All articles for the topic: climate change adaptation

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Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker

This paper proposes to measure adaptation progress directly at the global level through the development of new indicators and using new technologies - the Global Adaptation Progress Tracker.

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Why gender matters in climate adaptation

Climate change does not affect all people equally.  For adaptation to succeed, the social drivers of vulnerability have to be tackled head on.

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Moving towards a growing global discourse on transboundary adaptation

This briefing note describes current adaptation plans and strategies addressing transboundary risks and highlights opportunities to enhance work on transboundary adaptation.

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Transboundary Climate Risks

The Wilton Park dialogue was convened with the recognition that climate change adaptation continues to be framed and addressed primarily at the local, subnational and national levels.

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Guidebook: Mobilising private sector finance for climate change adaptation

The key objective of the guidebook is to facilitate preparation of adaptation project proposals and to provide guidance on alternate funding options, focusing on the private sector. 

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Adaptation without borders

Governing borderless climate risks

This article looks at the paradoxes, challenges and opportunities in trying to govern often borderless climate risks through national or local adaptation policy.

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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 complext, interwoven climatic and social challenges. 

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Steering International Adaptation Finance Towards the Local Level

Steering International Adaptation Finance Towards the Local Level

In this paper, adelphi's team of experts analyses key challenges and potential solutions for channelling money from the international to the local level in order to improve adaptation finance.

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Learning from Dutch innovations to address Canadian climate challenges

August 26, 2019. Dr. Robin Cox participated in a roundtable with the Dutch climate consultant Marsha Wagner and climate experts. 

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Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

Bottom-Up Innovation for Adaptation Financing

With regard to climate change adaptation, SMEs in emerging economies face significant financing challenges. Here, adelphi presents 6 innovative bottom-up approaches from India, Thailand and Uganda.

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The Roles of the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation

This introduction shows how the private sector can advance adaptation. Actors can adapt to climate change, finance climate adaptation of others and support others through products and services.

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PlanAdapt

PlanAdapt is a global network of experienced professionals that provide knowledge services in support of effective, economically just and socially inclusive climate change adaptati

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Paddy field observation during Climate Field School in Baruga Village, Kendari. Photo by Mohammad Fadli for USAID APIK

Equipping Farmers with Climate and Weather Knowledge for More Resilient Agriculture

This story explains how, in an era of increasing meteorological and hydrological uncertainty, climate and weather information systems (CWIS) can play an important role in helping farmers.

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Kenya’s County Climate Change Funds

Developing countries require significant financing to support the development and implementation of their NAP processes. This financing is expected to come from a mix of sources.

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Kodro, a fish farmer in Segoro Tambak Village, East Java, Indonesia, is finding ways to protect his livelihood.

Safeguarding A Coastal Community with Silvofishery

This blog describes how silvofishery has been used as an adaptation strategy to help strengthen an Indonesian coastal community’s resilience through safeguarding livelihoods and the environment.

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Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

This article explains a first-of-its kind mapping and capacity building initiative on climate vulnerability and risk assessment for the Indian Himalayan Region using a common framework

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Tembea youth centre for sustainable development

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the green book: climate change and urbanisation in south africa

The Green Book: Adapting South African settlements to climate change

The Green Book is an online planning support tool that provides quantitative evidence on the likely impacts that climate change and urbanisation will have on South Africa’s cities and towns.

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Applying the IPCC 2014 framework for hazard-specific vulnerability assessment

This paper compares the framework of the IPCC AR4 (2007) to that outlined in IPCC AR5 (2014) and describes how the AR5 framework provides a more contextualised and operationalisable approach.

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Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions India

Prosus #2: Building capacity for climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions

The second issue of START’s ProSus magazine features research and stories from the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program.

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Andean Forests Programme

In global efforts to tackle climate change, the issues of climate change adaptation and mitigation are still being discussed separately and with little linkage to the context of the Andean countrie

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Supporting resilient agriculture in semi-arid Ghana

This information brief reflects on ASSAR's work to support dry season farming in the vulnerable communities of the semi-arid Lawra and Nandom Districts of Ghana. 

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Enabling access to the Green Climate Fund: Sharing country lessons from South Asia

Enabling access to the Green Climate Fund

This learning paper provides insights from the Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme in South Asia to improve country ‘readiness’ to access climate finance. 

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Bringing adaptive management to life: Insights from practice

Bringing adaptive management to life: Insights from practice

The paper sets out a framework for an adaptive programme, including a set of essential core principles, to assist in integrating climate change adaptation into development planning. 

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