Addressing the Challenge: Recommendations and Quality by Jörn Birkmann, Jorn Birkmann, Gerd Tetzlaff, Karl-Otto

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The program, which is supported by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology and Geophysics, and the University of Agriculture in Bogor, is designed to improve the farmers` knowledge on climate, climate variability and change as well as extreme events and advance responsive farming. The participatory approach takes the farmer´s local knowledge (observation of changes in meteorological phenomena, crops and soil) and experiments and combines it with improved seasonal forecasts and other scientific information that is made available to the farmers in their respective local languages through professional mediators.

G. g. g. water and energy supply) and critical facilities, such as hospitals, homes for elderly persons and schools Best practice proposal – Integration of CC relevant data into national census (Robin Mearns, World Bank, USA) National statistical agencies should integrate social and economic data into the national census that are relevant for climate change related monitoring. Thus, the information basis regarding vulnerabilities and capacities could be improved and adaptation facilitated. g. sea level rise, coral bleaching, salinisation of freshwater resources and more extreme events in SIDS) Best practice proposal – Win-win solution using brush-wood (Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Germany) In fire prone wilderness areas, the brush-wood should be used for the production of renewable energies or for grazing in order to disburden the forests and thus prevent forest fires.

G. g. g. g. g. g. g. water and energy supply) and critical facilities, such as hospitals, homes for elderly persons and schools Best practice proposal – Integration of CC relevant data into national census (Robin Mearns, World Bank, USA) National statistical agencies should integrate social and economic data into the national census that are relevant for climate change related monitoring. Thus, the information basis regarding vulnerabilities and capacities could be improved and adaptation facilitated.

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