Climate Change Adaptation: The Concept of Climate Risk [Annex 36]

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dc.contributor.author Cartwright, Anton
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T14:58:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T14:58:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-09921794-5-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50412
dc.description Annex 36 from "Adaptation to Climate Change: Stakeholder engagement and understanding impacts - International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) (Section 21)" list of annexure en
dc.description.abstract This project addresses knowledge, resource, capacity and networking gaps on the theme: 'Strengthening urban governments in planning adaptation.' The main objective of this project is to develop an adaptation framework for managing the increased risk to African local government and their communities due to climate change impact. The ultimate beneficiaries of this project will be African local governments and their communities. The guiding and well-tested ICLEI principle of locally designed and owned projects for the global common good, specifically in a developing world context, will be applied throughout project design, inception and delivery. Additionally, the research will test the theory that the most vulnerable living and working in different geographical, climatic and ecosystem zones will be impacted differently and as such, will require a different set of actions to be taken. Potential commonalities will be sought towards regional participatory learning and wider applicability. The five urban centres chosen for this study, based on selection criteria, include: Cape Town, South Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Maputo, Mozambique; Windhoek, Namibia; and Port St. Louis, Mauritius. Through a participatory process, this project will carry out a desk-top study, long-term, multi-discipline, multi-sectoral stakeholder platforms in five Southern African cities comprising of academics, communities and the local government in order to facilitate knowledge-sharing, promote proactive climate adaptation and resource opportunities available for African cities, develop five tailor-made Adaptation Frameworks and explore regional applicability. A network of stakeholders within each urban centre will be established, feeding into a larger regional network of local authorities and partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, and globally through existing ICLEI global (e.g. the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection programme), ICLEI Africa and UCLG-A members and networks, ensuring global best practice, roll-out, and long-term sustainability. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartof Adaptation to Climate Change: Stakeholder engagement and understanding impacts - International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) (Section 21) en
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50384
dc.subject ADAPTATION en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE en
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENT en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH en
dc.subject POLICY en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA--CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject TANZANIA--DAR ES SALAAM en
dc.subject NAMIBIA--WINDHOEK en
dc.subject MOZAMBIQUE--MAPUTO en
dc.subject MAURITIUS--PORT SAINT LOUIS en
dc.title Climate Change Adaptation: The Concept of Climate Risk [Annex 36] en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 105868
idrc.project.componentnumber 105868001
idrc.project.title Five-City Network to Pioneer Climate Change Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa en
idrc.copyright.holder ICLEI
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource This work is used with the permission of the copyright holder en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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