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Lender's Guide for Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

This guide provides a framework for questioning how revenues, costs, and assets can be linked to potential project vulnerability arising from climate hazards.

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Using local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation

This report combines case studies globally concerning the types and applications of local, indigneous and traditional knowledge for climate change adaptation. 

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Writeshopping your way to writing together

Chandni Singh, from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, looks at the complications people face when writing collaborative papers and at potential solutions.

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What roles could private actors play in agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?

This study examines proposals for 197 projects to determine the diversity of agricultural adaptation options available and to what extent private actors are involved with them in sub-Saharan Africa

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Resilience Scan
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Resilience Scan: July-September 2017

This Resilience Scan summarises writing and debates in the field of resilience during the third quarter of 2017.

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Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.
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Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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AdaptaClima: CCA Knowledge for Brazil

The AdaptaClima platform makes available various materials on adaptation to climate change, including studies, tools and methods, that are specific to Brazil. 

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Wildlife in Uganda.
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Climate Risks to Conservation in Uganda

Analyses of select landscapes describe the status and risks for biodiversity and livelihoods in targeted areas based on climate change projections. 

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Impact of Climate Change on Select Value Chains in Mozambique

This report details the likely impact of climate changes on three key crops (soy, pigeon pea and sesame) and analyzes opportunities to manage those risks across the value chain. 

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Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of EbA Measures

This sourcebook assists in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts EbA valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making.

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Universal health coverage
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Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage

This report looks at how drivers of risk, such as climate change, negatively impact health and wellbeing and disrupt the desired health and financial benefits of universal health coverage.

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Distributed mini-grid
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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Mini-grids

This nexus brief focuses on rural electrification through mini-grids and their importance for the nexus of sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and climate change. 

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Cities, climate change and corruption – issues, dynamics, strategies

Corruption has the potential to disrupt urban development and responses to climate change. This webinar unpacks the relationship between these issues and discusses possible policy responses.

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IHCAP
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Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme

The Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme works to strengthen climate science (especially glaciology and related areas) and capacities for climate change adaptation planning. 

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adaptive financing for disaster recovery
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The New Frontier of Adaptive Finance for Disaster Recovery

This report asks how financial institutions can adapt their offerings to rebuild healthy markets after shock events and explores the use of adaptive finance for supporting post-disaster recovery.

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Man in boat fishes in river
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LEDS GP Resource guide for NDC finance

This guide presents a curated selection of high quality resources on a range of topics around finance for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and low emission development strategies (LEDS).

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Climate change, migration and displacement
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Climate change, migration and displacement

This report presents an overview of the current evidence base on the complex relationships between climate change and human mobility. 

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crisis modifiers
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Crisis modifiers: A solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

Do crisis modifiers enable development actors to act early, address climate and conflict risks, and work coherently alongside humanitarian actors?

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Future Climate Projections for Tanzania

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Tanzania, using results from the latest available climate model simulations based on 34 global climate models (CMIP-5) used by the IPCC.

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Future Climate Projections for Malawi

This brief provides an overview of future climate change in Malawi, using results from the latest available climate model simulations based on 34 global climate models (CMIP-5) used by the IPCC.

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THUNDERSTORM OVER AFRICA
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Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition)

An updated version of the popular handbook outlining projected climate change, sectoral impacts and responses (adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and accessing climate finance) in southern Africa

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How to understand and interpret global climate model results

Guide targeted at decision-makers to enable them to interpret the various plots, graphs and maps that are used to present global climate model projections.

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Seasonal forecast
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Experimental Learning: Seasonal Forecast

This game helps participants to understand the possible uses and limitations of seasonal forecasts,their personal risk-taking preferences, and how seasonal forecasts can affect livelihood decisions.

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Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA)
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Identifying differentiated needs for resilience planning in urban poor communities

This webinar looked at key results from the application of the Urban Community Resilience Assessment tool and discuss how it can better capture differentiated needs to inform resilience planning.

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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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