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Adapting from the Ground Up

Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change

Small businesses are critical yet often overlooked players in climate change adaptation. This report offers specific policy interventions for policymakers, climate finance providers, and large corporations to engage small businesses in adaptation efforts, enabling them to build their own...

While much of climate change discussion focused on critical issues of reducing emissions to avoid dangerous levels of warming, it is important to remember that warming is already happening, and that it contributes to worsening drought, floods, extreme weather and other serious impacts. Encouragingly, action to adapt to these impacts are also part of the discussion at the Paris climate talks currently underway.

Scaling Success

Lessons from Adaptation Pilots in the Rainfed Regions of India

This report helps policy makers, practitioners and funding agencies identify emerging adaptation good practices and the conditions necessary for scaling up those good practices to achieve adaptation success at scale.

Going in the Right Direction?

Tracking Adaptation Finance at the Subnational Level

This working paper explores local finance structures in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda and Zambia.

It highlights challenges and good practices in channeling funding to communities that are vulnerable to climate change.

Adaptation finance accountability is key to addressing obligations of national governments and international organizations to provide support, but actual funding decisions are often made without involving the populations hit first and worst by climate change, or without understanding how communities are vulnerable.

So who is accountable for making good use of adaptation funds, and who should hold whom accountable?

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