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000014467 037__ $$a5142
000014467 041__ $$aEnglish
000014467 100__ $$aKeller, M.
000014467 245__ $$aClimate proofing development projects assessment report for two community-level projects in southern Honduras
000014467 260__ $$c2009
000014467 260__ $$bEldis Community: http://www.eldis.org/cf/rdr/?doc=44552&em=230909⊂=clim
000014467 490__ $$aReport
000014467 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014467 520__ $$aClimate change affects poor people in particular, because of their weak adaptive capacities. Development projects of all kinds can strengthen or weaken those capacities and at the same time, they can influence greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore important to evaluate the impacts of development projects on adaptive capacities and climate change mitigation. This process is called climate proofing.<br />
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Climate proofing forms the basis for measures to improve projects in the face of climate change. This Assessment Report presents the results and the lessons learned from the climate proofing of two community-level rural development projects in Honduras. The analysis was conducted with the new Climate Proofing Tool from Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS), which is based on CRiSTAL, an adaptation tool. Both projects are run by local NGOs in southern Honduras, and are supported by HEKS.<br />
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The analysis also shows that both projects have a beneficial impact on adaptive capacities, but that much more should and could be done. Focal areas highlighted include:
<ul class='square_dot_ul'>
    <li>natural resources need more protection, as they form the very basis of people&rsquo;s livelihoods;</li>
    <li>physical resources such as dwellings and roads have not received any support so far, but are important in the climate context, too;</li>
    <li>financial incomes are crucial in coping with climate change, and alternatives to increase and stabilise incomes are needed;</li>
    <li>human and social resources also facilitate adaptation and require adequate support.</li>
</ul>
The experience made in this first application of the Climate Proofing Tool also shows the high need for a careful application, particularly regarding stakeholder consultations. Many questions arise in the wider implementation of the tool within an organisation as a means to mainstream climate change into development cooperation, where it is very important to have clear responsibilities, sufficient resources and long term planning.
000014467 653__ $$aadaptation strategies
000014467 653__ $$aclimate
000014467 653__ $$acommunity
000014467 653__ $$adevelopment
000014467 653__ $$aHonduras
000014467 653__ $$aincome
000014467 653__ $$alivelihood
000014467 653__ $$anatural resources
000014467 653__ $$aplanning
000014467 653__ $$apoverty
000014467 650__ $$aClimate change
000014467 650__ $$aAdaptation
000014467 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014467 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014467 650__ $$aMountain people/culures
000014467 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000014467 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014467 691__ $$aClimate change
000014467 691__ $$aAdaptation
000014467 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014467 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014467 691__ $$aMountain people/culures
000014467 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000014467 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014467 773__ $$p
            
000014467 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14467/files/5142.pdf
000014467 980__ $$aREPORT