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Institute for Ecology | Institut für Ökologie

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Leave No Mountain Behind

Why, despite the essential role mountains play in enabling countries and regions adapt to climate change, reduce disaster risks and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, are mountain communities often left behind economically and politically? Learn more in this issue brief.

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused or accelerated by climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.

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Illustration by Elise Gunstvedt and Hasan Abbas, GRID-Arendal

Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus

The Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from the South Caucasus booklet showcases adaptation solutions proven to be successful in response to specific issues caused, or accelerated by, climate change that negatively affect mountain communities’ livelihoods and ecosystems. The publication covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

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NIRAS Development Consulting

Since the signing of our first development cooperation contract around 50 years ago, NIRAS has been delivering tailored, innovative, value-creating, and results-driven solutions to enable our clien

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Food systems are one key area for just transition (c) Deepak Kumar

Challenges and Opportunities for a Just Transition

This paper outlines key challenges and opportunities for a just transition in energy and food and cross-cutting topics including gender, youth, social inclusion, and a just COVID-19 recovery.

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FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1-6 Summary

This is a summary article signposting the FRACTAL Learning modules 1-6 on inspirational adaptation cases in Africa.

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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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Woman with water container at well. Sri Lanka. Photo © Dominic Sansoni / World Bank

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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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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Comoros - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project is helping the government to build climate resilience in 15 locations across three Comorian islands.

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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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Djibouti

Djibouti - Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This project piloted approaches for rehabilitating degraded watersheds and wadi shores to reduce seawater intrusion and floods in Djibouti.

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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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Tracking Urban Resilience: a summary of the ICLEI 2018 Resilient Cities Report

This report tracks local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11 – Based on the outcomes of the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation 26-28 April 2018 | Bonn, Germany

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 Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development

This brief introduces the topic of alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

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Webinar: Greening infrastructures on the New Silk Road

This webinar focuses on the importance of adopting sustainable infrastructure along the New Silk Road and highlights the linkage between infrastructure, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

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Flooding in Accra, Ghana, June 2015. Photo courtesy of pulse.com.gh

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 6

This provides a summary of FRACTAL learning course on Adaptation Inspiration held in 2018, developed by SEI, CSAG UCT and other partners using inspirational cases from across Africa.

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Regional Environmental Change journal

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

This paper looks at the extent of policy coherence around climate change in the water and agriculture sectors in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

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Budgeting for NDC action – Initial lessons from climate-vulnerable countries

This paper examines the evidence of resourcing NDC policies and actions in four sub-Saharan African countries that are known to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Shrimp farmer in Aceh, Indonesia.

Social equity and sustainability: Gender difference in food security

This brief examines interactions between the SDGs on food security and gender equality, aiming to identify potential conflicts as well as opportunities to advance both goals simultaneously.

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Catholic Agency For Overseas Development

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

The Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects.

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