Personal tools
 
Views

The People Speak Global Debates (Spring 2010)

From Debatepedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Revision as of 03:32, 18 February 2010 (edit)
Brooks Lindsay (Talk | contribs)
(Resources for country-specific scenarios)
← Previous diff
Current revision (20:31, 19 February 2010) (edit)
Brooks Lindsay (Talk | contribs)
(Primary resources (:reports and studies))
 
Line 1: Line 1:
-This page is a portal for [http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/ The People Speak's] [http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/activities/globaldebates.html Spring 2010 Global Debates]. It provides resources and links on the topics of the contest. The topic for this year's contest is: +This page is a portal for [http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/ The People Speak's] [http://www.thepeoplespeak.org/activities/globaldebates.html 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 student-contestants. The topic for this year's debate is:
-[[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for developing country adaptation to climate change| "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."]][[Image:The People Speak Global Debates Image.png|right]] See Debatepedia's pro/con article on the topic [[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for developing country adaptation to climate change| here]]. +'''[[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation| "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."]][[Image:The People Speak Global Debates Image.png|right]] See Debatepedia's pro/con article on the topic [[Debate: Increase UN Annex I aid for climate change adaptation| here]].'''
-Student participants will also be required to submit an adaptation plan for a specific country and the specific climate change threat we've paired with that country. Here are students' five options to choose from:+Student participants will also be required to submit an adaptation plan for a specific country and a specific climate change threat paired with that country. Here are students' five possible scenarios:
#Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought #Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought
Line 16: Line 16:
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=1269a0c1f0d5d04d&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/%3Fui%3D2%26ik%3D4d8398d31a%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1269a0c1f0d5d04d%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSaAuNawAz5p1kfdQ8WYabDT9YaCw&pli=1 Guide for your Climate Change Adaptation Plan]. *[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=1269a0c1f0d5d04d&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/%3Fui%3D2%26ik%3D4d8398d31a%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1269a0c1f0d5d04d%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSaAuNawAz5p1kfdQ8WYabDT9YaCw&pli=1 Guide for your Climate Change Adaptation Plan].
*[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.2&thid=1269a0c1f0d5d04d&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/%3Fui%3D2%26ik%3D4d8398d31a%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1269a0c1f0d5d04d%26attid%3D0.2%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSR-DdUwpOfo3081-kshdcc8wHFcg Worksheet for your Climate Change Adaptation Plan]. *[https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.2&thid=1269a0c1f0d5d04d&mt=application/pdf&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/%3Fui%3D2%26ik%3D4d8398d31a%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1269a0c1f0d5d04d%26attid%3D0.2%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&sig=AHIEtbSR-DdUwpOfo3081-kshdcc8wHFcg Worksheet for your Climate Change Adaptation Plan].
 +*Also see the [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ MLA referencing style guide] to ensure proper citation methods in your essays, or you see the guides of various other citation methods by linking from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation Wikipedia's citation article].
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. 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.
Line 21: Line 22:
== 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: Developed countries have a higher obligation to combat climate change]]
*[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]
Line 28: Line 29:
*[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12climate.html "Europe Pledges Billions in Climate Funding." New York Times. December 11th, 2009] *[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/science/earth/12climate.html "Europe Pledges Billions in Climate Funding." New York Times. December 11th, 2009]
*[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].
- 
== Primary resources (reports and studies) == == Primary resources (reports and studies) ==
- +[[Image:Sea level rise.jpg|right|400px]]
*[http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCC/Resources/EACCFinalRelease.pdf World Bank report press release: "Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year." November. 2009]. [http://beta.worldbank.org/climatechange/content/economics-adaptation-climate-change-study-homepage Full Report.] *[http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTCC/Resources/EACCFinalRelease.pdf World Bank report press release: "Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year." November. 2009]. [http://beta.worldbank.org/climatechange/content/economics-adaptation-climate-change-study-homepage Full Report.]
*[http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/adaptation.html US Environmental Protection Agency. "Climate Change - Health and Environmental Effects. Adaptation"] *[http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/adaptation.html US Environmental Protection Agency. "Climate Change - Health and Environmental Effects. Adaptation"]
