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UNDP, UNEP Expand National Climate Adaptation Program

The two leading UN agencies are expanding efforts to assist national governments adapt to climate change as UN member nations gear up for much anticipated climate change treaty talks in Paris this December.

Our Common Future Under Climate Change

Our Common Future Under Climate Change: The Challenge and Opportunity

Living in a post-carbon world – The largest international scientific meeting on climate change concluded this week in Paris, reinforcing the idea that 2015 is a crossroads for action on global warming. The international conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change (CFCC15) included 2000 scientists from nearly 100 countries discussing a large breadth of interests and disciplines. A total of 165 session over…

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Coping with climate change: Stilt houses.

Video: Climate Change Adaptation

As Cop 20 wraps up its negotiations in Lima, Peru in hopes of securing an international climate treaty in Paris next year, the need for adaptation to a climate changed world becomes abundantly clear. As is typical of the COP process, the talks in Lima wind up in the weary, wee final hours the conference wrangling over the same contentious issues…

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Latest IPCC Installment Highlights Climate Risks, Potential for Adaptation

The threats, risks and costs associated with a rapidly changing climate continue to mount, making the benefits and rewards to be gained by enacting global adaptation and mitigation policies and initiatives yet more valuable and urgent, according to the latest installment of the UN IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.

Initial IPCC Predictions on Global Temperature Rise Remarkably Accurate

Researchers investigating the accuracy of UN IPCC scientists’ initial consensus prediction of mean global temperature 1990-2030 found it to be nearly right on the money as of 2010.

World Bank to “Turn Down the Heat” — 4º C Temperature Rise Projected

The World Bank will boost support for climate change mitigation, green growth and climate-smart development as a new report concludes we’re on track for a 4º C temp rise.

GAIN focuses on building resilience in response to climate change as the hybrid storm Sandy batters the U.S. east coast

New GAIN Index Draws Attention to Climate Change Resiliency as Superstorm Sandy Hits East Coast

A free, open-source, open-data online navigation tool, the Global Adaptation Institute’s 2012 GAIN Index offers much more than just a ranking of countries’ resiliency to climate change. It’s providing prominent private and public sector organizations the data and tools to make better informed decisions as to how best to invest in climate change adaptation efforts.