Maria Carolina Urmeneta Labarca heads the Office of Climate Change in Chile’s Ministry of Environment. Here, she shares her insights into Chile's integrated climate governance, from national to local levels. [more...]
Adaptation & resilience
Adaptation is the process of adjusting to the impacts of the changing climate, seeking to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. For many countries, adaptation is the priority in the national climate commitments they made under the Paris Agreement because they are already experiencing devastating climate impacts. This is particularly the case for small island developing states (SIDS) and least developed countries (LDCs).
Adapting to climate change is a long-term and cyclical process, and countries need to be flexible in order to respond to new evidence on vulnerability and their experiences of the impacts of a changing climate. Many countries have highlighted that international support will be needed to enable adaptation goals to be achieved, including finance, capacity-building and technology transfer for specific sectors. For more guidance on how developing countries can plan effective adaptation actions, see the Adaptation section of our Quick Start Guide to NDC Planning or browse the resources below.
FEATURE: Global efforts to support climate adaptation must embrace long-term, socially-equitable solutions
Georgina Kemp and Bruce Currie-Alder of IDRC reflect on forthcoming opportunities and challenges for the newly-launched Global Commission on Adaptation. [more...]
Prutha Vaze provides an insider’s perspective on developing the Maharashtra State Climate Change Policy. Ms. Vaze, a Technical Expert for the Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme, has been embedded with the state government for the last three years. [more...]
Watch the webinar presented by Future Climate for Africa programme experts in October 2018, about how African societies can achieve their climate resilience goals while also addressing the Sustainable Development Goals more broadly. [more...]
The city of Quito is a good example of how climate vulnerability information can feed into the policy cycle and be translated into meaningful actions on the ground. Now translated from its Spanish original, you can read this 'Inside Story on climate compatible development' in English. [more]…
This CDKN Guide presents the story of how an action research initiative in a single city in India has evolved into contagious policy action in 17 cities and 11 states, with interest from national leadership. [more]…
Resources from our partners
This policy brief takes a look at the adaptation interventions being promoted in African drylands, where excluded groups – including pastoralists – may lead to conflict and could hinder the effectiveness of such interventions.
The brief highlights the need for a better understanding of conflict and cooperation in improving global responses to impacts and interventions designed to build resilience and support sustainable development in vulnerable countries.