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ClimAdapt documentation now online

Please see here for the documentation and feel free to continue contributing on the documents page or on the discussion page.

Contributions are welcomed from everyone interested, even if you did not participate at ClimAdapt.

ClimAdapt starts today!

ClimAdapt OpenSpace starts tonight.

If you are at the OpenSpace and are lost one way or the other, check here for all necessary information.

Konferenz des Auswärtigen Amtes "Sicherheitsbedrohung Klimawandel: Handlungsoptionen für Politik, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft"

Quite a different aspect of adaptation to climate change:

Security threat climate change: options for politics, science and economy.

6-7 November in Freiburg, Germany

Organised by the German foreign office and the city of Freiburg.

Sicherheitsbedrohung Klimawandel

EarthScan Climate Diet blog

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Apart from a large range of books on climate change (here), the publisher EarthScan is also offering two blogs on the topic which you might want to check out:

Only German: Fachtagung Brennpunkt Haushaltsenergie - neue Wege zu Klimaschutz und Armutsminderung Dec 15-17

Fachtagung Brennpunkt Haushaltsenergie – neue Wege zu Klimaschutz und Armutsminderung, Bonn, 15. – 17. Dezember 2008

Ankündigung und Anmeldeunterlagen

Bei den Diskussionen um Energie, Klimawandel, Armutsminderung, Ernährungssicherung und ländlicher Entwicklung in Entwicklungsländern wird ein Aspekt häufig vergessen: die in den Haushalten benötigte Biomasse-Energie. Energie aus Holz, Holzkohle und Dung wird für das tagtägliche Überleben genutzt: gegen den Hunger (90% der Nahrungsmittel werden gekocht) und die Kälte. Ihre ineffiziente Nutzung ist aber auch

For those who missed out on the seminar "More than rain": presentations online

Seminar "More than rain"In case you couldn't go to the seminar "More than rain" by the" by the Norwegian Development Fund "Utviklingsfondet" on September 9, 2008, you can find the presentations given on Utviklingsfondet's website. 

Please see here for a short description of the presentations and links to the documents.


New international training centre for adaptation to climate change in LDCs

Here is IIED's announcement:

Africa Climate Change Forum in Rwanda, 10-11 September 2008

The LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) and the Government of Rwanda are holding the Africa Climate Change Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, 10-11 September 2008. 

ACCF-logoThis is a high-level conference for "interested parties in the fields of climate change, development, human rights bringing together policy-makers, governments, academic experts, business leaders, non-governmental organisations and the media in Africa."

Among the speakers are the President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame, Mrs Mary Robinson, Sir Howard Davies (Director of LSE), Dr Donald Kaberuka (President, Africa Development Bank Group).

To find out more about the conference visit their website or jump directly to the program. If you are interested to join the conference, you'll have to contact the organisers (participation is by invitation only).

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Open seminar: More than rain - How can the world’s poor cope with the changing climate?

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The Norwegian Development Fund is organising a one-day Open Seminar on 09. September 2008:

More than rain: Identifying Sustainable Pathways for Climate Adaptation and Poverty Reduction

From their description of the seminar: "The Development Fund has been working with environment and development projects through Southern organisations and networks for 30 years. In relation to our 30th anniversary this year, a new report called, «More than rain – identifying sustainable pathways for climate adaptation and poverty reduction», will be launched at the seminar."


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The report can be downloaded here.

We will keep you posted on discussions and results. If you are interested to join the Open Seminar, see here: Website more than rain.