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Increasing people’s resilience through social protection

This paper highlights how social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.

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2016 ADA/UNDP Moldova Project Photobook

This photobook highlights activities from the "Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process" including adaptation stories, publications and resources.

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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

This book documents emerging and innovative evaluation knowledge and practice of climate change and its links to sustainable development.

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Coastal ecosystem-based approaches for island nations

New web-based resources encourage the adoption of coastal ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) as part of wider adaptation strategies of island nations.

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Experiential learning workshop

In January, a group of ASSAR’s research-into-use (RiU) coordinators and regional stakeholders spent a few days at the University of Cape Town to attend a three-day experiential learning workshop.
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HyCRISTAL; Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions

HyCRISTAL's goal is to understand the challenges and context of climate change impact at local level and to inform local-based solutions. The research focuses on East Africa. 

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Mass displacement and urban resilience

People displaced by conflict and disasters increasingly end up in urban areas. This Working Paper assesses the impact of mass displacement on the wellbeing of all urban residents.

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Dialogue for decision-making: the ‘City Learning Lab’ approach

The FRACTAL ‘City Learning Lab’ approach is designed to facilitate problem-solving at the intersection of climate change and urbanization trends across cities in Southern Africa.

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Strengthening gender considerations in the least developed countries

This paper discusses, and presents tools for and experiences in, integrating gender into adaptation planning and implementation, and the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

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Planning for NDC implementation: A Quick-Start Guide

CDKN and Ricardo Energy & Environment have developed a new ‘Quick-Start Guide’ to support planning for Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation.

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Integrating disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change

This brief describes a climate-integrated Community-based Early Warning System implemented by the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) in Dakoro, Niger.

 

 

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Routes to resilience: Lessons from monitoring BRACED

This paper shares insights, reflections and lessons learned from designing, implementing and reporting against the BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

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Gender, development and sustainability

SEI’s work on gender aims to narrow the gap between knowledge and policy and practice. This article presents key insights from this work up to 2014, as well as key activities.
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The SEI Gender and Social Equity Programme

The core objective of this programme is to address knowledge and policy gaps related to gender and social equity in order to inform and advance sustainable development policy.  

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From risk to resilience

This report identifies five key principles for resilience building to ensure 2015 policy commitments are effectively implemented in vulnerable contexts.  

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Enabling opportunities to diversify farmers' livelihoods

This blog explores the potential for farmers to use biogas not only for coffee roasting, but also for expanding other small businesses, thereby increasing their adaptive capacity.

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ODI Resilience Scan Jul-Sep 2016

This scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2016, focusing primarily on the context of developing countries.

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Presentations from the 1st Annual International Technical Workshop on Climate Risk

This article provides presentations made during a workshop on climate risk, which focused on "Facing the Challenges of Global Climate Regulation, Compliance and Innovation."

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Professionals' Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

This report summarizes key examples of climate change challenges and solutions for selected professions synthesized from discussions conducted with professionals from various sectors.

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Communicating climate change for adaptation

Communicating climate change to communities in semi-arid regions remains a difficult task.

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CC&E Nexus Brief: The El Niño Phenomenon and Related Impacts 

This brief focuses on El Niño–Southern Oscillation phenomenon and the 2015/2016 El Niño event in particular, the environmental and societal impacts and effects of which will extend well into 2017.

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Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance

CEDRIG is a practical and user friendly tool developed to systematically integrate climate, environment and disaster risk reduction into development and humanitarian aid.

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What makes a good climate service?

From texts about pests to climate podcasts for women farmers, this article provides the lessons learnt, useful examples and insights from panellists at a COP22 event co-hosted by SEI.

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RAMSES adaptation in cities project

The RAMSES project is delivering quantified evidence of the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures, focusing on cities.

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View climate adaptation projects plotted on a global map, browsable by theme or network. Find out who is doing what, and where, alongside climate station data.

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