Tag Archives: climate adaptation

Limits to adaptation

The coffee plant is sensitive to temperature. Adaptation to global warming implies moving the plants to higher altitudes. But what happens if there is no higher ground?

Pachauri opens door to new climate adaptation science

A new approach to tackling climate change in developing countries may win greater recognition, thanks to support from the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Speaking yesterday at the close of the 5th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change held in Bangladesh, Dr Rajendra Pachauri announced that its findings could be included in the adaptation chapters of the Fifth Assessment Report. This IPCC guidance for global decision-makers is due to be published in 2014. The conference […]

Adaptation angst in The Gambia

The Gambia may be small country but its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) includes some interesting perspectives on climate change. Is adaptation really any different from poverty reduction?

UK climate projections betray Copenhagen agenda

The new UK climate projections published by the Met Office Hadley Centre are a valuable risk management tool for policymakers. But they also speak volumes about the global failure to protect poor countries from climate change.

Climate adaptation or recycled development?

Climate change adaptation plans in developing countries often appear very similar to conventional development programmes. Could this become a source of confusion for donors?

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