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Promoting gender-responsive adaptation in the agriculture sectors

Using the framework of the NAP process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the the agriculture sectors.

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'Leave no one behind' index 2018

This index reviews the readiness of 86 countries to ‘leave no one behind’, covering all the countries that are presenting Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).

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Mujeres de los Andes, participan de los Talleres Climáticos deCampo y reciben capacitación de los términos básico de meteorología. (M. Dapozzo)
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Meteoalfabetización en los Andes peruanos

En los Andes al sur de Perú (Cusco y Puno), el proyecto Climandes, impulsó el diálogo intercultural e intercambio de información climática entre agricultores y meteorólogos. 

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How Climate Drives Hunger

A compendium of the main findings and lessons learnt from WFP's food security climate analyses under the Climate Adaptation Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT). 

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Designing user-driven climate services

This publication outlines the Climandes project approach to systematically integrate small-scale farmers in the Andean highlands into the design and delivery of climate services. 

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Climate Change and Governance in Afghanistan

This report provides a broad overview of the landscape of climate change governance in Afghanistan to highlight past and present achievements, as well as future goals.

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 Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development
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Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This brief introduces the topic of alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

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Mapping the stories of climate change

This article shows how the online platform Story Maps communicates climate change impacts and relevant adaptation measures in the Hindu Kush Himalaya to a wider audience to support action.

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Child fetching water from canal in rural Namibia (Photo by Irene Kunamwene, ASSAR)
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Lessons from decentralised water governance in Namibia

ASSAR's research from Namibia illustrates the pitfalls of pursuing decentralisation and participatory governance without investing adequately in strengthening the capacity of local actors.

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Measuring progress on adaptation and climate resilience in Canada

The Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate resilience in Canada. 

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Nature-based Solutions Initiative
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Nature-based Solutions Policy Platform

This platform allows users to explore and analyse countries' Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and links pledges to the underlying evidence for the effectiveness of nature-based solutions.

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Nature-based Solutions Initiative
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Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation

The Nature-based Solutions Initiative is a new programme of interdisciplinary research, policy advice and advocacy aimed at increasing nature-based approaches to climate change impacts.

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Gender empowerment in WASH

An Empowerment in WASH Index aims to identify imbalances in decision-making power between men and women of different ethnic and socio-economic groups in Burkina Faso.

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Using climate information for Climate-Resilient Water Management

Based on experience and learning from ACT projects, the paper presents 10 key recommendations for integrating climate information into water resources management.

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Nature Based Solutions for Water

We need new solutions to managing water resources to offset the rising challenges to water security. This report proposes an innovative response: nature-based solutions. 

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Residents of Cape Town queue for water during the drought. Photo: fivepointsix / Getty Images.
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Three ways for cities to adapt to climate change

Drawing on experiences in drought-stricken Cape Town and research into adaptation, decision-making and governance, this blog offers three lessons for cities seeking to adapt to climate change.

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Should resilience-building projects (always) be socially acceptable?

This paper asks "What makes humanitarian and development projects socially acceptable?" It combines various sources to gain insight into people’s lived experiences of (trying) to build resilience.

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Navigating a New Climate
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Assessing credit risk and opportunity in a changing climate

This report describes and presents case studies of new methodologies to help the banking industry assess the physical risk and opportunities of climate change.

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ALivE Planning Tool

ALivE is a computer-based tool designed to support its users in organising and analysing information to plan effective Ecosystem-based Adaptation options within a broader planning process.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Fragility and Conflict

This brief looks at the nexus of environment, climate change, fragility and conflict and their complex interlinkages, and focuses on conflicts related to declining natural resources.

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Women farmers sell their crops, Senegal. Photo: @Lancelot Ehode - IED Afrique/PRISE Senegal
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Supporting private adaptation in semi-arid lands

This PRISE policy brief argues that to unlock the potential of businesses to drive climate-resilient development, support for private adaptation in semi arid lands needs to be rapidly upscaled.

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Session 5: Act to adapt
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Session 5: Act to adapt

A giant board game that gets youth to prioritise resources in their community which are vulnerable to extreme weather. Youth negotiate to take individual or collective actions to adapt resources.

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Session 4: See the system
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Session 4: See the system

A card game to see how people, places and things (resources) fit into systems, followed by an activity to systematically brainstorm and prioritise community resources.

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Session 3: Map the hazard
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Session 3: Map the hazard

Critical thinking challenge to map out extreme weather and its impacts. Voting determines the most frequent and impactful hazards in the local community. 

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