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Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. Over 30 UNESCO programmes in the sciences, education, culture and communication contribute to creating knowledge, educating and communicating about climate change, and to understanding the ethical implications for present and future generations.

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Rural communities throughout the Asia-Pacific are generally more exposed to climate-driven changes to their livelihoods than those in larger/urban communities. A team led by Dr. Chris Jacobson, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, developed and piloted a community resilience tool to be used to support climate change adaptation within existing development planning pathways.

The framework included 39 key questions based around the outcomes related to livelihoods and environment, infrastructure, community, and climate change and disaster management. The assessment tool provides a simple and cost-efficient means for monitoring the long-term effectiveness of un-co-ordinated aid donor projects in supporting community-based adaptation to climate change.

The project was funded by the under APN’s Climate Adaptation Framework, grant no. CAF2015-RR18NSY-Jacobson.


The project page on APN E-Lib: http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2028

Final report

Community resilience assessment and climate change adaptation planning: A Cambodian guidebook

Community resilience assessment and climate change adaptation planning: A Vietnamese guidebook

Source: Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research | 19 January 2017

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Imelda Visaya-Abaño
Rex L. Navarro
Rosa T. Perez

Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists aims to help journalists and editors, including journalism teachers and trainers, to navigate and understand scientific issues better. It hopes to provide a clear idea of the nature of climate change, what types of data and information journalists need to write or produce a story (particularly on the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security), how to report climate issues effectively, and how to influence decision-making in the process, as well as generate public debate and action.

Read more: Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists

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