Line 36: Line 36:
*[http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/?src=/climate/ipcc_tar/wg2/index.htm IPCC Report: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability] *[http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/?src=/climate/ipcc_tar/wg2/index.htm IPCC Report: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability]
*[http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-chapter17.pdf IPCC Report: Assessment of adaptation practices, options, constraints and capacity] *[http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-chapter17.pdf IPCC Report: Assessment of adaptation practices, options, constraints and capacity]
-*[http://unfccc.int/cooperation_and_support/financial_mechanism/adaptation_fund/items/3659.php Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Plan]+*[http://unfccc.int/cooperation_and_support/financial_mechanism/adaptation_fund/items/3659.php UNFCCC: Adaptation Fund]
 +*[http://www.iccgov.org/files/ADAPTATION/Buob_Funding_Venice_SB.pdf International Center for Climate Governance, Seraina Buob: "Global Climate Change and the Funding of Adaptation." April 2-3, 2009]
*[http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/adaptation.html US Environmental Protection Agency on Adaptation] *[http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/adaptation.html US Environmental Protection Agency on Adaptation]
 +*[http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/international/~/media/publications/international/AOSIS.ashx Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS): "The Importance of Adaptation, especially to address the needs of the vulnerableManaging the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable." September 27, 2009]
*[http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Adaptation.pdf Coping with Climate Change. The Role of Adaptation in the United States. Pew Center on Global Climate Change] *[http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Adaptation.pdf Coping with Climate Change. The Role of Adaptation in the United States. Pew Center on Global Climate Change]
 +*[http://ncsp.va-network.org/UserFiles/File/PDFs/Resource%20Center/Resource%20Methodology/CBA_adaptation.pdf John M. Callaway. "Adaptation benefits and costs: are they important in the global policy picture and how can we estimate them?" Global Environmental Change. 2004]
*[http://www.epa.gov/eims/global/clim_res.pdf "Risks, opportunities, and adaptation to climate change." Climate Research. 1998] *[http://www.epa.gov/eims/global/clim_res.pdf "Risks, opportunities, and adaptation to climate change." Climate Research. 1998]
*[http://www.undp.org/climatechange/adapt/ United Nations Development Programme on Adaption to Climate Change] *[http://www.undp.org/climatechange/adapt/ United Nations Development Programme on Adaption to Climate Change]
 +*[http://www.undp.org/climatechange/docs/English/UNDP_Adaptation_final.pdf Dr. E. Lisa F. Schipper. "Adaptation to climate change: the new challenge for development in the developing world." An Environment and Energy Group Publication. July 2008]
*[http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/idspublication/poverty-in-a-changing-climate Poverty in Climate Change. Institute of Development Studies] *[http://www.ids.ac.uk/go/idspublication/poverty-in-a-changing-climate Poverty in Climate Change. Institute of Development Studies]
-== Arguing for developed world climate aid ==+*[http://sei-international.org/mediamanager/documents/Publications/Climate/financing_adaptation_climate_change.pdf Stockholm Environment Institute: "Financing Adaptation to Climate Change." 2008]
 +*[http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/2564.pdf Institute of Development Studies: Martin Prowse and Lucy Scott. "Assets and Adaptation: An Emerging Debate" September 2008]
 +*[http://www.iied.org/climate-change/key-issues/economics-and-equity-adaptation/costs-adapting-climate-change-significantly-under-estimated International Institute for Environment and Development: "Costs of adapting to climate change significantly under-estimated." August 26th, 2009]
 +== News articles on adaptation and climate aid ==
*[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070207171745.htm "Adaptation To Global Climate Change Is An Essential Response To A Warming Planet." ScienceDaily. Feb. 8, 2007] *[http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070207171745.htm "Adaptation To Global Climate Change Is An Essential Response To A Warming Planet." ScienceDaily. Feb. 8, 2007]
 +*[http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/04/01/01climatewire-house-bill-shifts-focus-to-climate-change-im-10371.htm Lauren Morello and Sara Goodman. "House bill shifts focus to climate change adaptation." New York Times Climate Wire. April 1, 2009]
 +*[http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/12/the_importance.php John Laumer. "The Importance Of Climate Change Adaptation." Philadelphia. December 11th, 2007]
 +*[http://environmentalism.suite101.com/article.cfm/adaptation_to_climate_change_the_new_priority Benjamin Cottin. "Adaptation to Climate Change, the New Priority." Suite101. November 25, 2009]
 +*[http://developmenthumanrights.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/mitigation-or-adaptation-to-climate-change/ "Mitigation or Adaptation to Climate Change." Development Human Rights. April 19, 2009]
 +*[http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/09/focus-on-climate-mitigation-give-geoengineering-a-chance.ars Jeremy Jacquot. "Focus on climate mitigation; give geoengineering a chance." ARS Technica. September 6, 2009]
