Final version of CIFOR study on climate impact chains in coastal areas

CIFOR’s study on climate change impact chains in coastal areas, funded by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), was presented already in two webinars this year. The final report has been finished just in time for the holidays and is now available for download on AdaptationCommunity.net. In the study, you can read how five different stressors may create hazards and affect the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems: ocean acidification, ocean warming, precipitation, sea-level rise, and tropical storms.

Of course the study points out a vast body of academic literature that can be used to inform planners in even more detail. Abstracts and methods are provided in an extensive annex. For practical use, it is also accompanied by two short policy briefs: one about the potential of ecosystem-based adaptation strategies in Indonesia and the Philippines, and another one giving a quick overview of the impact chains for those who are short on time.

This fair amount of reading should keep you busy for the next two weeks, when this website will be a bit quieter due to the Christmas holidays. For those of you who celebrate it, AdaptationCommunity.net wishes you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year to you all!

Animated adaptation film now available in eleven languages

Our animated film “We know enough about climate change” explains the basics of climate change and how mitigation as well as adaptation will be necessary in the future. This week we added three new translations to the eight that had been available already. On GIZ’s YouTube channel, the film is now available in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. Another recent addition is the Mongolian language version, which viewers might have already noticed.

Webinar on new developments in monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

On Tuesday, 10 December, the last webinar of 2013 will give an update on adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Come, listen and join the discussion! To participate, click on the link, enter your e-mail address and choose “attend in browser”.

Date: 10 December, 3 pm – 4:30 pm CET

Two guest speakers will share their expertise. First, Ms Christina Chan, Vice-Chair of the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee, will speak about results and insights from the Adaptation Committee’s workshop on M&E, conducted in September in Fiji, where progress indicators for adaptation were discussed.

Furthermore, Anne Hammill of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will present the first systematic overview and assessment of national adaptation M&E efforts, published jointly by GIZ and IISD (available online at AdaptationCommunity.net). The webinar will discuss current trends, good practice examples and a repository of adaptation indicators at the national level.

As always, the presentations will be followed by a detailed Q&A session.