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Climate Change Adaptation

IISD -5 days ago

Sustainable Land Management Critical to Combating Climate Change: IPCC Special Report

The report cites the need to change the ways food is produced and land is managed to cut emissions and keep warming to below 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. WG III Co-Chair Jim Skea explained that land already in use could feed the world in a changing climate, and provide biomass for renewable energy, but emphasized that “early, far-reaching action” is required. WG II Co-Chair Debra Roberts...

timberbiz -5 days ago

IPCC report relies on forestry for change

An intergovernmental report on climate change released late last week highlights the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to tackling climate change, and the vital role the agriculture and forestry sector can play in reducing emissions and storing carbon, according to Climate Proofing Australia (CPA). Source: Timberbiz The CPA is pleased to see that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Sap flow and responses to meteorological about the Larix principis-rupprechtii plantation in Gansu Xinlong mountain, northwestern China

Publication date: 1 November 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 451Author(s): Chun Han, Ning Chen, Cankun Zhang, Yongjing Liu, Salman Khan, Kanglong Lu, Yage Li, Xiaoxue Dong, Changming ZhaoAbstractThe transpiration of trees plays a decisive role in the water balance of forest stands and in water yields from forested catchments, especially an artificial forest planted for the purpos...

CBD -1 week ago

Extreme Floods, the Key to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa's Drylands

A borehole in Kenya's Turkana County. Experts say that groundwater in drylands is recharged through extreme floods....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Changing times: How technique and technology advancements could promote woody biomass harvesting in the United States

As the need for woody biomass continues to develop, so do the techniques and technologies that are used to harvest it. This paper discussed the potential for the woody biomass market in the United States with regards to alternative factors that could be used to decrease planting and harvesting costs. Small-scale harvesting machines such as skid-steer loaders were used for harvesting small tracts o...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony

The Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives from across the world that are advancing innovative on-the-ground solutions to climate change, environment and poverty challenges. The Award Ceremony, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Equator Initiative, will convene celebrities, thought leaders, governments, civil society and media ...

INBAR -4 weeks ago

Bamboo Industry Development for Value Addition and Strategy - INBAR Scholarship Programme 2019

June 2019 saw 22 nominated participants from 16 Member States undertake a packed schedule of workshops, training sessions and site visits in Sichuan and Zhejiang, China, as part of the 2019 INBAR Scholarship Programme on Value Addition and Strategy. The documentary shows how the participants used work, study and exchange to learn how bamboo can be used as a key strategic tool for sustainable dev...

INBAR -4 weeks ago

How planting bamboo nurseries in Ghana is helping the local community of smallholder farmers

As part of the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmer Livelihood Development Programme, INBAR and IFAD have recently distributed up to 7000 bamboo seedlings to local farmers in Ghana. Find out how bamboo can act as a tool for livelihood development and environmental protection here. The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, or INBAR, is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to prom...

USFS -1 month ago

Changing river ice seasonality and impacts on Interior Alaskan communities

Subsistence harvesters in high latitudes rely on frozen rivers for winter access to local resources. During recent decades, interior Alaskan residents have observed changes in river ice regimes that are significant hindrances to travel and subsistence practices. We used remote sensing in combination with local observations to examine changes in seasonality of river breakup and freeze-up and to ass...

CBD -1 month ago

Bangladesh is our best teacher in climate change adaptation: UN ex-chief Ban Ki-moon

Jul 10 2019 - (The Daily Star) - Former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon today said Bangladesh is the best teacher in climate change adaptation....

timberbiz -1 month ago

VEAC accused of simplistic view of conservation

VEAC’s concept of conservation in Central West Victoria is simplistic, ignores the historic role of Aborigines in forest management and will do little to protect threatened species, according to a community forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Instead, an expert panel should rewrite Victorian conservation legislation, says the South East Timber Association (SETA). This rewritten le...

USFS -1 month ago

Critical Lines of Action for Vulnerability and Resilience Research and Practice: Lessons from the 2017 Hurricane Season

The unprecedented number of devastating disasters recently experienced in the United States is a clarion call to revisit how we understand our vulnerability in the face of global change, and what we are prepared to do about it. We focus on the case of Hurricane María’s impact in Puerto Rico to underscore five critical concerns in addressing vulnerability and adaptation planning: (i) vulnerabili...