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Adaptation Gap Report 2016

This report focuses on finance, technology and knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and ways to address them. It also explores the implications of failing to limit global carbon emissions.

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Lessons from semi-arid regions on how to adapt to climate change

This article explores how farmers in semi-arid regions are adapting to climate change and details three important components for preparing for, and adapting to, changing climates.

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Climate Risk Insurance for the Poor and Vulnerable

This project focuses on how climate risk insurance can be used as a tool to effectively support poor and vulnerable populations in the aftermath of a climate-related shock.

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Climate Knowledge Brokering in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report explores the climate knowledge brokering landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean, and proposes ways to enhance the effectivenes of climate knowledge brokers in the region.

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR TAKING RESILIENCE FORWARD AT THE CITY SCALE
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Building Resilience in African Cities

This Thinkpiece is based on reflections from a group of FRACTAL project members around what the term resilience really means, particularly within the context of African cities.

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Building Back Better After the 2015 Earthquake

After the earthquake of 2015 ninety-five percent of brick kilns, a major source of air pollution, in Kathmandu needed repair. This article describes how these kilns were 'built back better'.

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Building capacity through the UN CC:Learn platform

The UN CC: Learn platform, funded by the Swiss Government and UN partners, offers free climate change-relevant learning resources that are backed by the UN system.

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Courting complexity in climate services: Lessons from Participatory Scenario Planning

The Participatory Scenario Planning approach for seasonal decision-making at the local level has been adopted in 6 African countries and in SE Asia. This article discusses what makes it successful.

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'101' capacity building modules for climate knowledge brokering

These modules introduce six topics, including the basics of climate knowledge brokering, how it contributes to climate-resilience, setting up knowledge platforms and gender-sensitive approaches.

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Synergy for Sustainable Cities

Written for multiple audiences, this book explores multi-stakeholder engagement for building resilience and ensuring urban sustainability, and details of actions for enhancing urban resilience.

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Pyrolysis Based Coffee Drying

Pyrolysis technolgy offers significant economic beneftis to farmers and processors by providing energy that can be used for drying, and biochar, a natural fertilizer and soil enhancer.

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Gender, development and sustainability

Insights from research across SEI that has sought to narrow the gaps between knowledge, policy and practice on gender issues, and explore directions for the future.  

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Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: The Caribbean

An analysis of 10 years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic development are vulnerable to climate change and its impacts.

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Webinar: How to make poor people less vulnerable to natural disasters

In this webinar Stephane Hallegatte explores the link between extreme weather and extreme poverty that underscores the urgency for policies that better protect the world’s most vulnerable.

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Climate resilience cartoon for the Philippines

This cartoon was created for local farmers in the Visayas to illustrate the causes and impacts of climate change, and to communicate simple adaptation measures for local agricultural activities.

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Getting Started on Vertical Integration

This sNAPshot policy brief introduces the topic of vertical integration, the process of linking national and sub-national adaptation planning through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

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Communicating climate change attribution

A new toolkit from the Raising Risk Awareness project aims to help journalists and communicators report on the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

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Using NDCs and NAPs to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This article proposes a framework for mapping out the links between National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

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

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M&E to enhance adaptation and reduce disaster risk

This PLACARD webinar examined some of the lessons learned from M&E emerging from CCA and DRR evaluation processes, and how we can ensure that learning can inform both practices.

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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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The role of foresight
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Using foresight to reduce climate vulnerability

Foresight can be a valuable tool in both climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, as well a useful method to integrate the two approaches.

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