Meggan Spires

Senior Manager: Climate change

Driven individual, focused on working with cities and sub-national governments to enable robust development that is socially, economically and environmentally viable, and responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable.

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Inspiring Climate Action in African Cities

This paper contains 17 case studies, each providing creative ways that various stakeholders have found to adapt to complex, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR TAKING RESILIENCE FORWARD AT THE CITY SCALE

Building Resilience in African Cities

This 'think piece' is based on reflections from a group of FRACTAL project members around what the term resilience really means, particularly within the context of African cities.

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Dialogue for decision-making: the ‘City Learning Lab’ approach

The FRACTAL ‘City Learning Lab’ approach is designed to facilitate problem-solving at the intersection of climate change and urbanization trends across cities in Southern Africa.

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Meggan is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Climate Finance

This theme captures a wide array of issues and perspectives associated with access to climate finance, with the aim of sharing knowledge and experiences for improving access to climate finance for the most vulnerable.  
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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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Climate Resilient Development

Approaches, tools, methods, and guidance for progressing towards Climate Resilient Development, and experiences and learning from how these are being applied in practice. 
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Small islands in Sipalay in Negros Occidental, Philippines (December 2019)

Small Islands and Climate Change

This theme curates information on the impacts of climate change on islands and the many approaches and activities that island inhabitants have done to respond to these impacts.
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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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