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All climate change documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on climate change here.

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Adaptation and good development

Presented to a Practical Action workshop on community based adaption workshop, 4 July 2007.

  • English,
  • presentation
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Adaptation in a post-2012 climate policy framework

Presented to a Practical Action workshop on community based adaption workshop, 4 July 2007.

  • English,
  • presentation
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Adaptation in international negotiations

A commentary on the 2010 UNFCCC negotiations.

  • English,
  • policy
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Adaptation in the Copenhagen agreement

A commentary on the 2009 UNFCCC negotiations, prepared in advance of the UNFCCC meeting in Copenhagen.

  • English,
  • policy
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Adapting to climate change in Sri Lanka

Presented to a Practical Action workshop on community based adaption workshop, 4 July 2007.

  • English,
  • presentation
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Africa - up in smoke?

Efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa will ultimately fail unless urgent action is taken to halt dangerous climate change. The report details the impact that climate change is already having on Africa and the threat it poses to human development. It called for new and deeper emission cuts in...

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  • policy
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Africa - up in smoke? 2

A major report from a coalition of the UK’s biggest environment and development groups reveals the untold story of the impact that extreme weather, exacerbated by climate change, is having on Africa. It also highlights the hard work and ingenuity that poor, local communities are using to cope,...

  • English,
  • policy
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Agricultural adaptation in Peru

This guidebook presents a selection of technologies for climate change adaptation in the agriculture sector. The 22 technologies showcased have been selected because they facilitate the conservation and restoration of diversity while also providing opportunities for increasing agricultural...

  • English,
  • research
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Agriculture and soils in carbon trading

While including agriculture in carbon trading, particularly through ‘soil carbon sequestration’, may provide opportunities for commercialization and profit, it risks undermining the livelihoods of poor farmers and should not be confused with proven strategies for reducing greenhouse gas...

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  • policy
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Assessment of vulnerability to climate change and adaptation options for the coastal people of Bangladesh

The coastal zone of Bangladesh is faced with many hydro-geophysical constraints, coupled with unsustainable land use practices and precarious conditions dealing with resource management. This study connects prevailing realities with climate-related hazards.

  • English,
  • policy
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Assessment of vulnerability to climate change and adaptation options for the coastal people of Bangladesh

In an attempt to provide an analysis of region-specific vulnerability, Practical Action Bangladesh has completed an assessment for the coastal zone and its population with regard to climate change issues

  • English,
  • project
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Beyond cost-benefit: developing a complete toolkit for adaptation decisions

Cost-benefit is only one of several economic tools that can be used to assess options for adapting to climate change in developing countries. By developing a ‘toolkit’ that helps users choose from a variety of evaluation methods, we can support adaptation decisions that promote equity, put local...

  • English,
  • policy
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Biodiverse agriculture for a changing climate

This paper explores biodiverse agriculture as a realistic and proven alternative to industrial methods of production. Practiced by millions of small-scale food producers and organic growers, biodiverse agriculture can limit and adjust to climate change while replenishing the natural resources on...

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  • policy
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Biodiverse agriculture for a changing climate

This paper explores biodiverse agriculture as a realistic and proven alternative to industrial methods of production. Practiced by millions of small-scale food producers and organic growers, biodiverse agriculture can limit and adjust to climate change while replenishing the natural resources on...

  • English,
  • policy
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Biofuels for transport

Massive and unregulated large-scale production of biofuels would be potentially destructive for the environment, a threat to food security, and will affect sustainable development and the livelihoods of the poor.

  • English,
  • policy
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Biofuels for transport

Massive and unregulated large-scale production of biofuels would be potentially destructive for the environment, a threat to food security, and will affect sustainable development and the livelihoods of the poor.

  • English,
  • policy
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Building resistance to drought in the Karamoja cluster of Eastern Africa

The Karamoja cluster refers to an area of land that straddles the borders between south-western Ethiopia, north-western Kenya, southeastern Sudan and north-eastern Uganda. Beginning in 2006, and building on the experience and strengths of previous programmes, Practical Action initiated a series...

  • English,
  • project
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Climate Change

Pupils look at what changes are happening as a result of climate change and how they affect they lives of others

  • education resource
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Climate change - Gordon Brown makes the link

Letter from UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, responding to Practical Action's concerns on the impacts of climate change.

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change - wordsearch

A word search on climate change containing all the key words needed at KS4

  • English
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Climate change - wordsearch answers

Answers to our climate change wordsearch containing all the key words needed at KS4

  • English
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Climate change and agriculture

Support and change are needed to ensure effective adaptation.

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change and poverty: UNFCCC COP12 / MOP2

Tearfund, Oxfam GB, Practical Action and ActionAid are UK-based development agencies. We offer recommendations for action on climate change based on our experience of working with communities and through partners in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change and the challenge of energy poverty

Climate change mitigation and the ending of energy poverty are not incompatible goals. Governments have the duty to ensure that the poor are able to fulfil their basic needs, including those dependent on energy. At the same time developing countries need support to develop in a carbon neutral...

