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Contribution to climate change
A key constraint hindering the development of the energy sector is limited finance. In addition to the economic costs of constructing dams, there is the social and environmental cost to consider. The construction of ne...
19 Oct 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
Projected change in the distribution of malaria's vectors
*Under a climate change scenario with a rise of 2°C Africa wide temperature, 10% increase of summer rainfall and 10% decrease in winter rainfall. The overall climatic suitability of a nominated location for the two speci...
19 Oct 2016 - by GRID-Arendal /Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
Climate change impacts on agriculture
While projections for future impacts of climate change on agriculture in large parts of Africa are dire, the mountainous areas of East Africa may benefit from warmer temperatures and an increase in precipitation (Niang e...
19 Oct 2016 - by GRID-Arendal / Nieves Lopez Izquierdo
Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields in the 2040s under the Medium Impact Scenario, no adaptation and no irrigation water constraints
Water constraints are perceived as the most severe impact of climate change on the agricultural sector. Climate change will inevitably increase the number of areas needing irrigation, the water demand for crops, and ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields in the 2040s in the South Caucasus
The changes in crop yields, however, vary between locations. For certain crops in the mountain regionsthe changes may, in some cases, be beneficial. When assessing the impact of changes in temperature and precipitation, ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Irrigated zones and water shortage scenarios for 2040 in the South Caucasus
The capacity of farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change is low due to poorly managed irrigation and drainage systems, limited financial resources restricting the use of new technologies, inadequate support from...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Climate-related diseases in the Caucasus in 1999-2013
Climate change directly impacts human health and security. Natural disasters have the most obvious and immediate impact on people’s health and security as they abruptly destroy property, livelihoods, infrastructure, can ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Availability by Sector/Country (2)
All the countries of the South Caucasus made a commitment to develop separate policy documents on climate change adaptation, either internationally or nationally. Such commitments derive not only from international oblig...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
References to climate change adaptation in development strategies (Only strategies in force are covered)
Almost none of the development strategies (such as sustainable development and/or poverty reduction strategies) of the South Caucasus countries have an all-inclusive and adequate appreciation of climate change. Furthermo...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Existence of Coordination Mechanisms on Climate Change (As described above)
Coordination mechanisms can be clustered in the following way: (a) intergovernmental councils (b) inter-ministerial/agency national councils, (c) government experts groups, (d) donor coordination mechanisms, (e) experts ...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments Availability by Sector/Country (1)
All the countries of the South Caucasus made a commitment to develop separate policy documents on climate change adaptation, either internationally or nationally. Such commitments derive not only from international oblig...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Analysis of the institutional framework for climate change adaptation
The findings of the study in Chapter 2: Analysis of adaptation policies for vulnerable sectors be summarised as follows (see also table on the right): • None of the South Caucasus countries have specially designated l...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Overview of Presence of Climate Adaptation and Mountain Regions in Current Sectoral Strategies (Strategies under development or ones with expired term are not considered in the table)
The analysis of the sectoral policies of the three countries of the South Caucasus reveals that: • More recent policy documents are more comprehensive in their coverage of adaptation issues. For example, the National En...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Observed climate changes and scenarios for South Caucasus
Aremnia: The national trend of a warmer and drier climate that has been observed over the last 80 years is forecast to continue throughout the 21st century. Temperatures are predicted to increase 1.3–1.7°C by 2040, 2.6–...
27 Jun 2015 - by GRID-Arendal/Manana Kurtubadze
Upper Salween/Mekong basins future climate – Rainfall & Temperature
Rainfall: Rainfall projections in summer show an increasing trend over both upper basins, with an increase of about 5–10% over the southern areas where the normal precipitation is low. In the upper part of these basins...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni
HICAP - Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme
To help meet the challenges emerging in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, a pioneering programme was created to address critical knowledge gaps on water, climate and hydrology, and thus better understand the future impact...
14 Jun 2015 - by Riccardo Pravettoni