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Release date: Jul 21 2015
Community members of a local slum in Gujarat, India in October 2010. Photo credit: Gates Foundation, via Flickr Participants, including climate experts, from the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific supported 8th Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Exchange Series and live ‘online’ chat event agreed that...
Release date: Jun 26 2015
The U.S. government is setting up a course to train officials in the Asia-Pacific region in the basics of preparing and financing projects to help communities weather climate change, experts from the USAID development agency said on Friday. Financing needs for climate change adaptation - efforts to...
Release date: Apr 29 2015
Photo credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret, via Flickr Some of the most effective adaptation solutions are sometimes found in nature – take, for example, mangrove forests that live along tropical shorelines in parts of Asia and the Pacific. They grow where land and sea meet and they are the first line...
Release date: Apr 29 2015
Photo credit: F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS), via Flickr Over a two-week period (12 – 27 March 2015), Dr. Peter King, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s Adaptation Project Preparation and Finance Team Leader, who is also the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Regional Centre’s Senior Policy Advisor...
Release date: Apr 29 2015
Photo credit: Stefan Lins, via Flickr If there’s one country that needs climate change to be addressed urgently, it’s the Marshall Islands. Comprising 29 atolls and five solitary low coral islands that stand at only three meters above sea-level at its highest point, the Marshall Islands is...
Release date: Feb 6 2015
Mysore City’s District Magistrate discusses the benefits of the proposed integrated storm water drainage project with Mr. Sunandan Tiwari, the Deputy Director of ICLEI South Asia at the Stakeholder Workshop. At a workshop in Mysore City, India on January 30, stakeholders from the Mysore City...
Release date: Jan 28 2015
When it comes to climate change adaptation, many government officials struggle to find a clear indicator, marker, or method to systematically address the issue – because unlike, say, climate change mitigation, you can’t just recommend phasing out fossil fuel or building more solar panels. The...
Release date: Jan 28 2015
Getting a project approved for international climate funding is never an easy job – it requires a high level of technical knowledge, a keen eye for detail, and, some would even say, a good, healthy dose of confidence and determination. For many government officials, especially those with little...
Release date: Jan 28 2015
Government officials, engineers, economists, and other specialists now have a new tool to use in their efforts to incorporate gender issues into their country’s climate change adaptation projects, with a new USAID online gender sourcebook. Using the sourcebook can help ensure that climate funding...
Release date: Nov 19 2014
Participants from the Samoan Water Authority, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and other agencies spent three days in Apia learning how to determine the economic costs and benefits of climate change adaptation projects to help them determine the most efficient adaptation...

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