All articles for the topic: climate change adaptation

In Somalia, the occurrence of drought can lead to food insecurity and famine. (UN Photo/Tobin Jones)

The NAP Process and Peacebuilding

This briefing note explores the importance and difficulties of bringing adaptation planning and peacebuilding agendas together in contexts of fragility and instability. 

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Discussion group with women farmers in Wendu Bosseabe Senegal

Private adaptation in semi-arid lands

This paper argues for a shift in semi-arid policy landscapes, that refocuses on leveraging existing adaptive capacities of private actors to respond to environmental shocks and weather extremes.

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Mauritania • Nouakchott

This case study provides a short insight of adpatation issues faced by the region of Nouakchott and the policies designed and implemented to tackle them through the AREDDUN project

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Community members in Sumberagung are involved in determining action to build resilience in their area. Photo: USAID APIK documentation

Village Development Plan Helps People in Sumberagung to Fight Landslides and Drought

This case study describes how mainstreaming climate resilience in village planning and budgeting has increased the resilience of the people in Sumberagung to landslides and drought.

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"Young voices" video presented at the 2019 European Climate Change Adaptation conference

A youth´s call for climate action

“Young voices” is an interactive and multimedia project: they produced a Call for action – young people's perspective on climate change video presented at the ECCA 2019.

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Reimagining adaptation: Opportunities to manage risk and build resilience

Come join us on Monday, 9 December at the Resilience Lab in Hall 6 to envision a future world in which adaptation to climate change is meeting the challenges of an interconnected world.

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Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

An ecosystem simulation game and a scavenger hunt to explain ecosystem services ending with a game to emphasise the role a well-managed environment plays in 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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Rural Nepal

Seeing beyond climate impacts in rural Nepal

This paper considers a reframing of adaptation research towards the dynamics of household reproduction and changing rural political economies in order to reveal the challenges rural populations face.

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Transnational Climate Change Impacts

Submission by SEI relating to the Adaptation Committee's mandates

The transnational dimension of climate change could have important implications for the work of the Adaptation Committee and the broader institutional architecture of the UNFCCC.

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Mountains around Davos, Switzerland

Q&A: As climate change takes centre stage in Davos, SEI research highlights how rich countries are vulnerable to transnational climate risk

This Q&A explains that new SEI research shows that the political and business leaders gathered in Davos have every reason to put climate change high up the agenda.

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Transboundary climate risk: we’re all in this together

Wilton Park, an executive agency of the British Foreign Office, hosted a three-day workshop on transboundary climate risk.

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Wilton Park conference on transboundary climate risk

This event examined the benefits and challenges of a more multilateral approach to adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

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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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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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Credit: NASA image by Robert Simmon and Jesse Allen, based on Landsat 5 data from the USGS Global Visualization Viewer.

Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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Ouranos

Ouranos

Ouranos is a Canadian non-profit organization that engages in focused, applied science in support of sound decisions related to climate change and its impacts.

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Transnational climate change impacts: An entry point to enhanced global cooperation on adaptation?

This brief explains how SEI developed indicators of transnational climate change impacts and discusses some of the implications for national adaptation planning and global cooperation on adaptation.

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

This brief supports countries to take stock of the “indirect impacts” of climate change and to address them in their National Adaptation Plan.

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