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Publications

This contains experience notes, adaptation notes, policy briefs, policy papers, technical reports, stories on good practices, and other publications related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Southeast Asia not just from SEARCA, but also from KC3's partners and other agencies/institutions.

Key Messages Livelihoods in Lao PDR are diverse owing to a complex topography and the flows of the Mekong River basin. Over 40 unique livelihood groups exist in the country, each with a unique resilience profile. The livelihoods with greatest climate resilience are those with sufficient access to financial capital (and wealth) and land, those which are highly diversified, and those which do not rely on rainfed agriculture. Focusing on activities linked to these characteristics will enhance community resilience. Generally,…
This publication confirms the shared commitment of ADB and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) to mainstreaming gender equality in climate change and showcases how this priority is being integrated into the design of ADB’s CIF projects. Helping women become more resilient to the impact of climate change, acknowledging their key role and encouraging them to participate in responding to the challenges of climate change, and ensuring that they benefit from climate change financing investments are priorities for ADB as part…
ADB is working with leading clean technology accelerators, incubators, and start-ups across Asia to promote more efficient use and management of energy and natural resources. ADB’s Climate Technology Finance Center seeks to accelerate clean technology entrepreneurship and investment in Asia by supporting activities, programs, and partnerships that aim to produce more investable cleantech, more risk capital for cleantech, increased cleantech knowledge, and a stronger cleantech ecosystem.   Source: Asian Development Bank | Download pdf
Agriculture and Development Notes on Climate Change Adaptation1Vol. 7 No. 5 | David I. Gustafson2 The world’s food systems face an escalating challenge to meet accelerating demand for sustainably-produced, nutritious food in the face of multiple threats, including human population pressure, dwindling resources, and degraded ecosystems. About 1 billion people lack sufficient food and about 2 billion people suffer from a number of micronutrient deficiencies. Paradoxically, more than 2 billion adults are overweight, of which 500 million are obese. These…
Progress of Climate Research in the Philippines: State of Knowledge from Series of Climate Conferences   It is evident that the Philippines is bearing the brunt of climate change, making it crucial to adapt at a pace comparable with the increasing impacts of the changing climate. Recognizing the value of research and science in drawing long-term and sustainable solutions to climate change issues, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) - Philippines holds an annual national climate conference to…
Info Note: Agriculture's prominence in the INDCs As of 15 November 2015, 133 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) have been submitted, reflecting the contributions of 160 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Collectively, these Parties account for nearly 90 percent of global emissions. While the commitments vary, agriculture appears in a majority of the submissions.
Info Note: The Paris Climate Agreement: what it means for food and farming After two weeks of negotiations, nearly 200 nations have finally agreed on a global climate change agreement to replace the nearly expired Kyoto Protocol. The Paris Agreement – which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to “well below two degrees C” and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C – will come into force in 2020, and has already been hailed as historic and…
Agriculture and Development Notes on Climate Change Adaptation1Vol. 6 No. 2 | Majah Leah V. Ravago2, James A. Roumasset3, and Karl Jandoc4 The Philippines is the second on the list of nations which are prone to disasters, according to the 2014 World Risk Report of the United Nations University. The country is highly exposed to natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, tropical cyclones, and floods. This vulnerability is heightened by climate change as it affects weather patterns among other natural environmental…
Southeast Asia and the Economics of Global Climate Stabilization From 1990 to 2010, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in Southeast Asia have grown more rapidly than in any other region of the world. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has analyzed the potential role the region can play in climate change mitigation, focusing on the five countries of Southeast Asia that collectively account for 90% of regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region This report aims to fill a need for the latest thinking on climate change adaptation (CCA) in the Asia-Pacific region, thus the members of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) produced this report titled Emerging Climate Change Adaptation Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region to address pertinent and relevant issues in the region and sub-regions. This report aims to raising awareness and building the capacity of policymakers to deal with CCA.
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