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Environment and Adaptation to Climate Change

The increasing variability of our climate, largely due to the over-exploitation of natural resources by industrialised countries, is having a dramatic impact on people in poorer countries living in poverty. Changes to climate may include unpredictable rainfall patterns, increased frequency and intensity of storms, and sea level rise. Communities are being forced to change their ways of living in order to adapt: growing different crops, making better use of scarce water resources, using different production methods, or preparing for more frequent weather-related disasters. For adaptation, the technologies that will be useful to one community may not apply to another: they must be rooted in the local context and people's knowledge, culture and values, as these will determine how they can best cope with change. The few technologies described here offer some relevant solutions to the challenges that communities all around the world will increasingly find themselves having to face.

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Understanding the Demand and Supply of Climate Change Knowledge Management in Nepal

This study has explored and unpacked various aspects from local to national level in terms of strengthening climate change knowledge management in Nepal. This has provided essentially: a)


Action, Practical;Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST);Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPML), Published by NAST and OPML on 2016

Our CO.2 & the climate

Practical Action's response and commitment with the world beginning to move towards a reduced carbon economy where everybody is expected to participate collectively for a better world, it is


Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2008

Mitigating Climate Change

Urgency of action in climate change discussions mitigation refers to reducing emissions into the atmosphere of gases which contribute to climate change, principally carbon dioxide but also other


Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2012

Practical action briefing climate change and agriculture

Agriculture produces the food humans need to live an active and healthy life and provides livelihoods for about half the world's population. But it also has a troubling relationship to climate


Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2012

Water resources for pastoralist drylands:

In particular scaling up of the shallow well technology has been limited by the following barriers. 1) Lack of understanding on technical options. 2) Many professionals have no faith in community...

Eric Kisiangani ,Antony Njogu., Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2009

Exploring participation and information access in climate adaptation planning

A Google.org Sponsored Project in Kenya The SEI, with Kenyan partners ACTS and Practical Action, aims to explore how to deploy information on climate change, potential impacts and integrated...

Adriaan Tas, Tom Downing, Eric Kisiangani, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2008

डुबान सहन सक्ने धान खेति प्रविधि

यस सामग्रिमा डुबान सहन सक्ने धान खेति सम्बन्धित सम्पूर्ण जानकारी समावेश गरिएको छ।

Khadka, Rakesh, Published by Practical Action on 2016

जलवायु परिवर्तन

यस ज्ञान सामाग्रीमा खडेरी या कम वर्षातले कृषि क्षेत्रमा पार्न सक्ने असरहरुलाई न्यूनीकरण गर्ने बारे जानकारी समाबेश गरिएको छ

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action Nepal on 2015

जलवायु परिवर्तन

यस ज्ञान सामाग्रीले जलवायु परिवर्तनको परिभाषा र नेपालमा परेको प्रभावको बारेमा जानकारी दीईएको छ जस्तै यसले कृषिमा पारेको प्रभावको पनि जानकारी दीइएको छ

Practical Action Nepal, Published by Practical Action Nepal on 2015

Communicating uncertainty: media stories from Sri Lanka on climate change

Practical Action together with the Sri Lanka press Institute facilitated young journalists to look for human interests stories on climate change and encouraged them to investigate and report on...

Senanayake,D.(ed);Ayub,M. (ed);Mirinda,R. (ed);Kekulandera,B. (ed), Published on 2015

Pollution Prevention Through Market-Based Incentives : Two case Studies on Thailand

The German Agency GTZ through its Pilot Program on Institutional Development in Environment (PVI) has commissioned case studies on different aspects of economic instruments in environmental policy...

Stephan Paulus, Published by GIZ (GTZ) on 1994

जलवायु परिवर्तन सूचना निर्देशिका

जलवायु परिवर्तनको जोखिमबाट बचौं ।

Practical Action Nepal Office, Published on 2007

Artificial Reefs and their Placement

People are destroying coral reefs at an unprecedented rate. One part of a solution could be for the community to build artificial reefs. People are destroying coral reefs at an unprecedented...

Paul Calvert, Published on 1995

Impacts of Climate Change in Nepal

Taap Narayan adapts to climate change by adopting different livelihood options to secure his livelihood. Check out the video to see what Taap is doing differently.

Practical Action, Published on 2014

बिपद ब्यबस्थापानको तयारीमा विद्यार्थी

यो भिडियो बाधी आएको बेलामा के गर्ने भन्ने बारेमा एक जना बिधार्थी जो सामुदायिक बिपद ब्यबस्थापन समितिका सदश्य पनि हुन उनको बिचार समेटिएको छ ।

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action Nepal on 2014

Adapting Rice to Saltier Conditions

This brief outlines the approach of using indigenous varieties of rice to develop salt tolerant crops for areas where soil salinity is an increasing problem.

Amruta Khatavkar, Published by Practical Action on 2012

Recifes Artificiais e a Sua Instalação

As pessoas estão a destruir os recifes de coral a um ritmo inaudito. Parte da solução poderia passar pela construção de recifes artificiais por parte da comunidade.

Paul Calvert, Published on 2013

Integrating Approaches: Sustainable Livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Sustainable livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation emissions

Katherine Pasteur;Lars Otto Naess etl, Published by Practical Action on 2010

Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation

This guidebook is intended to assist developing country governments, agriculture practitioners, and stakeholders in conducting Technology needs Assessment (TNA) and prepare technology action plans...

R. Clements, Published on 2011

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Agricultural Extension – Part 2

A field guide on use of climate information and vulnerability and capacity assessment for agricultural staff in Zimbabwe.

Published by Agritex, Practical Action, University of Reading on 2013


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