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Published Date: September 2018
This handbook provides practical guidance for planning and implementing community-led ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in three vulnerable ecosystems: mountains, drylands and coastal areas. It is intended for project managers, practitioners and technical specialists. The guidance is structured...
Published Date: March 2018
Climate adaptation initiatives are more important than ever, and globally more and more funds are invested in climate resilience. But how do we measure success? Addressing adaptation and resilience is becoming increasingly important in the fight against climate change. Large amounts of resources,...
Published Date: April 2018
Climate change and the occurrence of more and more extreme weather events, means that adaptation and resilience will play an ever-increasing role. For one of the most important sectors in developing countries however, there is a problematic knowledge and capacity gap. This latest 'Perspectives'...
Published Date: October 2017
The cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise to between US$280 and US$500 billion per year by 2050 (UNEP, 2016). Moreover, adaptation costs are likely to increase, even if the world succeeds in limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2°C above preindustrial...
Published Date: September 2017
The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Regional Training Workshop for Asia on “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Water Resources” took place from the 13th to 16th of September 2017 in Seoul, Korea, back to back with the NAP Regional Expo. The training targeted governments in the Asian region...
Published Date: November 2016
This report provides a summary of the Asia-Pacific National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Training workshop, held at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from October 20th-21st 2016. This workshop was organized by the joint UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan – Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)...
Published Date: February 2018
Key Points Climate adaptations can be made on both a small-scale, in local communities, and at the national level. Infrastructure robustness and resilience is imperative in climate change adaptation for both flood and drought prevention. Efforts must be made to ensure food and water security during...
Published Date: January 2018
Understanding the relationship between inequality and climate change risk is increasingly recognized as being central to informing effective adaptation action. In this research, negative outcomes of inequality associated with factors contributing to climate change vulnerability are traced in...
Published Date: December 2017
Many of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are known to be very vulnerable to climate change impacts. This is particularly so where national economies are highly dependent on tourism-related revenue. Yet, little is known of the adaptive capacities of tourism providers in SIDS and how they...
Published Date: September 2017
This policy brief provides an overview of the impact of climate change and natural hazards on fishing communities in Bangladesh. It estimates loss and damage and ways of addressing them through insurance risk transfer, and describes ways to proactively manage coastal risk. This policy brief paper...
Published Date: November 2017
Climate induced natural hazards are emerging as a cause of major concern, particularly in the coastal and haor areas of Bangladesh. There is growing evidence that these hazards are appearing more frequently and are expected to be detrimental for agriculture. Given the threat to livelihood the...
Published Date: October 2017
Climate Change has already a major and even increasing impact on global developments and risks. Extreme events like flash floods, landslides, and severe droughts in diverse parts of the world will become more severe and more frequent. These impacts will have negative effects on several sectors like...
Published Date: December 2016
The purpose of this paper is to assess the gaps in the adoption of crop insurance in Thailand and suggest possible solutions relating to policy support and framework, implementation mechanisms, technology adoption, and awareness amongst farmers. The methodology includes a literature review,...
Published Date: September 2017
The adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, all in 2015, highlights the strength of international commitment behind climate compatible development. Given the...
Published Date: August 2017
This report provides a summary of the Raising Risk Awareness project’s results and learning. In summarising both the project’s activities and stakeholders’ responses, this report may prove useful to scientists, development agencies and civil society-based organisations who wish to build on this...
Risk-related resettlement
Published Date: July 2017
This CDKN Essentials summarises recommendations on the appropriateness of, and best practices for, urban resettlement and relocation as a response to disaster risk. In cities worldwide, inequalities are high. Low-income populations suffer disproportionately the impacts of climatic and other hazard...
Published Date: July 2017
A new report by Neil Bird of ODI and Claire Monkhouse and Katharine Booth of CDKN examines how to support the successful integration of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into national development planning. The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 signalled a major transition in the...
Published Date: July 2017
Assessing the future impacts of climate change on the hydroelectricity sector in Nepal is a challenge because of the country’s complex climate and hydrology, as well as the large changes in elevation that occur from low plains up to the high mountains. Projections of future climate change show high...
Published Date: July 2017
Adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector and related sectors is a major challenge for Nepal. The majority of the population still depends on highly climate-sensitive agriculture. In recent years, long drought spells during the monsoon season and increased temperatures and unseasonal...
Published Date: June 2017
This toolkit helps key audiences understand how to fulfill the Green Climate Fund’s requirements when developing a fully-fledged funding proposal. Responding to climate change challenges requires collective action from all countries, governments, cities, communities, businesses and private citizens...

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