Mapping Adaptation Opportunities and Activities in an Interactive Atlas
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
The need for transparency is taking more prominence in international climate negotiations as developed countries pledge large sums of money to foster adaptation efforts in developing countries. Tools that provide accurate and up-to-date spatial information that can be easily used and vetted by local practitioners may provide effective and affordable ways to improve transparency. The Global Adaptation Atlas is such a tool, combining vetted, publicly available climate impact data with timely maps of on the ground adaptation projects to highlight confluences of effects of climate change with actions taken to address those effects. Here, we describe the structure and general functions of the Global Adaptation Atlas and explain how it may be utilized to track short-term investments in adaptation. Over longer time scales, it may also help gauge the effectiveness of specific adaptation investments as well as reveal how different climate impacts affect long-term investment in differing regions.
- Agrawal, A. 2008. The role of local institutions in adaptation to climate change. Paper prepared for the social dimensions of climate change, social development department. Washington: The World Bank Group. Retrieved from http://www.icarus.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/agrawal-adaptation-institutions-livelihoods.pdf.
- Alcamo, J., P. Döll, T. Henrichs, F. Kaspar, B. Lehner, T. Rosch, and S. Siebert. 2003. Development and testing of the WaterGAP 2 global model of water use and availability. Hydrological Sciences 48: 317–337. CrossRef
- Barr, R., S. Fankhauser, and K. Hamilton. 2010. Adaptation investments: A resource allocation framework. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15: 843–858. CrossRef
- Brown, J., and N. Kaur. 2009. Financing adaptation: Matching form with function. ODI Background Note. London: Overseas Development Institute.
- Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural disaster hotspots: A global risk analysis, Version 1. Disaster Risk Management Series, No. 5. Washington: The World Bank.
- Doll, P., and M. Florke. 2005. Global-scale estimation of diffuse groundwater recharge. Frankfurt Hydrology Paper 03. Institute of Physical Geography, Frankfurt University.
- Dronin, Nikolai, and Andrei Kirilenko. 2008. Climate change and food stress in Russia: What if the market transforms as it did during the past century? Climatic Change 86: 123–150. CrossRef
- Evans, J.P. 2008. 21st century climate change in the Middle East. Climatic Change 92: 417–432. CrossRef
- FAO 2006a. FAOSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Online Statistical Service. Rome: FAO. Retrieved from http://faostat.fao.org.
- FAO. 2006b. FAOSTAT, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Food Security Statistics, 2006. http://www.fao.org/es/ess/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm.
- Govender, S. 2010. What types of information are needed for climate change adaptation decision making in Africa? Expert perspectives series written for the world resources report 2010–2011. Washington: World Resources Report. Retrieved from http://www.worldresourcesreport.org/responses/what-types-information-are-needed-climate-change-adaptation-decision-making-africa.
- Hales, S., N. de Wit, J. Maindonald, and A. Woodward. 2002. Potential effect of population and climate changes on global distribution of dengue fever: an empirical model. Lancet 360: 830–834. CrossRef
- Liverman, D. 2010. Informing Adaptation. Expert Perspectives Series Written for the World Resources Report 2010–2011. Washington: World Resources Report. Retrieved from http://www.worldresourcesreport.org/nl/responses/informing-adaptation.
- Macauley, M. 2010. Climate adaptation policy: The role and value of information. RFF Issue Brief 10-10. Washington: Resources for the Future. Retrieved from http://www.rff.org/Publications/Pages/PublicationDetails.aspx?PublicationID=21157.
- Matzarakis, A., and B. Amelung. 2008. Physiological equivalent temperature as indicator for impacts of climate change on thermal comfort of humans. In Seasonal forecasts, climactic change, and human health, ed. M.C. Thomson, R. Garcia-Herrera, and M. Beniston, 234. New York: Springer.
- McGray, H., A. Hammil, R. Bradley, E.L. Schipper, and J.E. Parry. 2007. Weathering the storm: Options for framing adaptation and development. Washington, DC. World Resources Institute. Retrieved from http://pdf.wri.org/weathering_the_storm.pdf.
- Milly, P.C.D., K.A. Dunne, and A.V. Vecchia. 2005. Global pattern of trends in streamflow and water availability in a changing climate. Nature 438: 347–350. CrossRef
- Monfreda, C., N. Ramankutty, and J. A. Foley. 2008. Farming the planet: 2. Geographic distribution of crop areas, yields, physiological types, and net primary production in the year 2000. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 22: GB1022. doi:10.1029/2007GB002947.
- Muller, B. 2008. International adaptation finance: The need for an innovative and strategic approach. EV 42. Oxford: Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. June 2008.
- Nakicenovic, N., J. Alcamo, G. Davis, B. de Vries, J. Fenhann, S. Gaffin, K. Gregory, A. Grübler et al. 2000. Special report on emissions scenarios: A special report of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/emission/index.htm.
- Parry, M.L., C. Rosenzweig, A. Iglesias, M. Livermore, and G. Fischer. 2004. Effects of climate change on global food production under SRES emissions and socio-economic scenarios. Global Environmental Change 14: 53–67. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2003.10.008. CrossRef
- Rowley, R.J., J.C. Kostelnick, D. Braaten, X. Li, and J. Meisel. 2007. Risk of rising sea level to population and land area. EOS Transactions AGU 88(9): 105–116.
- Tanser, Frank C., Brian Sharp, and David le Sueur. 2003. Potential effect of climate change on malaria transmission in Africa. The Lancet 362: 1792–1798. CrossRef
- Vafeidis, A.T. 2008. A new global coastal database for impact and vulnerability analysis to sea-level rise. Journal of Coastal Research 24: 4.
- World Health Organization (WHO). 2009. Global Health Atlas. Geneva: WHO. http://www.who.int/globalatlas. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
- Mapping Adaptation Opportunities and Activities in an Interactive Atlas
Volume 41, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 90-99
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Additional Links
- Climate finance
- Climate impacts
- Geographic information systems