Northern America

Reports & Research
July 2013
Brazil
Canada
China
Denmark
India
Niger
Tanzania
Vietnam
Central America
South America
Northern America
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Western Africa
Africa
Asia
Eastern Asia
Eastern Africa

This paper identifies sixteen cases of large-scale actions in the agriculture and forestry sectors that have adaptation and/or mitigation outcomes, and distils lessons from the cases. The cases cover policy and strategy development (including where climate-smart objectives were not the initial aim), climate risk management through insurance, weather information services and social protection, and agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Key lessons learned include:

Multimedia
December 2003
Ivory Coast
Western Africa
Africa
Northern America

Pour éviter une catastrophe climatique qui anéantirait une bonne partie des ressources naturelles de la planéte, les experts préconisent en gros trois grands trains de mesure : ...

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
India
China
Mexico
Spain
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Asia
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Northern America

Besides India, there are a few other countries like Mexico, Spain, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China which also make intensive use of groundwater. This highlight reviews groundwater institutions and policies in these countries, with a special focus on the interlinkages between energy and groundwater. It finds that while there are useful lessons from international experience, none of the other countries offer unmetered electricity to farmers as India does. It is this lack of energy accounting and resistance to metering that is at the heart of the invidious energy-irrigation nexus in India.