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Climate Change: Impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in developing countries. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


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Climate Change: Impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation in developing countries.

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Assessing the impacts of and vulnerability to climate change and subsequently working out adaptation needs requires good quality information. This information includes climate data, such as temperature, rainfall and the frequency of extreme events, and non-climatic data, such as the current situation on the ground for different sectors including water resources, agriculture andrnfood security, human health, terrestrial ecosystems andrnbiodiversity, and coastal zones.

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Adger, W.N., Arnell, N.W. and Tompkins, E.L. 2005. Adapting to climate change: perspectives across scales. Global Environmental Change Part A, 15(2): 75-76
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Kandji, S.T., Verchot, L. and Mackensen, J. 2006. Climate Change Climate and Variability in Southern Africa: Impacts and Adaptation in the Agricultural Sector. UNEP
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2006 Report709 kb pdf
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Flint, L.S. 2008. Socio-Ecological Vulnerability and Resilience in an Arena of Rapid Environmental Change: Community Adaptation to Climate Variability in the Upper Zambezi Floodplain. Working Paper on Social-Ecological Resilience Series No. 2008-004. Enda Tiers Monde-Programme Energie, Dakar, Senegal, June 2008
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2008 Report2.62 mb pdf
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De Young, C., Hjort, A., Sheridan, S. and Davies, S. 2012. Climate change implications for fisheries of the Benguela Current region – Making the best of change. FAO/Benguela Current Commission Workshop, 1–3 November 2011, Windhoek, Namibia. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, No. 27. Rome, FAO. 2012. 125 pp
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2012 Report1.07 mb pdf
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Seely, M., Dirkx, E., Hager, C., Klintenberg, P., Roberts, C. and von Oertzen, D. 2008. Advances in desertification and climate change research: are they accessible for application to enhance adaptive capacity? Global and Planetary Change, 64(3-4): 236-243
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2008 Journal Article
Hulme, M. (ed). 1996. Climate change and southern Africa: An exploration of some potential impacts and implications in the SADC Region. Report commissioned by WWF International and coordinated by the Climate Research Unit, UEA, Norwich, United Kingdom, 104 pp
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1996 Report6.77 mb pdf
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Hulme, M., Doherty, R., Ngara, T., New, M. and Lister, D. 2001. African Climate Change: 1900-2100. Revised Manuscript for Climate Research
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2001 Report3.5 mb pdf
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Desanker, P.V. 2002. Impact of climate change on Africa. Center for African Development Solutions, Johannesburg, South Africa
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2002 Report41 kb pdf
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Watson, R.T., Zinyowera, M.C., Moss, R.H. and Dokken, D.J. (eds). 1997. The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability, Section 2: Africa, pages 31-79
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1997 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.39 mb pdf
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Fried, J. and Scherfig, J. (eds). 2008. International Conference on water scarcity, global changes, and groundwater management responses, December 2008, University of California, Irvine, United States
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National Policy on Climate Change for Namibia, October 2011
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Hulley, G.C., Hook, S.J., Manning, E., Lee, S-Y. and Fetzer, E. 2009. Validation of the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) version 5 land surface emissivity product over the Namib and Kalahari deserts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012), 114(D19): 16
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2009 Journal Article
Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios: Together developing adaptation responses for future climates. Climate Trends and Scenarios for South Africa, LTAS Phase 1, Technical Report (no. 1 of 6). Flagship Research Programme (LTAS)
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2013 Report7.77 mb pdf
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Jack, S.L., Hoffman, M.T., Rohde, R.F. and Durbach, I. 2016. Climate change sentinel or false prophet? The case of Aloe dichotoma. Diversity and Distributions, 1–13
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Namibia Second National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, November 2010
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du Pisani, A.L. 2003. El Nino and its effect on Namibia. Spotlight on Agriculture, 63. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
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2003Ministry of Agriculture, Water and ForestryReport2.07 mb pdf
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Hessler, I., Dupont, L., Handiani, D., et al. 2011. Masked millennial-scale climate variations in South West Africa during the last glaciation. Climate of the Past Discussions, 7: 3511–3540
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Building the foundation for a national approach to CCA in Namibia
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2009Ministry of Environment and TourismReport1.02 mb pdf
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Hachfeld, B. and Jürgens, N. 2000. Climate patterns and their impact on the vegetation in a fog driven desert: the central Namib Desert in Namibia. Phytocoeologia, 30(3-4): 567-589
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Heine, K. 2004. Little Ice Age climatic fluctuations in the Namib Desert, Namibia, and adjacent areas: Evidence of exceptionally large floods from slack water deposits and desert soil sequences. Paleoecology of Quaternary Drylands Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, 102: 137-165
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2004 Journal Article
Matambo, S.T. and Seely, M. 2013. World Resources Report Case Study. Namibia: Combating Desertification with Tools for Local-Level Decision Making. World Resources Report, Washington DC
