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Tracking Urban Resilience: a summary of the ICLEI 2018 Resilient Cities Report

This report tracks local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11 – Based on the outcomes of the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 26-28 April 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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Cities adapting to climate change: InnovCities survey findings on institutional innovation in urban governance

InnovCities surveyed 96 cities to assess the extent to which institutional innovation has been seen on the ground to adapt to urban water risks under climate change.

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Urban resilience and everyday risk

African cities face unique challenges and climate change threats. This paper analyzes how resiliency can be made applicable to urban African contexts.

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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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Adaptation Futures 2018: Conference Summary

This article summarises the key focus areas and outputs of the fifth Adaptation Futures international conference on global adaptation (Cape Town, 18-21 June, 2018).

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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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Gender and climate change: Feminist development perspectives

This article asks a key question for adaptation and gender debates: what can we learn from development on social goal setting, institutional change, and gender equality? 

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Revenue-Generating Opportunities Through Tailored Weather Information Products

This continental-scale market assessment investigated how thriving commercial weather markets could be catalysed in the 11 African countries supported by the CIRDA programme.

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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 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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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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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 6: Choose your challenge
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Session 6: Choose your challenge

An activity in which youth create community adaptation plans, a reality role-play competition to act out challenges and solutions and an exercise to choose an adaptation to implement in real life.

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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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