How can Winchester City Council announce a flood defences scheme without mentioning climate change? It feels as though there’s an embargo on the phrase which is not good for policy-making or for the design of this important scheme.
The coffee plant is sensitive to temperature. Adaptation to global warming implies moving the plants to higher altitudes. But what happens if there is no higher ground?
A new approach to tackling climate change in developing countries may win greater recognition, thanks to support from the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Speaking yesterday at the close of the 5th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change held in Bangladesh, Dr Rajendra Pachauri announced that its findings could be… Continue reading Pachauri opens door to new climate adaptation science
The Gambia may be small country but its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) includes some interesting perspectives on climate change. Is adaptation really any different from poverty reduction?
The new UK climate projections published by the Met Office Hadley Centre are a valuable risk management tool for policymakers. But they also speak volumes about the global failure to protect poor countries from climate change.
Climate change adaptation plans in developing countries often appear very similar to conventional development programmes. Could this become a source of confusion for donors?