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The basics of Climate change:
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UNFCCC Climate Change Information Kit http://unfccc.int/essential_background/background
_publications_htmlpdf/climate_change_information_kit/items/305.php

UNFCCC Climate Change Information Kit

Vital Climate Graphics
http://vitalgraphics.net/climate2.cfm?pageID=2

Vital Climate Graphicspresents a collection of graphics focussing on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change and basic information.

UNEP Climate Change Fact sheets  http://www.unep.org/themes/climatechange/Fact_Sheets/index.asp

UNEP Climate Change Fact sheets

US EPA's Climate Change Site  http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

US EPA's Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society - communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.

http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics

Climate change basics from The Pew Center on Global Climate Change


The international response to climate change:

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
http://www.ipcc.ch
 

 

IPCC brings together researchers from all over the world, organized into three Working Groups:
WG 1 : physical Science Basis of Climate Change
WG 2 : impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
WG 3: mitigation
Their main task is  to assess the huge volume of climate change related material published in the scientific literature and condense it into comprehensive and objective reports, detailing the current state of knowledge (the Assessment Reports). The last Assessment Report (the fourth) has been realized in 2007.
IPCC website and access to the Assessment Reports.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) www.unfccc.int

Convention website

Kyoto Protocol
http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php

The Protocol webpage

Understanding Climate change
http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/beginner_en.pdf

A beginner guide to UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol.

UNFCCC Handbook
unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/handbook.pdf

This handbook aims to help governments, researchers and others interested in the international climate change negotiations navigate through the complex web of activities undertaken by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) to advance the implementation of the Convention.

Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/
stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm
 

Discusses the effect of climate change on the world economy, the economics of stabilizing greenhouse gases  and the challenges  involved in mitigation and adaptation


Mitigation and CDM
Mitigating climate change and its impacts lies at the heart of the UNFCCC's objective. Stabilizing green house gases (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that could prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, which is the ultimate objective of the Convention, can be achieved in two ways. The first is by limiting or, as appropriate, reducing anthropogenic GHG emissions by sources and the second by preserving or, as appropriate, enhancing sinks and reservoirs of GHGs.


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UNFCCC CDM webpage http://cdm.unfccc.int/

UNFCCC CDM webpage

UNEP's Capacity Development for CDM (CD4CDM) Project www.cd4cdm.org

 

The project is intended to help to establish GHG emission reduction projects that are consistent with national sustainable development goals, particularly projects in the energy sector.

Guidebook to Financing CDM Projects http://www.cd4cdm.org/Publications/FinanceCDMprojectsGuidebook.pdf

The Guidebook attempts to demystify the CDM for the banking community in host countries while also aiming to build the capacity of host country project developers in understanding financial and economic factors related to CDM project structuring.

www.cdmcapacity.org  

This website provides information to forestry and land use audiences, principally in developing countries, who want to find out more about the CDM and how it affects their activities.

http://www.cdmbazaar.net

The UNFCCC CDM Bazaar is a Web-based facility which serves as a platform for exchange of information on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project opportunities.

UNEP Risoe
CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database
http://www.cdmpipeline.org/

The CDM/JI Pipeline Analysis and Database contains all CDM/JI projects that have been sent for validation/determination. It also contains the baseline & monitoring methodologies, a list of DOE's and several analyses. Almost all information is from cdm.unfccc.int and ji.unfccc.int.


Adaptation
Adapting to the adverse effects of climate change is, along with mitigation, a major area of action for Parties under the Convention. The world is already experiencing changes in mean temperature, shifts in the seasons, and an increasing frequency of extreme weather events. These are set to continue, for the global climate system has great inertia. Adaptation is therefore essential.

