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    Opportunities and Challenges for Adaptation

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2009

    Climate change presents a profound challenge to food security and development. Negative impacts from climate change are likely to be greatest in regions that are currently food insecure and may even be significant in those regions that have made large gains in reducing food insecurity over the past half-century. Adaptation in the agricultural sector is being given a high priority within this effort because of the inherent sensitivity of food production to climate and the strong inter-linkages that exist between climate, agriculture, and economic growth and development.

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    A Strategic Framework for the World Bank Group

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2008

    This strategic framework serves to guide and support the operational response of the World Bank Group (WBG) to new development challenges posed by global climate change. Unabated, climate change threatens to reverse hard-earned development gains. The poorest countries and communities will suffer the earliest and the most. Yet they depend on actions by other nations, developed and developing. While climate change is an added cost and risk to development, a well-designed and implemented global climate policy can also bring new economic opportunities to developing countries.

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    Adaptation and Resilience in Mongolian Pastoral Social-Ecological Systems

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2012
    Mongolia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    Dzud is the Mongolian term for a winter weather disaster in which deep snow, severe cold, or other conditions render forage unavailable or inaccessible and lead to high livestock mortality. Dzud is a regular occurrence in Mongolia, and plays an important role in regulating livestock populations. However, dzud, especially when combined with other environmental or socio-economic stresses and changes, can have a significant impact on household well-being as well as local and national economies.

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    Examples from Costa Rica, Mexico, and Ecuador

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2012
    Ecuador, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Mexico, Costa Rica, and Ecuador have substantial experience with implementing payments for ecosystem services (PES) and conservation incentive programs. Yet, many aspects of their experiences remain poorly understood and will require special attention in any new or expanded use of these types of incentives.

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    Livestock and Wildlife in the Southern Gobi Region, with Special Attention to Wild Ass

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2010
    Mongolia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The purpose of this report is to examine development trends in the Southern Gobi Region (SGR) as they affect livestock and wildlife. It provides an overview of the environment and natural resources of the region, discusses existing relationships and interactions among humans, livestock, large herbivore wildlife, and the natural resources on which they are dependent. It then explores the impact that economic development of the region is likely to have if that development does not consider the needs of the current users.

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    The Economic Value of the Upper Tuul Ecosystem

    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2009
    Mongolia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The economic value of the Upper Tuul ecosystem in Mongolia reports on a study carried out under the auspices of the World Bank and the Government of Mongolia. The goal of the study was to improve understanding about the economic value of the Upper Tuul ecosystem for Ulaanbaatar's water supplies and how this might be affected by different land and resource management options in the future.

  7. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2013

    Residents of Southern Africa depend on rangeland for food, livelihoods, and ecosystem services. Sustainable management of rangeland ecosystems requires attention to interactive effects of fire and grazing in a changing climate. It is essential to compare rangeland responses to fire and grazing across space and through time to understand the effects of rangeland management practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services in an era of global climate change.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    Training Resources & Tools
    December, 2007
    Nepal, Southern Asia

    The main objective of the Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) in Nepal is to identify opportunities for enhancing the overall performance of select environmental management systems through improvements in the effectiveness of institutions, policies, and processes.

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