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Building resilience through integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: experience of Armenia

A presentation by Simon Papyan, the Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia, on the experience of building resilience through integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Armenia.

Filling Buckets, Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-Responsive Climate Change Adaptation

This publication provides an in-depth analysis and study of gender-responsive adaptation approaches being implemented in six countries under the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility.  The study targets adaptation practitioners and decision-makers at all levels (from community to global) who are designing new adaptation initiatives and/or developing new climate change-related policies.  It provides a framework in which to examine concrete examples of gender-r

SUMMARY DOC: Filling Buckets Fueling Change - Ensuring Gender-responsive Climate Change Adaptation

This document provides a summary of a comprehensive study done on gender-responsive approaches to adaptation undertaken through the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF).  The study draws on findings from the six countries engaged in the CCAF, providing insights on the types of resources and partnerships needed at local and national level for designing and implementing effective gender-responsive adaptation.  The countries examined for the study include: Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan.

Climate and Weather Services Market Assessment - Revenue Generating Opportunities Through Tailored Weather Information Products

The availability, diversity, sophistication and use of weather information is increasing rapidly within the public and private sectors globally. International private weather companies are marketing tailored weather information products intensively and have generated considerable demand from private as well as government customers across a wide range of economic sectors, including agriculture, mining, forestry, construction and energy. The demand is also growing as a result of widespread negative impacts of climate change across these sectors. Although business opportunities abound, the commercial viability of new ventures in this intensely competitive market will be strongly dependent on highly specialised skills in product development and marketing, including the design of weather information products tailored to meet the diverse needs of aviation, farming, tourism and other sectors. This continental-scale market assessment, produced by C4Ecosolutions and commissioned by the UNDP, investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme, and how their NHMSs could maximise benefit they derive from such markets. Two main conclusions emerged: firstly, that the NHMSs should collaborate rather than compete with private weather companies; and secondly, that the NHMSs should embark on a phased transition to derive benefits from the national commercial weather markets.

Climate and Weather Services Market Assessment - Revenue Generating Opportunities Through Tailored Weather Information Products

The availability, diversity, sophistication and use of weather information is increasing rapidly within the public and private sectors globally. International private weather companies are marketing tailored weather information products intensively and have generated considerable demand from private as well as government customers across a wide range of economic sectors, including agriculture, mining, forestry, construction and energy. The demand is also growing as a result of widespread negative impacts of climate change across these sectors. Although business opportunities abound, the commercial viability of new ventures in this intensely competitive market will be strongly dependent on highly specialised skills in product development and marketing, including the design of weather information products tailored to meet the diverse needs of aviation, farming, tourism and other sectors. This continental-scale market assessment, produced by C4Ecosolutions and commissioned by the UNDP, investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme, and how their NHMSs could maximise benefit they derive from such markets. Two main conclusions emerged: firstly, that the NHMSs should collaborate rather than compete with private weather companies; and secondly, that the NHMSs should embark on a phased transition to derive benefits from the national commercial weather markets.

Using Weather and Climate Information for Agricultural Insurance in Africa

Explore the new opportunities improved weather and climate information could bring to lower risk and foster resiliency for Africa’s most vulnerable populations. This extended examination on agricultural insurance provides deeper exploration on a topic explored in an upcoming UNDP publication ‘A New Vision for Weather and Climate Services in Africa.’

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