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In UNFCCC: Action on the ground: A synthesis of activities in the areas of education, training and awareness-raising for adaptation
The most important challenge in achieving holistic capacity-building in the developing Asia-Pacific region is the inadequacy of information on: The roles of different stakeholders in adaptation planning and implementation; the existing capacities and needs of different stakeholders; and lack of stock-taking exercise on key outcomes of earlier...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives
Cambodia is one of the most vulnerable countries to climatic and non-climatic vagaries in the Southeast Asia. Annual river floods along the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers are more common during monsoon season and are the most important developmental concerns in the region. Cambodia has put in place the National Committee for Disaster Management that...
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In Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia
Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change and main-streaming climate change adaptation considerations at the sectoral level is paramount. The current available climate projections are not sufficient to take decisive actions on the ground. Hence, a framework is required for mainstreaming adaptation concerns at sectoral...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian Perspectives
Adaptation is a priority agenda for many developing and vulnerable countries in the world. Adaptation requires substantive resources in terms of financial and human resource capacity. While most of adaptation actions can be planned and implemented at the national level using national resources, there still is a large gap between needs and available...
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In Climate Change Adaptation and International Development: Making Development Cooperation More Effective
The objective of Chapter 3 was to present cases from Africa that highlight the local adaptation initiatives in the backdrop of the uniqueness of Africa in terms of its geographical, social, economic, and climate change impacts. This chapter has brought together an useful mixture of case studies of experiences and lessons learned on a variety of...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in a Climate Constrained World: Perspectives for the Asia Pacific
Food safety is an important issue requiring equal attention to food quantity and access to ensure holistic food security in the Asia-Pacific region. This chapter explores key issues in food safety in terms of SCP. Food safety is an issue of sustainable production and consumption in agriculture since both are linked through a web of feedback...
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter presents the overarching concepts of the White Paper, and explores major issues for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific region. Key questions for major stakeholders are raised, followed by the focus of each of the subsequent chapters.
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
With a view to designing effective SCP policies, this chapter looks at the roles and influences of various stakeholders in the value chain, using packaging as an example. Some key messages are: • An effective policy mix towards multiple stakeholders should take into account the power variations among actors and allocate responsibility accordingly....
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In Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Asia-Pacific Region: Effective Responses in a Resource Constrained World
This chapter investigates government mechanisms for implementing strategic Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC). ESC is vital to increase individual participation in sustainable consumption, and also to provide the means for an individual to begin to incorporate the principles of sustainable development into everyday life. Specifically, this...