Submitted by cdradminst on Fri, 2014-06-20 06:44
Datasets on Climate
The World Bank’s Climate Change Knowledge Portal CCKP provides historical and future climate and climate-related datasets.
The CCKP’s Country Adaptation and Risk Profiles synthesize and distill data sets for the purposes of the screening tool.
Working Group I’s contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Fifth Assessment Report presents the latest in observed climate changes and future climate projections.
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies, by Sector
General (relevant to multiple sectors)
- Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided is a World Bank report
focused on the impacts of climate change on developing countries.
- Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the
Case for Resilience builds on the previous report and focuses on impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia
and South Asia.
- Turn Down the Heat :
Confronting the New Climate Normal is a World Bank Report that builds on previous reports and focuses on
impacts to development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and parts of Europe
and Central Asia.
- “Key Economic Sectors and Services” (Chapter 10 in Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report) discusses climate change impacts and adaptation options for key economic sectors and services, including transport, industry (manufacturing and construction and housing), forestry and logging, fisheries and aquaculture, mining and quarrying, and financial services.
- Climate Change Resilient Development, a series of fact sheets from USAID, offers information on climate change impacts on various infrastructure systems, including transportation, solid waste management, ICT, and buildings, as well as potential adaptation measures for each type of infrastructure.
- Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails: Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation, from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, provides information on the vulnerability of public transportation assets and services to climate change impacts and gives examples of adaptation strategies.
- Assessing the Sensitivity of Transportation Assets to Climate Change, a report in the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s larger Gulf Coast Study, includes a sensitivity matrix that documents the sensitivity of transportation modes, including aviation, rail, marine, and river transportation, to climate change effects, as well as results for Mobile, Alabama.
- “Urban Areas,” Chapter 8 in Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, explores climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation options in urban areas.
- Urban Risk Assessments: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities, from the World Bank, presents a framework for carrying out urban risk assessment that consists of three pillars, a hazard impact assessment, an institutional assessment, and a socioeconomic assessment.
- How to Make Cities More Resilient: A Handbook for Local Government Leaders, from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, provides a generic framework for risk reduction and points to good practices and tools that are already being applied in different cities for that purpose.
- Climate Change and Cities: First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network, examines mitigation and adaptation strategies for developing and developed cities, enabling readers to utilize information on both and leverage co-benefits between the two. It also provides case studies of effective and efficient practices in cities around the world. (Available for purchase from Cambridge Books Online).
- Toolkit for Resilient Cities, an ongoing research product fromArup, RPA and Siemens, explores how the resilience of critical urban infrastructure systems might be enhanced to prepare cities more effectively for major weather-related hazards and the co-benefits that resiliency actions have (e.g., environmental performance, energy efficiency, safety, and security). The research will focus on physical infrastructure relating to energy, transportation, water, and buildings.
Mining and Metals
Natural Resources (Forestry, Fisheries, and Biodiversity)
- “Natural and Managed Resources and Systems, and Their Uses,” Chapters 3 to 7of Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, provides information on the impacts of climate change on various natural resource systems, including freshwater resources, terrestrial and inland water systems, coastal systems, and ocean systems.
- Impacts of Climate Change on the Occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the potential impacts of climate change on harmful algal blooms in freshwater and marine ecosystems.
- Reefs at Risk: Revisited, from the World Resources Institute, provides information on the impacts of climate change on coral reefs.
- The Threat to Fisheries and Aquaculture from Climate Change, a policy brief from the WorldFish Center, discusses the effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture and suggests adaptation strategies.
- Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change, from the Convention for Biodiversity, explores how the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity can be integrated into climate change mitigation and adaptation activities.