Tikender Singh Panwar, former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, in India's Himachal Pradesh state, reflects on sobering lessons from the pandemic about the weaknesses of India's cities, but also on how they can build back better and more sustainably from it. [more...]
Adaptation & resilience
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. 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.
City-dwellers in India have suffered from the Covid-19 as they deal with other multiple shocks and stresses. This takes a toll on families’ resilience - not least, that of young children. Avantika Arjuna of ICLEI South Asia describes how the lives of young children in cities have changed in the past year – and what could change for the better. [more...]
There is an emerging need for heat-resilient city systems - Indian local authorities are considering how to achieve this, report Shwetha Kutty, Mrunmayee Velukar and Priyesh Salunke of TARU. [more...]
The Voices for Climate Action programme is seeking applications from Tunisian organisations working in climate change adaptation and advocacy. [more...]
Climate change is adversely affecting the livelihoods of women in the Volta delta, Ghana. This film explores the issues they face and the adaptation solutions that are helping to build their resilience. [more]…
This issue of Ethiopia's NDC Highlights newsletter focuses on the NDC update as well as the country's Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system. [more]…
Resources from our partners
The report ‘Investing for sustainable climate services: Insights from the African experience’ looks at the support provided to strengthen weather and climate information services in several African countries from 2016
When a crisis hits, community organisations can draw upon six social dimensions of resilience. This brief highlights learnings from how communities in the Global South responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.