Bangladesh, Colombia and the Philippines show how countries can start adapting to climate change now.
A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The consortium, a Global Commission on Adaptation initiative, will partner with an initial cohort of 15 universities from 18 time zones to implement urban resilience projects in cities.
This paper examines case studies from three regions— Bangladesh, Malabon City (Philippines) and Cartegana (Colombia) —that are making progress on integrating climate adaptation into planning and implementing on-the-ground actions to build coastal resilience. The enabling factors and challenges shared by these locations can serve as models and inspiration to policy makers and other stakeholders in other countries that are grappling with similar issues as they work to narrow the “implementation gap” between planning and action.
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How can national policies support communities to adapt to climate change?
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