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Adaptation to Climate Change

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Adaptation means anticipating the adverse effects of climate change, taking appropriate action to prevent or minimise the damage they can cause and taking advantage of opportunities that may arise. It has been shown that well planned, early adaptation action saves money and lives.
OIKO LOGICA helps developing countries reduce vulnerabilities and increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. We have provided technical assistance to build and strengthen national institutional capacities for vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning, and have supported national efforts to integrate climate change adaptation measures into development planning and ecosystem management practices. OIKO LOGICA also promotes sustainable land-use management and reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation, bridging adaptation and mitigation.
Examples of adaptation programmes and projects where OIKO LOGICA has contributed include: using scarce water resources more efficiently; adapting building codes to future climate conditions and extreme weather events in St. Vincent and The Grenadines; designing coastal management and sea defence policy for flood control, and an early warning system for the rising levels of floods in Guyana; developing framework and incentives for drought-tolerant crops in Lesotho; choosing tree species and forestry practices less vulnerable to storms and fires in Bhutan; and setting aside land corridors to help species migrate in Namibia.

Among the key areas within the Global Climate Change Alliance, OIKO LOGICA has worked on:

- Water resource management options for smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa: Water capture, integrated water management for harvesting, dams, tanks, pits, contingency planning, artificial recharge, desalinization and fog harvesting, among others.
- Land management, carbon offset reforestation, economic cost of climate change, potential impact on agriculture.
- Conservation agriculture, wind-breaks, feed fodder, rangeland, pasture, tree fallows, crop resilience, dry land agriculture, tillage farming.


Related Projects

2013 · Ex-Post Evaluation of GIZ CEPAL Globalisation Programme
2012 · LESOTHO · Support Adaptation Programme to the Risks of Climate Change
2012 · NAMIBIA · Action Fiche and TAPs for the Climate Change Adaptation, including energy
2011 · BHUTAN · Budget Support Program to the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Related Sectors

Sustainable Development
Climate Change
Environment and Natural Resources

Related Services

Risk Impact and Vulnerability
Disaster Management
Climate Finance
Mitigation of Climate Change
Appropiate Technology Transfer


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