World Resources Institute

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and more. Our more than 300 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources- the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

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Closing the Adaptation Gap in Mountains

This MountainAgenda article introduces a conceptual framework for adaptation gaps. It uses data from 2 major global-scale adaptation reviews to shed light on the nature and true magnitude of the adaptation gap in mountains. It reveals shortcomings in available adaptation options, deficits in the uptake of existing adaptation support, and a general lack of coherence between existing adaptations and keystone global agreements relevant to climate change adaptation.

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Principles for local adaptation

Principles for Locally Led Adaptation

Learn more about the principles for locally led adaptation. Developed by the Global Commission on Adaptation, the principles aim to guide the adaptation community as it moves programs, funding, and practices towards adaptation that is increasingly owned by local partners.

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Webinar: Turning Science into Action - International and Country Adaptation Experiences

Hear from several countries discussing recent progress and ch­allenges in implementing adaptation solutions through a cross-sectoral lens. In translating the IPCC WGII report findings into informed action, a key takeaway was the importance of community-based and regionally led action.

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Webinar: Overview of IPCC WGII findings and a Call to Action

In this webinar from the AAC and WRI, learn more about the IPCC WGII Sixth Assessment Report and a related call to action. This is followed up with two technical sessions on Water & Infrastructure and Health & Locally Led Action.

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Webinar: Turning IPCC Science to Action - Joint Session on Water & Infrastructure

Watch several experts explain how to turn the IPCC's science into action in this session on water and infrastructure conducted by the AAC and WRI.

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Webinar: Turning IPCC Science to Action - Joint Session on Health and Locally Led Adaptation

Watch a webinar about adaptation action that can be taken for health and locally led adaptation based on the science in the IPCC WGII report.

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