Presentation on theme: "Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment Step 2 Collect scientific information."— Presentation transcript:
Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptation assessment Step 2 Collect scientific information
Adaptation Learning Net Country profiles, projected changes in temperature, rainfall and climate-related disaster risks and impacts.
Collect scientific information World Bank Climate Portal Provides detail of impacts on particular projects and suggested adaptations. Links climate models to Google maps
Collect scientific information PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impacts Studies) High-resolution climate change information. For national climate change scenarios, impact, vulnerability and adaptation studies. precis.metoffice.com/
Collect scientific information SERVIR Integrates satellite observations, ground data and forecast models to monitor and forecast environmental changes and improve disaster response. Kenya, Nzoia River basin, Lake Victoria. Multispectral imagery from NASA satellite, August 23, 2008 for flood analysis
Step 1 identify environmental hazards Collect scientific information Identify climatic zones Identify information needed Compile question list Collect scientific information Community knowledge weADAPT Climate Explorer Simplifies climate data extraction and analysis. Assists appropriate application to adaptation. Addressed uncertainty of projections. For policy makers and development practitioners.
Information Sources Adaptation Learning Mechanism Joint UNDP, UNEP, World Bank and Global Environment Facility project Country profiles under development Predicted changes in temperature, precipitation, climate-related disaster risks, projected climate-related impacts Summary of National Communication, Links to Adaptation Initiatives Contribute learning
National Communications Almost all governments have submitted NCs to the UNFCCC Includes: inventory of greenhouse gas emissions inventory of loss of greenhouse gas sinks national vulnerability to climate change steps taken towards implementing the convention on climate change at a national level
NAPAs National Adaptation Programmes of Action Programmes of action Also part of UNFCCC LDCs receive assistance Build on experiences and strategies at community- level Identify priority adaptation activities to reduce country vulnerability Contain info on: climate, risks, water/ natural resources, development challenges, adaptation priorities, barriers to addressing CC, capacity building Contain Government and stakeholder contacts
National Focal Points Government climate change focal point person Contact details on the UNFCCC website Useful first point of contact to government departments for data and information Develop ties for advocacy work
Established by World Meteorological Organisation Summaries of scientific research & advice on climate change according to region Impacts on ecosystems and societies Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change
USAID Provides short country profiles from USAID’s perspective of the impact of global climate change on the countries where it works
UNEP/GRID-Arendal Environment and sustainable development resources Maps and graphics by region Thematic content Deforestation coastal intrusion correlations of freshwater biodiversity and poverty Earthwire regional climate news useful reports for Africa and Central Europe For maps and graphics: http://maps.grida.no/
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) (USAID-funded) Early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues in Africa, Asia and South America English, French and Portuguese
Prevention Web (International Strategy for Disaster Reduction) Country information: past disasters Frequency number of people affected level of impact
DFID country profiles – climate information section DFID priority countries’ profiles containing a section on physical climatic information, socio-economic impacts and policy implications.
UNDP country profiles Country profiles containing physical climatic information on around 60 countries.
Google Earth – Hadley Centre Provided by Hadley Centre (UK Met Office) Uploaded climate change info for all countries onto Google Earth
Step 1 identify environmental hazards Collect scientific information Example: page 20 Identify climatic zones Identify information needed Compile question list Collect scientific information Community knowledge
Step 1 identify environmental hazards Collect scientific information Identify climatic zones Identify information needed Compile question list Collect scientific information Community knowledge Complete Part 1a) of the CEDRA report format PART 1: Background information (Incorporate key findings from Exercise 1.4 for each zone where you work) 1a Scientific information Variations in rainfall mean that crop yields in the mid- altitude zone are already declining in the Somuni district and there is a projected decrease in crop yields of 10% or more by 2020 Increased rainfall in the country by 10% in December to February and by 7.5% in March to November, by 2020 The risk of landslides has increased