While climate change threatens virtually every community on Earth, adaptation efforts to date have been largely small-scale.
While the public focus is often on mitigation – how much countries are willing to reduce emissions, by when and with what degree of transparency – adaptation to the impacts of climate change demands the same level of attention.
Creating a New Approach from the Ground Up
For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy.
A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, this report demonstrates...
This paper contributes to the dialogue about what types of finance could count toward the $100 billion goal.
We analyze this question quantitatively by projecting various finance sources forward to 2020 to demonstrate the scenarios under which reaching the $100 billion goal is possible....
Helping communities in Southeast Asia’s Lower Mekong Basin adapt to a changing climate requires a careful balancing act between scientific information and local knowledge.
An Approach For Civil Society Organizations To Improve Accountability For Climate Change Adaptation
A guide designed to help civil society organizations track climate change adaptation finance flows.
How much money will the world need to protect itself from the impacts of climate change? By some estimates, about $300 billion a year by 2050.
A bipartisan group of county governments are taking action to protect Florida's coastal communities from sea level rise. Will they inspire greater momentum at the state and federal levels?
The Green Climate Fund (GCF), expected to become the main vehicle for securing and distributing finance, moved one step closer to disbursing funds this week. Its resources will support a range of activities that reduce emissions or foster resilience—such as installing renewable energy, helping farmers grow drought-resistant crops and reducing deforestation.