Tagged on: Climate change

Serials
UN Environment Africa Office Newsletter - Jan-Feb 2017
United Nations Environment Programme
Download: English
Policy and Strategy Documents
Making the case for ecosystem-based adaptation: building resilience to climate change
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Healthy ecosystems provide valuable services such as food, clean water, protection from disease, and flood and erosion control, while at the same time building resilience against climate change impacts. This has been recognized by the UNFCCC in decision 1/CP.16 inviting Parties to enhance action on adaptation by “building resilience of socio-ecological systems, including through economic diversification and sustainable management of natural resources”.


Download: English
Reports and Books
Seychelles country report
Vicki King and Bryony Walmsley

Seychelles country report contents: National vision Biophysical profile Socio-economic profile Legal profile Institutional profile EIA practice Key successes and challenges


Download: english
Reports and Books
Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities
The 1 Gigaton Coalition

While this report clearly demonstrates significant benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, it also highlights untapped potential gains, which the Coalition aims to describe more fully in future reports. For example, REN21’s Global Status Report 2015 states that 164 countries have defined renewable energy targets in 2015, including 131 developing and emerging economies, meaning developing countries have a great capacity to contribute to emissions reductions. The extent to which this is being realized is of more than academic interest. Good examples and positive stories about renewable energy and energy efficiency are motivating more and more countries to take action.


Download: English
Manuals and Guides
Vulnerability and Climate Change Impact Assessments for Adaptation: VIA Module
United Nations Environment Programme

The module on Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment (VIA), as well as the version for cities, outline key approaches to help in assessing vulnerability to climate change in the context of other non-climatic issues and stresses such as environmental change and consumption levels, and their integration with other drivers and pressures. In this way, they make use of the general DPSIR framework. The DPSIR framework also helps in mainstreaming responses to climate change with other development measures.


Download: English, Chinese, Spanish
Manuals and Guides
IEA Training Manual Volume Two: Themes: Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Assessment in Cities
United Nations Environment Programme

The objectives of this module are to complement the GEO Cities Methodology to assist government and other institutions that are supporting climate change adaptation either from a technical or a policy perspective. It is aimed at broadening technical and institutional capabilities in the context of climate change, as outlined in the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building. The GEO Cities Methodology should be used as a basic reference guide for integrated environmental assessments in cities


Download: English
Reports and Books, Policy and Strategy Documents
Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan 2015-2024: Strengthening Sustainable Development in Africa
United Nations Environment Programme

The main objective of the Africa Environmental Education and Training Action Plan (AEETAP) is to enhance community environmental education and training within the continent, through various formal education, training, lifelong learning and capacity building programmes and projects, encouraging participation of both males and females equally. These programmes and projects are envisaged to fundamentally improve the environmental, societal and economic state of Africa for the benefit of Africa’s people, and are closely aligned to the five AMCEN flagship programmes.


Download: English
Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A toolkit for Implementers
United Nations Environment Programme

The focus of this Toolkit is to help address that gap – to provide University staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources, gleaned from the literature, from global case studies and from practice which are intended to inspire, encourage and support Universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. In turn, it is hoped the “green campus” will help inform the “green curriculum”, and extending beyond institutional boundaries, help to catalyse more sustainable communities.


Download: English
Reports and Books
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities: Stories of Change
United Nations Environment Programme
Download: English
Reports and Books
Global Adaptation Network Brochure
United Nations Environment Programme

Adaptation is a multidisciplinary undertaking, requiring collaboration from diverse actors operating in different sectors and this makes it critical to share information. While much knowledge exists for successful adaptation, it is often fragmented and not always accessible to diverse stakeholders. The mobilization and sharing of knowledge and experiences is therefore, critical for informing adaptation decision-making, planning and practice. The Global Adaptation Network (GAN) aims to address this need.


Download: English