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2013 Report1.09 mb pdf
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Smith, R.M.H. and Swart, R. 2002. Changing Fluvial Environments and Vertebrate Taphonomy in Response to Climatic Drying in a Mid-Triassic Rift Valley Fill: The Omingonde Formation (Karoo Supergroup) of Central Namibia. Palaios, 17(3): 249-267
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2002 Journal Article
Watson, R.T., Zinyowera, M.C., Moss, R.H. and Dokken, D.J. (eds). 1997. The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability, Summary for Policymakers. A special Report of IPCC Working Group II, Published for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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1997 Book, Book Section, Booklet517 kb pdf
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Climate Change Adaptation in SADC - A Strategy for the Water Sector
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Gaughan, A.E., and Waylen, P.R. 2012. Spatial and temporal precipitation variability in the Okavango-Kwando-Zambezi catchment, southern Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 82: 19–30
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2012 Journal Article
Livingstone, I. 2003. A twenty-one-year record of surface change on a Namib linear dune. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 28(9): 1025–1031
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Dupont, L.M. 2006. Late Pliocene vegetation and climate in Namibia (southern Africa) derived from palynology of ODP Site 1082. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(5)
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Musil, C.F., Schmiedel, U. and Midgley, G.F. 2005. Lethal effects of experimental warming approximating a future climate scenario on southern African quartz-field succulents: a pilot study. New Phytologist, 165(2): 539–547
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New, M., Hewitson, B., Stephenson, D.B., Tsiga, A., Kruger, A., Manhique, A., Gomez, B., Coelho, C.A.S., Masisi, D.N., Kululanga, E., Mbambalala, E., Adesina, F., Saleh, H., Kanyanga, J., Adosi, J., Bulane, L., Fortunata, L., Mdoka, M.L. and Lajoie, R. 2006. Evidence of trends in daily climate extremes over southern and west Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012), 111(D14): 27
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Scholes, B. Climate change and Namibia
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Scholes, R.J. 2006. Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in the Biodiversity Sector in Southern Africa. A Final Report Submitted to Assessments of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIACC), Project No. AF 04
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Wilhelm, M. 2012. Impact of Climate Change in Namibia - A Case Study of Omusati Region. Mini Thesis (MIB), Polytechnic of Namibia
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2012 Thesis900 kb pdf
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NADEET. 2011. On the Road to Adaptation: Understanding Climate Change in Karas Region
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2011 Poster12.2 mb pdf
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Kgatuke, M.J., Landman, W., Reason, C.J.C., Tadross, M. and Tennant, W. 2004. Seasonal to decadal predictability and prediction of southern African climate
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Dieckmann, U., Odendaal, W., Tarr, J. and Schreij, A. 2013. Indigenous peoples and climate change in Africa - Report on case studies of Namibia's Topnaar and Hai||om Communities. Land, Environment and Development Project - Legal Assistance Centre, March 2013
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Helmschrot, J. , Muche, G., Hillmann, T., Josenhans, K., Kanyanga, J., Butale, M., Nascimento, D., Kruger, S., Strohbach, B., Seely, M., Wassenaar, T., Ribeiro, C., de Clercq, W., Kenabatho, P., Schnegg, M. and Jürgens, N. 2017. SASSCAL WeatherNet – Regional climate observation for climate service provision in Southern Africa. Fifth International Conference on Climate Services, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 February – 2 March 2017
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2017 Poster2.67 mb pdf
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Miller, R. McG. 2014. Evidence for the evolution of the Kalahari dunes from the Auob River, southeastern Namibia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 69(3): 195-204
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Republic of Namibia. 2015. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of The Republic of Namibia to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, September 2015
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Davis-Reddy, C.L. and Vincent, K. 2017. Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Ed). CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa. Full report
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2017 Book, Book Section, Booklet11.31 mb pdf
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Nyambe, J.M. and Belete, A. 2013. Assessing climate risk to improve incomes of rural farming households in the Caprivi Region, Namibia. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 13(1-1)
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Rohde, R., Hoffman, T., Jack, A. and Sullivan, S. 2017. Climate change complexity: repeat landscape photographs of the Pro-Namib and Namib Desert
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Bunting, E.L., Southworth, J., Herrero, H., Ryan, S.J. and Waylen, P. 2018. Understanding long-term savanna vegetation persistence across three drainage basins in southern Africa. Remote Sensing, 10(7): 1013
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Jarre, A., Hutchings, L., Kirkman, S., Kreiner, A., Tchipalanga, P.C.M., Kainge, P., Uanivi, U., Van der Plas, A., Blamey, L., Coetzee, J., Lamont, T., Samaai, T., Verheye, H., Yemane, D., Axelsen, B.E., Ostrowski, M., Stenevik, E.K. and Loeng, H. 2015. Synthesis: Climate effects on biodiversity, abundance and distribution of marine organisms in the Benguela. Fisheries Oceanography, 24(1): 122-149
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2015 Journal Article4.02 mb pdf
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King, J.M., Brown, C.A. and Barnes, J. 2009. Okavango River Basin Environmental Flow Assessment Project Final Report. Final IFA Project Report. Report 08-2009 EPSMO/BIOKAVANGO Okavango Basin Environmental Flows Assessment Project, OKACOM, Maun, Botswana. 44 pp
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2009 Report1.71 mb pdf
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