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2006

Southern Africa is one of the regions estimated to be most at risk
from climate change. While policy responses to global warming
have been mainly driven by debates among scientists, the insights
of poor people living on the frontline have been largely

ActionAid International
2006

This document brings attention to the fact that the impacts of most natural disasters are often exacerbated by negative human impacts on ecosystems. The report argues that recognizing and incorporating the value of ecosystem goods and services into relief

International Union for the Conservation of Nature
2006

This document aims to improve understanding about adaptation to climate change within development agencies, their partners and the other institutions/individuals working in the development community. In particular, it is designed to stimulate broader

Institute of Development Studies
2006

Crucially, there has been little progress in mainstreaming adaptation within existing poverty alleviation policy frameworks. There is a lack of research on the extent to which climate change, and environmental issues more broadly, have been integrated

Institute of Development Studies
2007

This issue includes 4 articles on climate change adaptation related issues.

Latin America up in smoke: climate change in Latin America:
This first article describes climate change impacts in Latin America and explains how to ensure climate change

International Institute for Environment and Development
2007

The WMO statement for 2006 describes extreme weather and climate events during the year and provides a historical perspective on the variability and trends of surface temperatures and other important parameters. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Meteorological Organization
2004

This paper conceptualizes Integrated Flood Management (IFM) as a subset of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and describes the interplay between floods and the development process. It takes a look at traditional flood management options from

World Meteorological Organization Global Water Partnership Associated Programme on Flood Management
2004

Torrential rains in Djibouti on 11-14 April 2004 resulted in flash floods in many areas, predominantly affecting the Ambouli River Oued (banks). It is estimated that approximately 300 people died; 600 houses were destroyed and another 100 inundated; 3,000

World Health Organization