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  • Issue no. 78
  • September 2014

CDROM & databases

Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)

The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is an information and analysis tool on global climate change developed by the World Resources Institute. CAIT provides a comprehensive database of greenhouse gas emissions data. Link | Read more...

PDF: UNDP report: A Climate Risk Management Approach to Disaster Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change - 2002

UNDP report on new concept of ‘Integrated Climate Risk Management’ - integrating disaster reduction with adaptation to climate change and sustainable development imperatives. Link | Read more...

Project: Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa

Series of activities over a three-year period beginning in June 2002 leading to enhancement of the research and policy capacity in Africa on the economic impact of climate change on the agricultural sector of eleven African countries. | Read more...

Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR )

CLIVAR observes, simulates and predicts the Earth’s climate system, with a focus on ocean-atmosphere interactions enabling better understanding of climate variability, focussing on oceans and monsoons. Link | Read more...

Project: Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC)

Project building capacity in the Caribbean region for the adaptation to climate change impacts, particularly sea level rise. Regional projects include design and establishment of a sea level/climate monitoring network and establishment of databases and information systems. Link | Read more...

Project: START GIS and Remote Sensing Training Program

On-going training programme for African scientists to widen their skill-set to include the use of computerised capture of field observations, remote sensing, earth resources database management and GIS predictive modelling. Link | Read more...

Project: Exploration of impacts and adaptation options in relation to climate change and extremes - Miombo region

Project to assess vulnerability to climate variability and extreme weather events in the Miombo region, including the development of critical datasets, a regional integrated model and other tools for analyzing impacts and adaptation for the region. | Read more...

Conserving medicinal plants in Ghana

George Owusu-Afriyie describes how BG-BASE, a database program designed to manage information on botanical collections, is helping to conserve medicinal plants in Ghana. Read more...

Crop debugger

Theophilus E. Mlaki describes how CABI's Crop Protection Compendium on CD-ROM has helped farmers in Tanzania to eliminate a devastating cassava pest. Read more...

The Pacific Islands Pest List Database

Dick Vernon, Sarah Pene and Makelesi Kora-Gonelevu describe how a Pest List Database is helping farmers in the Pacific to export their produce, and to keep the islands free from alien pests and diseases. Read more...

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