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Round-up of the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)

This article summarizes the discussions that took place at the CBA10 international conference, which this year had an urban focus, with the theme of ‘enhancing urban community resilience’

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Ten principles to help assess funding for local climate adaptation

This briefing paper summarises a study by IIED analysing (a) how much support reaches local people and (b) the quality of this support, as measured against ten principles

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Community-based adaptation to climate change

This participatory learning-tools handbook provides a comprehensive overview of community-based adaptation to climate change, and what is meant by 'good' participation.

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Child Centred CBA Indicators

This document provides guidance on developing local level indicators for climate change adaptation from the perspectives of children and their communities. 

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Community Resilience Assessment and Action Handbook

A handbook developed to assess the the underlying drivers of vulnerability in communities and what kinds of climate extremes and disasters (e.g. rapid or slow onset) communities are exposed to.

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Learning from farmers

This paper underscores how measures to increase climate change resilience must view food, energy, water and waste management systems as interconnected and mutually dependent. 

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Mainstreaming community-based adaptation into national and local planning

This article was part of the Special Issue in Climate and Development journal.

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CBA9 Conference Proceedings

The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015. These are the conference proceedings.

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Lessons learned on integrating science and local knowledge of climate change in the LMB

USAID Mekong ARCC is implementing approaches to build local level adaptive capacity and resilience within rural communities across the lower Mekong basin countries.

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Biocultural innovations to confront climate change

SIFOR is working to stem the loss of traditional knowledge and agricultural techniques by strengthening communities’ capacity to innovate through participatory action-research.

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Changes in local adaptive capacity after CCA programming

The Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, designed & facilitated a CCA programme to build local adaptive capacity among agro-pastoral villages in Kyrgyzstan.

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CBA9 Conference - Posters

The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) took place in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2015. Posters from conference will be added to GICBA, so keep an eye on this space! 

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Mainstreaming adaptation in agriculture

Abstract for open access article in Climate and Development journal Climate change creates widespread risks for food production. As climate impacts are often locally specific, it is imperative that...
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Seeing climate adaptation through the eyes of a child

Recent research published in the Climate and Development journal suggests using a child-centered approach to community-based adaptation (CBA) for policy planning. 

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Missing – the forgotten women in India’s climate plans

Summary This new film, directed by Krishnendu Bose and commissioned by CDKN, follows the Nahi women in their daily fight against climate change impacts. It shows how resourceful these women are in a...
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CARE CBA case studies

A collection of 16 CARE International CBA case studies This report outlines the practical lessons learned by CARE about Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change, and explores how elements...
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Living with climate change in India and the Philippines - A short film

In this video, city officials, citizens, scientists and ICLEI experts from India, the Philippines and Europe share their reflections on the consequences of climate change at local level. The video...
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How to scale out community-based adaptation to climate change

Summary The impacts of climate change are context specific and the resources and capacity available for adaptation are locally defined. As a result, adaptation activities must be localised. However,...
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The Kathmandu Declaration

The Kathmandu Declaration on Financing Local Adaptation calls on developed countries to urgently increase funding for community-based adaptation and ensure that it reaches local communities.

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Integrating Community and Ecosystem-Based Approaches in Climate Change Adaptation Responses

Two emerging approaches to adaptation have gained currency over the past few years, namely Community-based Adaptation (CBA) and Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA). Each has its specific emphasis, the...
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Share your CBA case studies for the CBA8 conference on weADAPT

Conference description What are the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices? IIED's 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) aims to...
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Children education on climate change
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Act to Adapt

Act to Adapt - child centered climate change adaptation in Asia and Pacific

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CRiSTAL share form

We are interested in knowing where CRiSTAL has been applied and sharing this information with a wider audience to help you see who has done what, and where. If you would like to share your CRiSTAL...
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climate change innovations in Chololo Ecovillage

This report summarises the outcomes of a community workshop held in Chololo on 2 August 2013. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the effectiveness, gender friendliness, and affordability of...
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