Documents tagged with Durban, South Africa

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HLCP: UN System Support to Adaptation – Progress and Opportunities for Enhanced Action 23.02.2017

The earth’s climate is changing at rates unprecedented in recent human history and will continue to change. The associated impacts and risks are global in their nature, geographically diverse and are increasingly being felt across a range of systems...

HLCP: Technology Transfer 23.02.2017

Achieving the 2°C climate target will require technological innovation and the rapid and widespread transfer of environmentally‐sound technologies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

HLCP: Social Dimensions of Climate Change 23.02.2017

The adverse effect of climate change will not only be felt in natural and managed ecosystems, but also have "significant deleterious effects" on the "operation of socio‐economic systems or on human health and welfare".

HLCP: Protecting Health from Climate Change 23.02.2017

Climate Change threatens the fundamental determinants of health: Air; Water; Food; Shelter; Freedom from disease...

HLCP: International Transport and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 23.02.2017

Greenhouse gas emission from international shipping is modest but steadily growing apace with globalization and world trade. Therefore, IMO has been energetically pursuing control of GHG emissions from international shipping through a global approach...

HLCP: Global Framework for Climate Services 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is responding to society's pressing needs for practical information to anticipate the increasing impacts of climate on people's life. The Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress (Geneva, May‐June 2011) set in motion the process for the development of the Global Framework for Climate Service (GFCS) ...

HLCP: Gender Equality & Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Cancun Agreements, adopted at the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), entrenched gender equality principles into the UNFCCC outcome documents for the first time.

HLCP: Green Economy: Powering Climate Solutions 23.02.2017

For societies around the world to better understand, mitigate and adapt to climate change, they need to know what is at stake. The planet is warming due to increased concentrations of heat‐trapping gases in our atmosphere.

HLCP: Disaster Risk Reduction 23.02.2017

Thus, climate analysis tools for assessing changes in severity, frequency, and occurrences of hydro‐meteorological hazards at seasonal, inter‐annual, decadal, and longer climate change time scales need to become available operationally and applied for risk assessment within the economic sectors to support decision‐making at various levels and time scales.

HLCP: Climate‐Smart Agriculture 23.02.2017

Business‐as‐usual scenarios of population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production will need to increase by 70 percent to meet demands by 2050.

HLCP: Facilitating Access to Climate Finance 23.02.2017

To catalyze low‐emissions, climate‐resilient growth, countries need access to adequate climate finance that simultaneously reduces GHG emissions and promotes poverty reduction.

HLCP: Cities and Climate Change 23.02.2017

The effects of urbanization and climate change are converging in dangerous ways that seriously threaten the world’s environmental, economic and social wellbeing.

HLCP: Vulnerability, changing populations and human mobility 23.02.2017

At COP16, Parties agreed to include some of these issues as part of the Adaptation Framework, and to consider them within the emerging Green Climate Fund.

HLCP: Capacity Development as a Driver for Low‐Emission,Climate Resilient Development 23.02.2017

To meet the climate challenge, countries need the capacity to design and implement strategies that support low‐emission, climate‐resilient development.