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UNFCCC adaptation webpage http://unfccc.int/adaptation/items/2973.php

UNFCCC adaptation webpage

Nairobi work programme
http://unfccc.int/adaptation/sbsta_agenda_item_
adaptation/items/3633.php

The Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and
Adaptation to Climate Change (NWP) has been launched in 2006 in Nairobi during COP 12. The work programme aims to assist countries, in particular developing countries, including the least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS), to improve their understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and assist countries in making informed decisions on practical adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change on a sound, scientific, technical and socioeconomic basis, taking into account current and future climate change and variability.

National Adaptation Programmes of Action http://unfccc.int/adaptation/napas/items/2679.php

Least Developed Countries have been identified as being particularly vulnerable to climate change, and planning for their adaptation has been facilitated through development of NAPAs. In completing a NAPA, a country identifies priority activities that must be implemented in the immediate future in order to address urgent national climate change adaptation needs.

http://www.napa-pana.org/

Website giving information and suggesting resources for the NAPA process.

http://www.linkingclimateadaptation.org/

The objective of the Linking Climate Adaptation (LCA) Network is to help communities, policy-makers, practitioners and academics share experiences and knowledge about adaptation to climate change.

UNDP Adaptation Policy Framework (APF)
http://www.undp.org/gef/05/kmanagement/pub_practitioner.html

This User's Guidebook summarises guidance prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the development and implementation of climate change adaptation strategies. The UNDP developed this Guidebook in collaboration with leading experts from around the globe.

http://www.clacc.net/index.html

CLACC supports LDCs to adapt to climate change. Because their degree of vulnerability is high, the programs in LDCs require long-term capacity strengthening within governments as well as civil society. 
CLACC now focuses on 15 vulnerable countries in the LDC group (twelve in Africa and three in South Asia). It continues to enhance the capacity of organizations based in civil society who are working with the most vulnerable groups. 


News and major portals:

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www.tiempocyberclimate.org

Tiempo Climate Newswatch
A weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues
Tiempo Climate Portal
Access to carefully selected documents, websites and other resources concerned with climate and sustainable development

http://www.nature.com/climate/index.html

An online resource from Nature Publishing Group, Nature Reports: Climate Change covers the news behind the science and the science behind the news of global climate change, arguably the most far-reaching challenge of this century. The site is dedicated to authoritative in-depth reporting on climate change and its wider implications for policy, society and the economy.

Asia-Pacific Network (AP-Net)
http://www.ap-net.org

The Asia-Pacific Network (AP-Net) is a website-based clearinghouse for Asia-Pacific region on climate change issues. The AP-Net disseminates various useful information including domestic and international initiatives of partner countries on Art.6 of the Convention, as well as other significant efforts.


Climate change issues in Nepal

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Nepal First National Communication
http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php )
 

Initial National Communication Report (INC): prepared by the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology in July 2004 and shared with parties

Time for action on Climate Change: Nepal Up in smoke?
http://www.clacc.net/knowledge/Documents/Asia/ClimateChange_dilip.pdf.

Booklet prepared by the NGO group in Climate Change Nepal under the Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) Program.

Glaciers, Glacier Retreat, and Subsequent Impacts in Nepal, India and China
assets.panda.org/downloads/himalayaglaciersreport2005.pdf

An Overview of Glaciers, Glacier Retreat, and Subsequent Impacts in Nepal, India and China (WWF Nepal Program March, 2005)

 

Adverse impacts of climate change on
development of Nepal: integrating adaptation into policies and activities
www.iied.org/pubs/pdf/full/10012IIED.pdf

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), 2004. Book prepared under the Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) Program.

DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
IN NEPAL: FOCUS ON WATER RESOURCES AND
HYDROPOWER
www.oecd.org/dataoecd/6/51/19742202.pdf

OECD, 2003.

ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES: NEPAL
www.arrpeec.ait.ac.th/Booklets/Nepal_complete.pdf

A study by the Asian Regional Research Programme in Energy, Environment and Climate (ARRPEEC) Coordinated by Asian Institute of Technology (2000?)

Climate change and health - Case study on Climate, Weather and Typhoid Cases in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Book prepared under the Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) Program (2006).


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