 +*[http://www.global-greenhouse-warming.com/climate-mitigation-and-adaptation.html "Climate Mitigation and Adaptation." A basic set of definitions.]
 +*[http://inel.wordpress.com/2007/02/24/climate-change-mitigation-and-adaptation-both-not-versus/ "Climate change mitigation and adaptation (both, not versus)." Intel blog. February 24, 2007]
 +*[http://www.mediate.com/articles/SusskindLbl20090406.cfm Larry Susskind. "Climate Change: Adaptation vs Mitigation." Mediate.com. April 2009]
 +*[http://www.newsweek.com/id/81390 Sharon Begley. "Learning to Love Climate ‘Adaptation’." NewsWeek. January 7, 2004]
 +== Articles on developing world responsibilities on climate aid ==
 +
*[http://www.finfacts.ie/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10008982.shtml "China says Developed Countries bear “unshirkable responsibility” for causing global warming; Temperature in Beijing hits record high for February". Fin Fact, Ireland. February 6, 2007] *[http://www.finfacts.ie/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10008982.shtml "China says Developed Countries bear “unshirkable responsibility” for causing global warming; Temperature in Beijing hits record high for February". Fin Fact, Ireland. February 6, 2007]
*[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007] *[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007]
Line 50: Line 68:
*[http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/16/content_7799763.htm "China reiterates developed nations' obligation in anti-global warming efforts". China View. March 16, 2008] *[http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/16/content_7799763.htm "China reiterates developed nations' obligation in anti-global warming efforts". China View. March 16, 2008]
*[http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/22/asia/AS-GEN-China-Global-Warming.php "China says developed countries must bear global warming burden". Associated Press. November 22, 2007] *[http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/22/asia/AS-GEN-China-Global-Warming.php "China says developed countries must bear global warming burden". Associated Press. November 22, 2007]
-*[http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/imagine-everyone-was-equal-in-emissions/ Andrew Revkin. "Imagine Everyone Was Equal, in Emissions". New York Times blog Dot Earth. February 15, 2008]+*[http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/imagine-everyone-was-equal-in-emissions/ Andrew Revkin. "Imagine Everyone Was Equal, in Emissions". New York Times blog Dot Earth. February 15, 2008][[Image:Climate change adaptation locally.jpg|right|300px]]
-*[http://www.gci.org.uk/contconv/cc.html "A Global Solution to A Global Problem". Global Commons Institute]+
*[http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/06/business_leaders_urge_wealthy.html "Business leaders urge wealthy nations to take lead in global warming battle". Associated Press. June 20, 2008] *[http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/06/business_leaders_urge_wealthy.html "Business leaders urge wealthy nations to take lead in global warming battle". Associated Press. June 20, 2008]
-*[http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/12/bali_lessons.html Kit Batten. "The Lessons of Bali: The U.S. Needs to Lead on Global Warming". Center for American Progress. December 18, 2007] 
*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008]
-*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007]  
-*[http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=32716 "Taking Responsibility: Why the United States Must Lead the World in Reducing Global Warming Pollution". Pew Charitable Trust. Dec 06, 2007] 
-== Arguing against climate aid ==  
-*[http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/us-fears-emission-exemptions-would-send-jobs-to-india-china_10038032.html "US fears emission exemptions would send jobs to India, China". Thaindian News. April 15th, 2008] 
-*[http://news.boloji.com/2008/04/19974.htm Arun Kumar. "US Fears Emission Exemptions Would Send Jobs to India, China". Boloji.com. April 15, 2008] 
-*[http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0510-worldbank.html "China and India show rapid increase in global warming emissions". World Bank. May 10, 2006] 
-*[http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=4200 "Japan Wants Developing Countries To Cut Down On Emissions". Japan Probe. April 5th, 2008.] 
-*[http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pdupont/ Pete Du Pont. "Bali Who?". Wall Street Journal. December 19, 2007] 
-== News stories on climate change adaptation responsibilities == 
-  
*[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007] *[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007]
*[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007] *[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007]
*[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007] *[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007]
-*[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007] 
*[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007] *[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007]
*[http://www.china.org.cn/english/international/211775.htm Li Heng. "Developed Countries Most to Blame for Climate Change." China.org. May 24, 2007] *[http://www.china.org.cn/english/international/211775.htm Li Heng. "Developed Countries Most to Blame for Climate Change." China.org. May 24, 2007]
Line 78: Line 83:
