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Copy of Overview of Climate Change
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SIGNS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
La Niña & El Niño Phenomena
Rise in Sea Level
Melting Ice Caps
is the most alarming phenomenon
in the world today.
What is Climate Change?
The significant and lasting change in weather patterns
Refers to change in the state of the climate that can be identified by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties that persist for an extended period of time
Any change in climate over time whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Report
Refers to change in climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of global atmosphere that is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable periods of time
- United Nations Framework on Climate Change
Extreme Weather Patterns
Warm Winters in Canada
Hurricane Katrina & Sandy
Snow in Rome
Snow in Northern Africa
Flooding in Thailand
"Ondoy" in the Philippines
It cannot be stopped now.
But it can be slowed down.
REGULATORY RESPONSE TO
source: google images
Temperature & CO2 Connection
WORLD RISK INDEX: INDICATORS
: earthquakes, storms, floods and sea level rise
: public infrastructure, housing conditions, nutrition and general economic framework
: governance, disaster preparedness & early warning, medical services, social and economic security
: future natural events & climate change
Data Source: Winds of Change, World Bank, AusAID, May 2010
PURPOSE OF GHG INVENTORY
“You can only manage what you
can measure.” - Peter Drucker
HOW or HOW MUCH
HOW MUCH CARBON
SINKS TO ENHANCE?
Climate change is here to stay for decades
Build resilience: changes in lifestyles
Urban planning: incorporate climate change in infrastructure development
BEST PRACTICES OF ADAPTATION
Netherlands: living with water
England (Thames Barrier)
Bangladesh (Agricultural adaptation)
Dumangas, Iloilo (Climate Field School)
Requires planning at both the local and national levels
Risk management and disaster preparedness
What are the types of climate change and impact expected?
To what extent is system likely to be affected?
To what extent can system adapt to different scenarios of climate change?
Which areas are most vulnerable (“hot spots”?)
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION