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Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker

This paper proposes to measure adaptation progress directly at the global level through the development of new indicators and using new technologies - the Global Adaptation Progress Tracker.

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Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Can borderless climate risks be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation?

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Adaptation without borders? Preparing for indirect climate change impacts

A SEI project produced resources that highlight the need to look beyond national boundaries in adaptation planning, and explain how policy-makers can start identifying indirect climate risks.

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Climate adaptation must be reframed from a local issue to a global responsibility

This brief provides several recommendations on how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) could encourage better accounting of transboundary climate risk.

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Inescapably intertwined: the reality of globalisation and borderless climate risks

Climate adaptation efforts are unlikely to succeed if done in geographic isolation. The Transnational Climate Impacts Index examines country exposure to climate change from an international view.

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Why gender matters in climate adaptation

Climate change does not affect all people equally.  For adaptation to succeed, the social drivers of vulnerability have to be tackled head on.

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2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report shows a region at risk and running out of time

The 2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report reveals an alarming new “riskscape” for the region. Members of the ICoE reflect on the findings of the report.

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Financing transboundary water investments

Published following the launch of the Blue Peace Index at World Water Week 2019, this thought piece considers the financing aspects of transboundary water resource management.

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Transboundary climate risks
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Transboundary Climate Risks

The Wilton Park dialogue was convened with the recognition that climate change adaptation continues to be framed and addressed primarily at the local, subnational and national levels.

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Moving towards a growing global discourse on transboundary adaptation

This briefing note describes current adaptation plans and strategies addressing transboundary risks and highlights opportunities to enhance work on transboundary adaptation.

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Adaptation without Borders
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Global adaptation governance: An emerging but contested domain

This review article asks: to what extent does global governance of climate change adaptation exist?

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Guidebook: Mobilising private sector finance for climate change adaptation

The key objective of the guidebook is to facilitate preparation of adaptation project proposals and to provide guidance on alternate funding options, focusing on the private sector. 

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Global index of exposure to transnational climate impacts
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Quantifying transnational climate impact exposure

This research develops a global index of exposure to transnational climate impacts.

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Transparency and sustainability in global commodity supply chains

This research assesses the types of supply chain information that are needed to support improvements in sustainability governance.

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Adaptation without borders
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Governing borderless climate risks

This article looks at the paradoxes, challenges and opportunities in trying to govern often borderless climate risks through national or local adaptation policy.

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Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities

This paper contains 17 case studies, each providing creative ways that various stakeholders have found to adapt to complext, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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BRACED learning event 2019 in Nairobi
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A guide to Effective Collaboration and Learning in Consortia

This guide helps to establish effective transdiciplinary learning processes and co-production of knowledge with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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Steering International Adaptation Finance Towards the Local Level
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Steering International Adaptation Finance Towards the Local Level

In this paper, adelphi's team of experts analyses key challenges and potential solutions for channelling money from the international to the local level in order to improve adaptation finance.

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Receptivity and judgement: expanding ways of knowing the climate to strengthen the resilience of cities

This paper discusses how receptivity of decision-makers, scientists and other knowledge-holders can be exercised and increased to enhance the co-production of actionable climate information.

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An Embedded Researcher approach to integrate climate information into decision making in southern African cities

The overall aim of the FRACTAL Embedded Researcher project is to adapt southern African cities to function better and more equitably within both the present and the future climate.

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Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing
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Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

With regard to climate change adaptation, SMEs in emerging economies face significant financing challenges. Here, adelphi presents 6 innovative bottom-up approaches from India, Thailand and Uganda.

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The Roles of the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation

This introduction shows how the private sector can advance adaptation. Actors can adapt to climate change, finance climate adaptation of others and support others through products and services.

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Gender analysis to inform NAP processes
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Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

This briefing note describes the rationale and approach that NAP Global Network has taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries. 

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How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region

This briefing note highlights the significance of the IVA Framework to the NAP processes underway in three Pacific island states: Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands.

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