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By Michiel A van Drunen, R Lasage, C Dorlands

This publication provides an summary of the experiences performed by means of the Netherlands weather switch reviews assistance programme. The programme was once organize in popularity of the necessity for constructing international locations, specifically, to stand the demanding situations confronting all nations lower than the UN Framework conference on weather swap. The ebook provides an summary of the most leads to thirteen nations: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mongolia, Senegal, Suriname, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe. It offers a serious overview of the methodologies and ways used, a cross-country synthesis and suggestions for extra reports. matters handled contain not just effect stories, but in addition vulnerability and edition, mitigation and weather comparable coverage.

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Furthermore, an elaborate information baseline was generated that reflects the actual situation of the Colombian coast. The project developed a preliminary qualitative model that permits the detection of changes in the coastal marine ecosystems caused by eventual SLR, as well as predicting potential inundation zones and other possible scenarios. In the international field, the information provided by the study was used for the preparation of the National Communication to the UNFCCC, as part of Colombia’s commitments to this international agreement.

In the case of an increase in precipitation, yields could be increased up to 43%, if the temperature increase is modest. When temperature increases are high, reductions in the yields will take place again. These effects cannot be mitigated by the increase of CO2 concentration under these scenarios. In the summer (rainy) season yields are negatively influenced by the Country Experiences and Highlights 21 Yield variation (%) Temperature variation (%) Precipitation variation (%) Fig. 2. Yield variation (%) of potato as determined by temperature and rainfall variation in the Altiplano.

The contribution of this region to the GDP is US$20 billion. 1 million. 2 million), Ecuador’s major port and economic capital. Besides agriculture, the area holds a mangrove ecosystem of 120,000 ha and an estuarine water body of 5100 km2. These are associated with the Guayas River and Estero Salado estuaries, connected with the Gulf of Guayaquil through the Jambeli and El Morro channels. The climate of Ecuador’s Coastal Zone is determined by the position of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), the distribution of offshore water masses and climate variability events such as El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

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