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Community Resilience Tool Identifies Adaptation Options for Communities in Cambodia and Viet Nam

Embed from Getty Images A community resilience tool was developed and piloted 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. … Read more…

Lessons Learned from Comparative Studies on Coastal Forest Management in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines

Policy reviews and case studies were conducted in vulnerable coastal communities of the Philippines (Bohol and Palawan Province), Myanmar (Ayeyawady Delta) and Japan (Okinawa) to assess the effectiveness of bottom-up approaches, extract lessons and identify needs of relevant policies for coastal forest management. The project … Read more…

Study on Carbon Fluxes and Emission from the Red River Highlights Impact of Climate and Human Activities

Riverine carbon fluxes (discharge to the sea) and emission (outgassing or evasion) are an important part of carbon exchanges between terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric environment. In Asian regions, river water discharge and sediment loads have been altered dramatically over the past decades as a result … Read more…

Assessment of Risk Insurance Initiatives Contributes to Identifying Enabling Factors for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Benefits

The penetration of risk insurance in the developing Asia-Pacific is poor compared to many developed countries in the region due to several barriers that this sector is facing. Keeping this in view, this project assessed the benefits accrued through community-level risk insurance experiences in the … Read more…

Course Workbook on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

May 2017 – A course workbook outlining the Training Course on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate, part of the project “Mainstreaming Weather and Climate Information Application for Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate”, was released by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). The course workbook is … Read more…

Community Resilience Toolkit Helps Optimise Climate Change Adaptation in Cambodia and Viet Nam

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 … Read more…

Framework for Assessing Urban Resilience and Urban Energy Resilience Developed

A framework for designing toolkits for assessing urban resilience and energy resilience was developed as a means to mainstream resilience thinking into planning system and increase the response capacity of cities. In a recently closed project entitled “Integrated, Resilience-based Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation … Read more…