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Plugging The Climate Adaptation Gap With High Resilience Benefit Investments
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Resilience Benefit Investments

To demonstrate the value of resilience benefits to various stakeholders S&P Global Ratings considers that it is important to quantify those benefits based on a robust modeling framework.

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Engaging the Private Sector in Green Infrastructure

This report from USAID Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project examines the benefits of Green Infrastructure in improving a city's overall resilience to climate variability and change.

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Barangay Anibong in Tacloban (Philippines), hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda on 8 November 2013 - 7-metre high storm surges and wind speeds of 315 km/hour. Photo: Albert Salamanca/SEI
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A typology framework for trade-offs in development and disaster risk reduction:Typhoon Haiyan recovery in Tacloban, Philippines

What are the trade-offs in the pursuit of development and DRR and what is their role in transformation? This article provides a typology of trade-off dimensions applied in a SE Asian case study.

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Linking Mitigation and Adaptation

This is a GIZ discussion paper prepared for UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, summarising early findings from research on the potential of mitigation–adaptation linkages in long-term climate strategies.

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Adaptation metrics: Perspectives on measuring, aggregating and comparing adaptation results

Climate adaptation initiatives are more important than ever, and globally more and more funds are invested in climate resilience. But how do we measure success? Find out in this UNEP DTU report.

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Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook and Platform

This Sourcebook provides a wide range of knowledge and expertise to support actors to make the agricultural sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry) more sustainable and productive.

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Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate
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Building capacity for risk management in a changing climate

This Raising Risk Awareness (RRA) project analyses the role of climate change in affecting the hydrological regimes of Kenya, Ethiopia, India and Bangladesh. 

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Assessing adaptation knowledge in Europe: vulnerability to climate change

This project is a knowledge assessment study designed to synthesise the frameworks, processes and methods being used to assess vulnerability in Europe.

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Engagement on Biodiversity Conservation & Climate Change Adaptation in Papua New Guinea

The handbook outlines a range of activities that can be used to promote community dialogue & participatory decision-making for biodiversity conservation & climate change adaptation. 

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Lessons and practice of co-developing climate services with users

This report shares experiences and summarises lessons learned from Climateurope project partners on how to foster co-development of climate services between providers and users.

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Recent research on gender, social norms, and women's economic empowerment

Commissioned by IDRC through the GrOW program, this paper reviews and contextualises recent research on social norms and the interaction with women’s economic empowerment.

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Are European decision-makers preparing for high-end climate change?

Are European decision-makers preparing for high-end climate change?​ This paper, delivered by the IMPRESSIONS project, investigates.

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Keep resilience language simple

What's in a word? This short blog underlines the importance of keeping resilience language simple if we are to communicate effectively.

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How resilient is resilience?

This blog asks: how useful (or not) is the concept of resilience for people affected by development concerns such as disaster risk, including climate change challenges and opportunities?

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An app to fight against floods, wildfires and extreme weather events

The app enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards and provides extensive information from multiple sources about the risks of suffering from these threats.

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Knowledge Systems Analysis for Climate Knowledge Brokers

This module offers an introduction to a methodology developed by CKB to allow for more focused knowledge brokering interventions in knowledge systems connected to climate-sensitive value chains.

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Why Knowledge Brokering is Key to Climate-Resilient Development

Sukaina Bharwani (SEI) explains how knowledge brokering adds value and increase impact of climate and development work when part of a larger research, capacity building or implementation strategy.

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Setting Up a Successful Climate Knowledge Platform: A 9-Point Checklist

In this module, Geoff Barnard (CDKN) shares nine points everyone should consider before they decide to set up a new climate knowledge platform.

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Enhancing resilience using Indigenous Fodder Trees

This policy brief describes how Indigenous Fodder Trees can be used to improve food security and enhance the climate resilience of livestock herders.

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Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Knowledge Brokering

This module explores the dimensions of gender in climate knowledge brokering.

 

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Strengthening institutional climate capabilities
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Strengthening institutional climate capabilities

This paper shows how institutions can strengthen their capabilities to tackle climate change across different levels of government.

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Sharifa Juma digs terraces to stop soil erosion. Georgina Smith/CIAT
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Learning Journey: Climate Resilient Agriculture

This article summarises a learning journey that engaged participants from diverse topical backgrounds in a series of discussions and (recorded) webinars on climate resilient agriculture.

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Adaptive Capacity: An Introduction

This article introduces the concept of adaptative capacity, including definitions. It provides some case examples to illustrate the concept and links to further reading and resources.

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Climate change, migration and adaptation in deltas

Summary of key findings from the Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project which ran 2014-2018 and focused on African and Asian deltas.

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