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  • policy
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Climate change capability statement (PAC)

Practical Action Consulting’s international team of climate change experts from across our regional offices allows us to deliver professional services to the highest standard in the areas of climate change adaptation; disaster risk reduction; low-carbon climate-compatible development; research,...

  • English,
  • press and publicity
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Climate change drives pastoralists from pastures to deeper poverty

A poster on climate change in northern Kenya

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change is killing the developing world - help Gordon make the link

Practical Action believes that climate change is seriously undermining progress on the MDGs.

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change leaflet

Leaflet from Practical Action illustrating the effects of climate change on people living in the developing world, and what practical Action is doing to support them

  • English
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Climate change: catastrophe for the world's poor?

An introduction to the impact of climate change on developing countries, and the need for effective adaptation solutions.

  • English,
  • policy
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Climate change: catastrophe for the world's poor?

An introduction to the impact of climate change on developing countries, and the need for effective adaptation solutions.

  • English,
  • policy
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Community Based Adoption

Community-Based Adaptation: Innovation to Build Resilience: Coastal communities of Bangladesh have been dealing with vulnerabilities with many faces. Salt water intrusion affects their surface and ground waters, leading to severe scarcity of water to drink and to irrigate crop fields....

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Community-based adaptation workshop 2010 - summary

A summary of Practical Action's Community-Based Adaptation Workshop, London 12th July 2010.

  • English,
  • policy
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Comprehensive notes on how to deliver the Who's in Control? activity

Comprehensive notes on how to deliver the Who's in Control? activity

  • English
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Debt and climate change

The rich world demands billions of dollars from poor countries in payment of ‘debts’ which often came from loans that served lenders’ interests. Meanwhile, the rich world’s actions are causing climate disaster in poor countries. On both counts, the rich are largely responsible, but the poor are...

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  • policy
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Energising poverty reduction in Africa: Europe's chance to help light up Africa

This paper, launched ahead of the G8 summit in July 2005, outlines the how African populations are chronically underserved in terms of energy and how this contributes to the poverty crisis facing the continent. It looks at two recent proposals for African development, and considers the current...

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  • policy
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Energy access and climate change

The importance of energy access for the poor and its impact on emissions. A two-page briefing on key climate change topics originally produced as part of Practical Action’s unified approach to its advocacy work with governments, NGOs and other agencies in the run up to Copenhagen.

  • policy
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Energy access and climate change

The importance of energy access for the poor and its impact on emissions.

  • English,
  • policy
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Energy to reduce poverty: the urgency for G8 action on climate justice

This report outlines Practical Action’s experience demonstrating that small-scale renewable energy can provide clean, appropriate and affordable energy in the world’s poorest and most remote communities, helping lift people out of poverty and improving lives. It explains how such technologies...

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  • policy
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Energy to reduce poverty: UK Prime Minister's reply

A reply from the UK Prime Minister on climate change, energy and development, reacting to the Practical Action paper 'Energy to reduce poverty: the urgency for G8 action on climate justice'.

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  • policy
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Ensuring a fair deal for the world’s poor in Bali

A joint paper prepared by Practical Action, Tearfund, Christian Aid and Oxfam ahead of the UNFCCC meeting in Bali. Mitigation and adaptation are the building blocks for future climate stability. The means and sources of finance for clean technology for development as well as for adaptation must...

  • English,
  • policy
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Facing a changing climate in northern Kenya

A poster on climate change in northern Kenya

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  • policy
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Financing adaptation

This briefing provides an overview of the alternatives for financing climate change adaptation. It reviews current estimates of the costs of adaptation and the funding mechanisms that exist under the UNFCCC before examining alternative funding strategies.

  • English,
  • policy
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Floating gardening: a local lad becoming a climate celebrity

Practical Action's Haseeb Md. Irfanullah wrote this article for issue 88 of Clean Slate in 2013.

  • English,
  • practice
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Flood Resilient Rice Cultivation

This a brochure on BRRI Rice 51 and 52. These are the most modern and popular flood resilient rice variety in Bangladesh. This brochure is about characteristics and cultivation method of these variety.

  • Bangla,
  • presentation
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Governance for community-based adaptation to climate change

This briefing discusses measures that national governments will need to put in place to ensure that adaptation funding supports those most vulnerable to climate change.

  • English,
  • policy
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Helping the poorest to survive - promoting adaptation to climate change

This paper briefly reviews climate change and its impacts at national and local levels in Nepal, which indicate climate uncertainties are sure in the coming years.

  • English,
  • case study
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How can communities prepare against climate change?

A presentation on Practical Action’s strategies for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Nepal.

  • English,
  • policy
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Hunger and climate change: a global perspective

Presentation by Bob Watson, Chief Scientist at DEFRA, to the Hunger and Climate Change conference, London, 7 April 2009.

  • English,
  • policy
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Hunger and climate change: some practical answers? 7 April 2009

Brochure for the Hunger and Climate Change conference, London, 7 April 2009

  • English,
  • policy
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