IPCC Report WGII AR5 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability Published

Climate change has already had a powerful negative effect on agriculture and food security for the world’s most vulnerable, and that impact will get worse, according to agricultural experts responding to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report at a conference in London. Read the full article…

The recently published IPCC report goes on to point out that despite all that has been learned about how to adapt, the world is still ill-prepared to deal with the risks of climate change.

Read the IPCC WGII AR5 summary for Policy Makers

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Preventionweb.Net – Promote your DRR work

Preventionweb.net is a platform to promote work in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. The platform provides information by country, theme or hazard, allows sharing of our progress and lessons learned, and connects over 125 networks.
To submit: http://www.preventionweb.net/submit

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Has climate change adaptation lost its way?

Has climate change adaptation lost its way? By Megan Rowling. April 2014.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org (TRF)

See related article: Kates, R., W. Travis, and T. Wilbanks. 2012. Transformational adaptation when incremental adaptations to climate change are insufficient.


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International post-graduate training in DRR and CCA launched in Mexico

In December 2013, CATALYST partners and several think tank members implemented  the first ‘CATALYST-Local’ initiative in Mexico: Working with the rural community of Las Palomas in the Sierra Gorda, the CATALYST-Local Winter Academy brought 25 young researchers from Europe and Mexico together to learn to apply first-hand concepts and methods supporting adaptative management and DRR. The next academy will take place in Mexico with the same community in April 2015. Read more….

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