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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance:Briefing Paper for Decision-Makers

Briefing for Decision Makers In most parts of Canada, climate change is increasingly affecting the way water moves through the hydrologic cycle, which up until now has fluctuated within a fixed...
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Climate change adaptation and water governance: Summary for decision makers

Executive Summary In most parts of Canada, climate change is increasingly affecting the way water moves through the hydrologic cycle, which up until now has fluctuated within a fixed envelope of...
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Crops and Food Supply: Briefing Paper for Decision Makers

Introduction Over the past several decades, Canadian agriculture has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to improve productivity under wide ranging and seasonally fluctuating growing conditions as...
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Climate change adaptation and water governance

Introduction As climate change progresses, the hydrologic cycle will be significantly affected by regional shifts in temperature, precipitation and extreme weather events; indeed, impacts are already...
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Close to home: subnational strategies for climate compatible development

Executive Summary The battle for climate compatible development will be won or lost at the subnational level: in provinces, districts and cities. National governments depend on subnational actors to...
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Climate Change and Social Learning

Introduction The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is challenging its own community of scientists and partners to understand the importance of co-created...
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Learning Through Collaboration
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Learning through Collaboration

The CIRCLE-2 partners consider transfer of the knowledge generated by adaptation research investments in Europe to be potentially useful for developing countries, which are more vulnerable to climate change and its impacts than most European countries. 

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Productive science practice interactions in climate change adaptation

The purpose of this policy brief As with many complex societal challenges, climate change adaptation calls for productive, direct science-practice interactions. Science-practice interactions are the...
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Social Learning for Adaptation

Introduction This handbook presents the experience of a participatory social learning process that evolved to support individual and community level adaptation to the myriad of stressors affecting...
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Catalysing adaptive capacity for development and climate change

Abstract There is convergence between current theory and practice in global environmental change research and development communities on the importance of approaches that aim to ‘engage and embed’, i...
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Acting on What we Know and Learn for Climate and Development Policy

The Challenge On the 5th and 6th March 2013, the Climate Change Team at IDS organised a knowledge exchange which aimed to explore how learning is (or isn’t) taking place in climate and development...
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Transformative Learning and Engagement with Climate Change Adaptation

This study looks into how science-based learning experiences can help overcome social barriers to adaptation and behaviour change, and how learning in itself may be hindered by those barriers.

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Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Read here about some tools and examples linked to monitoring, evaluation and learning and the importance to encourage a participatory approach.

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Innovative knowledge-sharing

The evaluation and dissemination of knowledge to key stakeholders and policymakers on the impact of action plans, governance arrangements, and practices for sustainable development to improve the...
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Politics and policy processes

This following pages provide resources which are relevant to the analysis of politics and policy processes including cross-scale and multi-level interactions. 

 
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Livelihoods Improvement

Summaries of different tools, methods and approaches relevant to advancing knowledge on livelihoods improvement and social change with particular emphasis on governance and institutional dynamics.

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Stakeholder engagement

The process of stakeholder engagement and creating dialogue aims to generate a concrete understanding that empowers, builds capacity and facilitates different modes of learning.

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Cross-Scale Barriers to Adaptation in Local Government, Australia

A checklist matrix of 8-10 critical barriers to climate change adaptation for local government across Australia was developed with proposed strategies to overcome them.

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Australian small businesses adapting to climate change

The results of a year-long research study examining the underlying factors and processes shaping the adaptive capacity of Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to climate change and...
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Equitable Access to Sustainable Development

Introduction The effectiveness and stability of any agreement, especially as a basis for cooperation, largely depends on the perception of its fairness by the agreeing parties. It is for this reason...
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Photovoice

This article is in Spanish, but if you would like to view it in a different language please use the drop down list of languages at the top right of the page. You may have to update your browser to...
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Knowledge for local climate change adaptation

Abstract Adaptation to climate change is often perceived as a local concern; yet local stakeholders are influenced by knowledge and politics from international and national contexts. Based on a review...
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A Framework for Dialogue Between Local Climate Adaptation Professionals and Policy Makers

Summary Unlike the issue of climate change mitigation, discussions about climate adaptation are still in their infancy in most national policy debates. The most popular approach has been to...
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Behind the Scenes

Summary Knowledge sharing networks are increasingly recognised as means of mobilising the knowledge and capacities needed to respond to complex and changing realities, such as the challenges posed by...
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