinion Papers, by Saleemul Huq, October 2011.


2012 INNOVATION PRIZE FOR AFRICA. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the first 2012 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). This annual prize honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa.

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2011


Sustainable Land Management Technologies. These mini-films, of 5-7 minutes each, show two sustainable land management (SLM) technologies that have a proven track record in Africa: Stone Lines and Fanya Juu.


Women as key players in climate change adaptation. Joto Afrika Briefing Issue 6, March 2011.


Climate change knowledge and social movement theory. Sociology Lens & Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIRE) web debate on the article 'Climate change knowledge and social movement theory'.

Thanks to DDRN member Andrew Jamison for sharing this news!


Issue 005 - The implications of climate change on health in Africa. Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) Joto Afrika journal issue 5, December 2010.



Finding sustainable agriculture solutions to meet food security and climate change challenges! Report from Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010 that was held in parallel to COP16 on December 4, 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.


ICLEI Africa Newsletter November 2010. Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Africa newsletter, November 2010.


Climate adaptation as risk management: limits and lessons from disaster risk reduction. International Human Dimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change (IHDP) update 2.2009, by Mark Pelling and Lisa Schipper, 2009.


Climate change and transboundary water resource conflicts in Africa. Institute of Security Studies (ISS) workshop report, by dr. Dabay Tadesse Woldemichael, September 2009.


Climate Resilient Cities in South Asia

Climate Resilient Cities in South Asia is an initiative aimed at consolidating and generating knowledge on approaches, indicators, tools, ways and means of enhancing resilience to climate change. Urban communities and stakeholders of urban governance as well as the scientific research community are key audience for this initiative. Enhancing accessibility to information on resilience enhancing efforts in cities of South Asia is a key output that the initiative aims at achieving.

The initiative was launched in April 2009. Read more on the website of Community Enterprise Forum International (CEFI) and in Press release [pdf, 25kB].


The climate challenge for ACP agriculture. Report from the 4th ‘Brussels Development Briefing’ – a part of a series of discussion meetings on ACP-EU development issues.


Seminar supported by the DDRN: Sharing the Green Gold: Poverty, Forests and Climate Change. Presentations from the seminar on April 21, 2009.


Community-based adaptation to climate change bulletin. Summary of the 3rd international workshop on community-based adaptation to climate change, February 18-24, 2009 in Bangladesh. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), February 2009. 


The rise of climate protectionism. South Bulletin Issue 40, South Centre, September 2009.


CGIAR News September 2009. Newsletter from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, September 2009. 


Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change Bulletin. A summary of the third international workshop on community-based adaptation to climate change, February 18-24, 2009. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2009.


Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in the Developing World: What will it Cost? Video documentation from seminar held by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), October 5, 2009 - Washington, USA.


Africa-wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues - ACCID - News Digest. FANRPAN compiles and distributes a weekly digest of news articles relating to agriculture and climate change in Africa.


The use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous peoples and rural communities in adapting to climate change. Documentation from workshop organised by Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research together with Bioversity International and the University of Chiang Mai Plant Genetic Resources and Nutrition Laboratory (CMUPNlab), June 17-20, 2009.


The climate challenge for ACP agriculture. Report from 4th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on February 13th 2008.


Council conclusions on Climate change and development. Weblog by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) concerning discussions and decision on climate change from the 2974th External Relations Council meeting held in Brussels on November 17, 2009.


CGD Climate Policy Choices Survey. Center for Global Development (CGD) has launched a survey to collect views on what an efficient, effective, and equitable climate agreement could look like. The survey counts 15 questions and takes about 15 minutes. Please contribute before November 30, 2009.


DTU Climate Change Technologies Conference. Final report, presentations and recommendations from the conference that was held on September 17, 2009. The conference gathered representatives from industry, academia and publilc authorities to discuss solutions and recommendations on how to achieve fast development and implementation of climate change technology.


Conversations with the Earth participatory videos. Development in Practice is enabling free full-text access and reduced price print copies of the recent special issue on Citizens' Media to support and highlight Conversations with the Earth, an indigenous-led multimedia campaign exhibiting in Copenhagen at COP15.



After Copenhagen, the Way Forward. South Bulletin Issue 43, South Centre, February 2010.


Who makes the change. Documentary by DDRN member Marcelo de Aguiar showing the story of Jesuina Braga Alves that illustrates the livelihood of many small scale farmers in the Brazilian Amazon whose survival has been challenged by changes on the climate and consequent policy reforms, January 2010.


Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change Bulletin. Summary of the fourth international conference on community-based adaptation to climate change, February 21-27, 2010. Published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in collaboration with the Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Vol 135 No.3, March 2010.


Haramata 55: Bulletin of the drylands. Edited by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), March 2010.


Report on the Consultative Workshop on the Science of Climate Change and Socio-Economic Prosperity in Africa: Post-Copenhagen (UNFCCC/COP15). Workshop organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), Regional Office for Africa, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17-19, 2010.


Climate talks back on track. South Centre, South Bulletin issue 47, May 2010.


From summit resolutions to farmers' fields: Climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture. Proceedings of the Governing Council High-Level Panel and Side Events in Conjunction with the Thirty-third Session of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s Governing Council, February 2010.


“Dialogue on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change” Concluding Conference. April 16-17, 2009 - Nairobi, Kenya. Presentations and documents, including the Nairobi Statement, are available online.


“Dialogue on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change” Africa Regional Workshop. February 24-25, 2009 - Bamako, Mali. Documents and presentations are available online.


“Dialogue on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change” South East Asia Regional Workshop. January 19-21, 2009 - Hanoi, Vietnam. Documents and presentations are available online.


Tiempo # 71: Special issue on health and climate change. Tiempo Climate Newswatch Issue 71, April 2009.


The climate challenge for ACP agriculture. Report from 4th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on February 13, 2008.


Climate Justice for Realisation of the MDGs: Southern Perspectives and Voices. Report of the Seventh Annual Regional Meeting of OneWorld South Asia, New Delhi. One World South Asia (OWSA), 2008.


Adaptation Africa newsletter. Climate change adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and development programme, Quarterly newsletter, November 2008, 7 pages, English and French.


Development Dialogue Report: Climate Justice and Gender

As part of the Environmental Justice and Gender Programme, the Development Dialoguetook place on December 18-19, 2008 in Bolsena, Italy. More than 80 participants from all over the world, including students from some 23 different countries actively participated in the debates. The topics and issues covered ranged from political ecology, environmental justice and the more innovative gender and climate change nexus. Alternatives to local/global development approaches were also discussed.

     
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