All articles for the topic: adaptation policy

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Global EbA Fund

The Global EbA Fund supports innovative approaches to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to climate change.

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Human Rights in the Process of National Adaptation Planning

Learn about the outcomes of mapping conducted on multisectoral NAPs available in 2020-2021. This study discusses entry points to ensure that human rights principles are meaningfully integrated and guide the NAP process.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

This nexus brief explores key challenges and issues related to biodiversity and the intrinsic linkages between ecosystems and sustainable development. 

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Mountain Adaptation Outlook Series: Synthesis Report

This 2018 synthesis report explores existing adaptation policies in main global mountain regions, and identifies gaps - as well as opportunities - to integrate mountain-specific adaptation measures into key sectoral, national and regional development strategies and policies.

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Climate-ADAPT

Climate-ADAPT aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change helping users to access and share data and information on climate change projections, vulnerability and adaptation.

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Home Lands: Island and Archipelagic States’ Policymaking for Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

Island and Archipelagic States’ Policymaking for Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change

This report provides an overview of how human mobility in the context of climate change (HMCCC) fits into the policy landscape of nine island and archipelagic countries.

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Policy alignment to advance climate-resilient development in Nepal

This paper explores entry points for increased alignment of policy processes related to the Agenda for Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework for DRR

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Adaptation Without Borders policy brief

Climate-resilient trade and production

This brief provides an overview of the state of knowledge on transboundary climate risks in Europe, and explores how this knowledge could help Member States, businesses and the EU as a whole to advance climate-resilient trade and production.

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Migration for Adaptation Guidebook

Migration for Adaptation: A Guidebook for Integrating Migration and Translocality into Community-Based Adaptation

This guide makes the case for integrating aspects of migration in community development.

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Planning and Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India

Climate change adaptation project implementation covering lessons on capacity building, demonstration, mainstreaming, and policy formulation for adaptation in India.

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Key boundary partners for bridging CCA and DRR in Europe.

Key insights for bridging CCA and DRR in the European Green Deal

The PLACARD manifesto shares insights that bridge climate change adaptation & disaster risk reduction - 3 action areas to improve cooperation & recommendations for the European Green Deal.

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Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Colombia Case Study

This case study explores Colombia's efforts to align its national-level policy processes under global agendas, highlighting the context-specific nature of the alignment process.

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Dusty plains during a severe drought in Kenya: Climate change has increased the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events that have led to a loss of lives, diminished livelihoods, reduced crop and livestock production, and damaged infrastructure, among other adverse impacts.

Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Kenya Case Study

This case study explores Uganda's efforts to align its national-level policy processes under global agendas, highlighting the context-specific nature of the alignment process.

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Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development in Sri Lanka

This case study focuses on efforts in Sri Lanka under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Leaving no one in mountains behind

This issue brief presents initial steps towards localization of the 2030 Agenda to mountain areas.

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Entry Points for Vertical Integration of Climate Action in Kazakhstan

This study aims to identify and analyze potential ways to use existing institutional mechanisms in Kazakhstan to strengthen sub-national level adaptation planning capacities.

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The Gambia

Large Scale Ecosystem-based Adaptation in The Gambia

UN Environment and the government of Gambia have launched the country’s largest adaptation project, which aims to develop a sustainable natural resource-based economy.

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Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development | Overview Brief 3

This brief explores country perspectives on alignment of national-level policy processes under the Paris Agreement as a basis for broader alignment toward climate-resilient development.

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Wicked problems – resilience, adaptation and complexity

Deciding upon policy interventions to support community resilience presents us with both a ‘wicked’ and a
‘messy’ problem and calls for ‘clumsy’ policy solutions and interventions.

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Local Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

Local Solutions in Small Island Developing States

This report brings together case studies that highlight how CBA projects have helped to increase the adaptive capacities of local communities in SIDS.

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Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

The brief explores how the different agendas and policy processes relate to each other and to a country’s national development planning processes.

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Climate change, migration and adaptation in deltas

Summary of key findings from the Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) project which ran 2014-2018 and focused on African and Asian deltas.

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The IPCC’s 1.5°C Report – What are the implications for development choices in Latin America?

Blog: Maria Jose Pacha says that the IPCC's 1.5C Report implies far more integrated public policy-making in Latin America that takes account of food, energy, water and climate securities at once.

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gender entry points for NAP formation

Promoting gender-responsive adaptation in the agriculture sectors

Using the framework of the NAP process, this brief provides an overview of the key gender issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the agriculture sector.

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