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Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland

Caritas Switzerland prevents, combats and alleviates poverty worldwide in more than 30 countries.

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Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.

Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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Climate Change & Environment Nexus Brief: Mini-grids

This nexus brief focuses on rural electrification through mini-grids and their importance for the nexus of sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and climate change. 

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Cities, climate change and corruption – issues, dynamics, strategies

Corruption has the potential to disrupt urban development and responses to climate change. This webinar unpacks the relationship between these issues and discusses possible policy responses.

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Crisis modifiers: A solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

Do crisis modifiers enable development actors to act early, address climate and conflict risks, and work coherently alongside humanitarian actors?

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Centre for Social Research and Development

CSRD seeks justice for vulnerable communities threatened by external change. We help to create community resilience to threats resulting from climate change, development, agribusiness and industria

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Integrating international climate change commitments into national development planning

This report examines how to support the successful integration of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development planning.

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PACC Peru Climate Change Adaptation Programme

This article describes the key findings of PACC PERU, an initiative of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.

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Designing Knowledge Coproduction for Climate and Development

This paper explores the ways climate and development researchers are using knowledge co-production approaches and the extent to which the approaches are reaching their potential.

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Financing NAP processes

Financing NAP Processes: Contributing to the achievement of NDC adaptation goals

This guidance note aims to assist countries with determining how to secure the financing for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. 

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 A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

A Framework for Gender-Responsive NAP Processes

Gender equality is a key area of intersection across both the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. This brief discusses gender equality in the context of the formulation and implementation of NAPs.

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6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

6 Things to Know about Urban Adaptation

This publication highlights the key learnings from the Urban Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (UCCAR) training course.

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Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation

Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation

This guide aims to assist government and non-government agencies at all scales in preparing bankable climate change adaptation proposals to access various sources of financing. 

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Thai floods in 2011

Climate Change Research Strategy for Thailand

This case study describes an ADAPT Asia-Pacific program to develop a strategic plan that will identify, support, monitor and assess a national strategy for climate change research in Thailand.

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Communities in India are increasingly feeling the effects of drought and water shortages.

Supporting National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review in Asia-Pacific

This brief describes how USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific has supported the management of National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review for regional governments.
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Training in session at the first regional workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand in March 2013

Capacity Building Program on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

This article outlines and provides resources from the two-year program “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation – Supporting National/Sub-national Adaption Planning and Action”.

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Children playing on mangrove stump in Tibar Bay, Timor Leste. Photo by USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific program shared information and best practices about climate fund requirements and helped governments build capacity to access climate change adaptation finance.

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AECOM

AECOM International is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most compl

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Climate resilience in cities

Building climate resilience in cities

This CDKN Essential summarises learning from CDKN work in cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean in mainstreaming climate compatible development in cities.

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Understanding ‘bankability’ and unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development

This paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality ‘bankable’ project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

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Crossing the flooded river, Okhaldhunga Bazaar, East, Nepal. By Axel Drainville via Flickr.

Sustainable development publications, tools and approaches

This page brings together key knowledge resources that have been produced by SDC and/or its partners, and which may be of interest to sustainable development practitioners.

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Transformative Scenario Planning in Ghana

In this brief we describe the approach undertaken during ASSAR's Transformative Scenario Planning workshops in Wa, Ghana, and provide an overview of the results and future steps.

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Ghana TSP videos

These two videos examine Ghana's Transformative Scenario Process (TSP). One introduces the approach while the other looks at the development of four imagined scenarios.

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