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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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Communal assembly in Kiuñalla, Apurímac (Perú)

Local organization and territorial governance in Andean forest management

Good governance was a key element in generating a social and political context favourable to the sustainable management of Andean forest landscapes. This article explains how the Andean Forests Program supported this. 

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Women farming in Nepal

Toward Gender-Responsive Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

The purpose of this report is two-fold: to illustrate the importance of integrating gender considerations in EbA actions, and to provide concrete examples of how this can be done in practice.

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The new regulation on climate adaptation is disseminated to local development actors in Southeast Sulawesi. Photo: Documentation of USAID APIK

Institutional Strengthening for Climate Adaptation through Local Regulation

This blog explains why a legal basis is needed to legitimize and encourage local government in Indonesia to develop climate adaptation programs and actions with budget allocation. 

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Cover Photo: Sahel Eco, June 2016. Farmers in Dianweli village, Konna Commune, plant millet using the zaï technique, which involves constructing pits to capture water and condense compost.

Decentralized Governance and Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study on Mali

This study explored ways in which Mali’s 25-year old decentralized governance system empowers local government to help communities adapt to the changing climate.

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Analyzing the role of rural institutions in enabling adaptation to climate change in the agriculture sector

Photo: J. Cendon / FAO, @regjeringen.no

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This project examines the role of governance and institutions in adaptation and institutions in...

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