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Welcome to our download and resource centre

n this section we offer our visitors links to international documents, Government of Malawi (GoM) official publications, CISONECC publications, papers and results of research studies done on disaster risk management and climate change.  The section also contains full recordings of CISONECC’s radio program, Nyengo Yasintha (in Chichewa, Malawi’s national language).

 



RADIO
PROGRAMMES

 

 



INTERNATIONAL
DOCUMENTS

 

2014 IPCC Summary for Policymakers

The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) assesses literature on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of mitigation of climate change. It builds upon the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN) and previous reports and incorporates subsequent new findings and research. The report also assesses mitigation options at different levels of governance and in different economic sectors, and the societal implications of different mitigation policies, but does not recommend any particular option for mitigation. Read more.

 

The Kyoto Protocol

http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.pdf

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Recognizing that developed countries are principally responsible for the current high levels of GHG emissions in the atmosphere as a result of more than 150 years of industrial activity, the Protocol places a heavier burden on developed nations under the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities."

The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. The detailed rules for the implementation of the Protocol were adopted at COP 7 in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2001, and are referred to as the "Marrakesh Accords." Its first commitment period started in 2008 and ended in 2012.

 

The Montreal Protocol

http://ozone.unep.org/new_site/en/Treaties/treaty_text.php?treatyID=2

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. 

 

Hyogo Framework for Action

http://www.unisdr.org/les/1217_HFAbrochureEnglish.pdf

The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is the key instrument for implementing disaster risk reduction, adopted by the Member States of the United Nations. Its overarching goal is to build resilience of nations and communities to disasters, by achieving substantive reduction of disaster losses by 2015 – in lives, and in the social, economic, and environmental assets of communities and countries. The HFA offers five areas of priorities for action, guiding principles and practical means for achieving disaster resilience for vulnerable communities in the context of sustainable development.

 



LINKS
TO CLIMATE CHANGE LEARNING

 

Here are a few sites which provide comprehensive information on climate change:

www.c2es.org/science-impacts/ipcc-summaries
http://www.ipcc.ch
www.nccpmw.org/index.php

 

CISONECC
DOCUMENTS