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== Good starting places == == Good starting places ==
-*Debatepedia: [[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation]]+*[[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation| Debatepedia: Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation]]
-*[http://wiki.idebate.org/en/index.php/Debate:_Developed_countries_have_a_higher_obligation_to_combat_climate_change Debatepedia: Debate: Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change]+*[[Debate: Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change| Debatepedia: Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation]]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_to_global_warming Wikipedia: Adaptation to global warming] *[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation_to_global_warming Wikipedia: Adaptation to global warming]
*[http://wiki.idebate.org/en/index.php/Global_climate_change_debate_portal Debatepedia: Global climate change portal] *[http://wiki.idebate.org/en/index.php/Global_climate_change_debate_portal Debatepedia: Global climate change portal]
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*[http://wikiadapt.org/index.php?title=Main_Page WikiAdapt], [http://www.weadapt.org/ WeAdapt]. *[http://wikiadapt.org/index.php?title=Main_Page WikiAdapt], [http://www.weadapt.org/ WeAdapt].
[[Image:Sea level rise.jpg|right|400px]] [[Image:Sea level rise.jpg|right|400px]]
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== Primary resources (reports and studies) == == Primary resources (reports and studies) ==

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This page is a portal for The People Speak's Spring 2010 Global Debates. It provides resources and links on the topic of the contest as well as for the adaptation plans to be written by students. The topic for this year's contest is:

"Annex I Countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should provide significantly increased aid to developing countries for the specific purpose of climate change adaptation."
See Debatepedia's pro/con article on the topic here.

Student participants will also be required to submit an adaptation plan for a specific country and the specific climate change threat paired with that country. Here are students' five options to choose from:

  1. Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought
  2. Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding
  3. Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)
  4. Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise
  5. Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

See links to resources for these scenarious at the bottom of the page.

Here is the guide and worksheet for constructing your climate change adaptation plan:

Below are links to resources that will be of use to both the larger debate topic and to the country-specific and scenario-specific plans.

Good starting places

Primary resources (reports and studies)

Articles on developing world responsibilities on climate aid

Resources for country-specific scenarios

Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought

Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding

Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)

Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise

Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

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