The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

February 2018

Communities to Landscapes: Multi-scale Approach to Climate Adaptation in Nepal

Many communities in Nepal rely on forests and subsistence agriculture for food and income, and ecosystems for water supplies and protection from disasters. That dependence is threatened by increasing climate variability and longer-term change. Already, farming and water supplies are affected in many areas, and more extreme rainfall events are exacerbating flood and landslide risk.

The USAID/Nepal-funded Hariyo Ban (Green Forests) Program is using an integrated approach to address the multi-faceted challenges climate change poses to livelihoods and biodiversity. The February 15th Adaptation Community Meeting will feature Judy Oglethorpe, former Chief of Party for Hariyo Ban, who will share the importance of working at multiple scales (from community to landscapes) as well as within various political and ecological spheres to achieve positive adaptation outcomes.
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Launch of NCCWSC 2018 Fish and Game Webinar Series

In 2018, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is focusing their webinar series on science related to fish and game issues with presentations from NCCWSC and each regional Climate Science Center. Our first presentation, “Foraging Decisions and Populations Dynamics: Ungulates under a Warmer Climate”, will take place on Thursday, February 22.
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How Can You Engage with the Talanoa Dialogue? Stepping Up Climate Action in 2018

The first effort to assess collective action to achieve the Paris Agreement has officially begun with the opening of a new online portal for the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue. You are invited to a webinar discussion focused on engagement strategies for non-state actors in the Talanoa Dialogue process.
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Water Governance Principles Webinar

Next week the IWRA and OECD will host a joint webinar on the OECD Water Governance Principles. These were designed to provide time and scale specific directions for governments to address present and future water concerns. The Water Governance Principles allow governments and the broader range of stakeholders to draft and implement effective, efficient, and inclusive water policies. This webinar will explore places and ways that these principles contribute to robust water governance.
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