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Author Verner, Dorte

Title Adaptation to a changing climate in the Arab countries : a case for adaptation governance and leadership in building climate resilience / Dorte Verner
Published Washington DC : World Bank, ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Series MENA development report
MENA development report.
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Abbreviations; Overview; Climate Has Shaped the Cultures of Arab Countries; Figures; 1 The Adaptation Pyramid: A Framework for Action on Climate Change Adaptation; Climate Change Is Happening Now, and People Are Affected in Arab Countries; A Harsh Environment Has Shaped the Cultures in the Region; 1 Climate Change Is Happening Now; Boxes; 1.1 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Definitions: Climate, Climate Change, and Climate Variability; The Effects of Climate Change Are Socially Differentiated
1.2 Water-Related Impacts: Selected Examples from the Arab Region1.3 Effects of Severe Droughts on Rural Livelihoods in Syria; Tables; 1.1 Socioeconomic Information for Arab Countries; 1.1 Cumulative Impacts of Climate Change on Household Income for Syria, Tunisia, and the Republic of Yemen; 1.2 The Bedouin's Assets to Cope with Drought, 1990 and 2010; Climate Change Adaptation Is about Reducing Vulnerability; 1.4 Definitions of Climate Change Adaptation; 1.3 Conceptual Framework for Defining Vulnerability
Climate Change Adaptation Should Be an Integrated Part of Public Sector Management for Sustainable Development1.4 The Adaptation Pyramid: A Framework for Action on Climate Change Adaptation; Notes; 1.5 Jordan Desert Ecosystems and Livelihoods Project; References; 2 Ways Forward for Climatology; 2.1 Some Basic Definitions; Despite Sparse Observational Data, the Projections Are That Most of the Arab Region Is Becoming Hotter and Drier; Maps; 2.1 Spatial Distribution of Stations with at Least 10 Years of Monthly Rainfall
2.2 Rainfall Stations in the Republic of Yemen Run by the Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture, 20072.2 Observational Networks; 2.3 Access to Data; 2.3 Rainfall in Arab Countries and Year-to-Year Variations; 2.4 Positive Temperature Trends Seen in the Majority of Available Ground Stations; 2.4 Capacity Building Using Regional Climate Information; 2.5 Spatial Distribution of Rainfall from a Study Conducted in the Region, 1998-2009; 2.1 Change in Days with Maximum and Minimum Temperatures; IPCC AR4 Projects Warming and Aridity
2.6 Projected Surface Temperature Changes for the Early and Late 21st Century Relative to the Period 1980-992.7 Temperature and Rainfall Changes over Africa (and the Arabian Peninsula) Based on 21 IPCC AR4 Models under the IPCC A1B Scenario; 2.8 Projected Climate Change for Late This Century; 2.9 Annual Mean Temperature Response in Africa in 2 out of 21 IPCC AR4 Models; 2.10 Changes in Rainfall Extremes Based on Multimodel Simulations from Nine Global Coupled Climate Models; Downscaled Projections Are Available for the Region; 2.5 Climate Models and Downscaling
Summary "This book provides information on climate change and its impact in the Arab Region, as well as technical guidance on climate adaptation options for policy makers. The areas addressed include the economic impacts of climate change (as measured by the reduction in household income and GDP); the impacts of climate change on the water, health, and tourism sectors; livelihoods and well-being in rural and urban areas; biodiversity; disaster risk management; as well as gender and other social relations. The report is written through a participatory and collaborative process, led by the World Bank in partnership with the League of Arab States, incorporating both regional and international experts on the topics."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Climatic changes -- Arab countries
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Arab countries
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Arab countries
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- Arab countries
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Arab countries -- Environmental conditions
Arab countries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012029507
ISBN 9780821394595