*[http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/12/bali_lessons.html Kit Batten. "The Lessons of Bali: The U.S. Needs to Lead on Global Warming". Center for American Progress. December 18, 2007] *[http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/12/bali_lessons.html Kit Batten. "The Lessons of Bali: The U.S. Needs to Lead on Global Warming". Center for American Progress. December 18, 2007]
*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008]
-*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007] +*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007]
-*[http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=32716 "Taking Responsibility: Why the United States Must Lead the World in Reducing Global Warming Pollution". Pew Charitable Trust. Dec 06, 2007]+
- +
==Resources for country-specific scenarios == ==Resources for country-specific scenarios ==
Line 87: Line 90:
*[http://tilz.tearfund.org/Publications/Footsteps+61-70/Footsteps+70/Adapting+to+drought+in+Ethiopia.htm Tadesse Dadi. "Adapting to drought in Ethiopia." February 22, 2007] *[http://tilz.tearfund.org/Publications/Footsteps+61-70/Footsteps+70/Adapting+to+drought+in+Ethiopia.htm Tadesse Dadi. "Adapting to drought in Ethiopia." February 22, 2007]
*[http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=82409 "ETHIOPIA: Poverty hampers climate change adaptation, says PM." Irin News. January 16, 2009] *[http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=82409 "ETHIOPIA: Poverty hampers climate change adaptation, says PM." Irin News. January 16, 2009]
 +*[http://pdf.dec.org/pdf_docs/PNACS781.pdf US agency for international development: "Ethiopia - drought." April 29, 2003]
'''Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding''' '''Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding'''
*[http://beta.worldbank.org/content/bangladesh-economics-adaptation-climate-change-study World Bank: Bangladesh: Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study] *[http://beta.worldbank.org/content/bangladesh-economics-adaptation-climate-change-study World Bank: Bangladesh: Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study]
-*[http://practicalaction.org/docs/advocacy/Adaptation_to_climate_change_Bangladesh.pdf Practical Action, Policy Briefing: "Promoting adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh"] +*[http://practicalaction.org/docs/advocacy/Adaptation_to_climate_change_Bangladesh.pdf Practical Action, Policy Briefing: "Promoting adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh"] [[Image:Flooding.jpg|right|300px]]
*[http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Climate+change+adaptation+in+bangladesh&FORM=VDRE# Videos on climate change adaptation in Bangladesh] *[http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Climate+change+adaptation+in+bangladesh&FORM=VDRE# Videos on climate change adaptation in Bangladesh]
*[http://oxfam.qc.ca/en/campaigns/make-your-mark/case-studies/bangladesh Oxfam Quebec: "Climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: Preparing for flood disaster"] *[http://oxfam.qc.ca/en/campaigns/make-your-mark/case-studies/bangladesh Oxfam Quebec: "Climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: Preparing for flood disaster"]
- +*[ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/a0820e/a0820e.pdf "Livelihood adaptation to climate variability and change." Food and Agriculture Association for the United Nations]
'''Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)''' '''Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)'''
*[http://pemsea.org/about-pemsea/pemsea-news/climate-change-adaptation-strategies-for-coasts-and-oceans Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA): Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Coasts and Oceans] *[http://pemsea.org/about-pemsea/pemsea-news/climate-change-adaptation-strategies-for-coasts-and-oceans Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA): Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Coasts and Oceans]
Line 102: Line 106:
*[http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/SLRAdaption.html US EPA: "Strategies for Adaption to Sea Level Rise"] *[http://epa.gov/climatechange/effects/coastal/SLRAdaption.html US EPA: "Strategies for Adaption to Sea Level Rise"]
*[http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12121&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html UNESCO: "Climate change and sea-level rise"] *[http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=12121&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html UNESCO: "Climate change and sea-level rise"]
 +*[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30808160/ "Maldives set to test adapting to higher seas." MSNBC. May 18, 2009]
'''Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits''' '''Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits'''
*[http://www.weadapt.org/wiki/ACCCA_experiences:_examples_of_risk_communication_strategies#Malawi ACCCA analysis of Malawi adaptation scenarios] *[http://www.weadapt.org/wiki/ACCCA_experiences:_examples_of_risk_communication_strategies#Malawi ACCCA analysis of Malawi adaptation scenarios]
 +*[http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/?p=8434&v=newsblog Oxfam: "Malawi: Courage in the time of climate change"]
 +*[http://earthwire.org/climate/default.aspx?t=200149&tn=Malawi Earthwire News on Malawi and Climate Change]

Current revision

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 student-contestants. The topic for this year's debate 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 a specific climate change threat paired with that country. Here are students' five possible scenarios:

  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)

News articles on adaptation and climate aid

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

Problem with the site? 

Tweet a bug on bugtwits
.