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Unpacking transformation: A framework and insights from adaptation mainstreaming
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Unpacking Transformation: A framework and insights from adaptation mainstreaming

This paper puts forward a conceptual framework for determining the likelihood of an adaptation initiative delivering transformation.

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Managing uncertainty under multiple drivers and disruptors

This Multi-Objective Adaptive Planning Framework incorporates responsive and adaptive planning techniques to manage the variety of future uncertainties, while meeting multiple objectives.

 

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New ‘search and discovery’ tool for CCA and DRR

The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is a dynamic and interactive online tool for exploring the topic-specific knowledge networks on CCA and DRR, including articles, authors, topics and organisations.

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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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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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Moving through uncertainty, toward Research for Impact

Accepting uncertainty must be part of our unfolding research practice. This CARIAA blog post addresses the challenges posed by uncertainty and how these can be overcome.

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UK flood research resource

This resource is designed to support business, and those working with business, to identify research to support their projects and decision-making in preparing for and responding to flood events.

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Webinar: Exploring the use of foresight methods in climate resilience

This webinar showcased the potential of foresight methods in increasing climate resilience in the light of "Juncker’s 5 Futures for Europe".

 

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in British Columbia

This article details key messages and recommendations from an ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted workshop on climate change adaptation and governance in the context of British Columbia.

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Why climate change adaptation support tools have difficulties reaching local policy‐makers

This paper analyses how relevant regional and local policy makers find adaptation support tools the “Adaptation Wizard” and “Klimalotse”, and illustrates the necessity for a needs-based approach.

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The Climate Innovation Window

BRIGAID´s Climate Innovation Window aims to be a reference portal for innovations on climate change adaptation connecting several types of stakeholders.

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Mainstreaming CBA to upper levels

This guidance note illustrates how to mainstream CBA into the upper-scale levels by informing policies and programmes of community-driven adaptation priorities and innovations. 

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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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Long-term coastal adaptation in Australia

This article presents key findings from two recent studies that guide local governments towards flexible and robust coastal adaptation planning that addresses both social and physical impacts.

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Agent-based modelling: A tool for addressing policy issues

This working paper introduces agent-based modelling as a potential tool for examining complex modern policy problems, and offers examples from recent applications.

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Envisioning robust climate change adaptation futures for coastal regions

The paper investigates the potential of backcasting by comparing three different cases on vision and strategy development for climate change adaptation planning in coastal regions.

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Addressing the risk of maladaptation to climate change

This paper reviews the current theoretical scholarship on maladaptation and provides some specific case studies—in the Maldives, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Bangladesh—to advance the field.

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Robust Decision Support

The SEI practice of RDS is a participatory planning process based on a theoretical decision making under uncertainty framework referred to as Robust Decision Making (RDM). 

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Mapping of social networks

Our social network maps provide a model of the links between significant individuals involved in key stages of the disaster planning, response and recovery phases.

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Elements of a frame of reference for evaluating adaptation to climate change

This document proposes a frame of reference for the evaluation of adaptation, and its application in 2 sectors: forestry and the built environment and infrastructure.

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Climate CaDD

The CaDD software system provides services to generate metrics on organisational and stakeholder capacities across any climate change relevant activity/activities, and at any scale.

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Putting Climate Knowledge into Climate Action - SEI Oxford seminar 29th of September 2015

On the 29th of September SEI Oxford convened researchers, practitioners, partners and students in an interactive and lively seminar. Please find material from the seminar here

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Cocoa farmers plan for climate change

Through providing basic climate information and training, cocoa farmers in Central America are now better prepared for climate change. 

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Barriers for long-term climate information use in decision-making

Recent paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) identifies barriers and enablers to use longer term climate information in development plans.

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