This working paper examines the existing literature on locally led adaptation, looking at efforts that have optimized finance through direct and consistent collaboration with local actors and identifying initiatives that embody locally led principles rather than traditional stakeholder consultation or participation. In line with the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Year of Action, the authors sought to identify specific projects and designs that aim to catalyze accelerated action and support for locally led adaptation.
This paper highlights key findings from over 50 listening sessions held with farmers, herders, fishers, NGOs and CSOs, and the private sector, meant to inform the CGIAR's Two Degree Initiative, a flagship effort to transform the global food system for a climate-smart future.
This paper discusses the three renewable energy procurement options available to commercial and industrial customers in Colombia: on-site turnkey purchases; on-site third-party power purchase agreements or leases; and off-site third-party power purchase agreements.
This paper describes new methods for estimating the area of forest replaced by commodity production, and presents results for seven key commodities from 2001 to 2015.
The Tool aims to inform bus operators and city officials of the costs, emissions, and social benefits associated with bus fleets using different fuel types. The Tool’s outputs can help bus operators make the most cost-efficient decisions when making a clean bus upgrade, allow transit agencies to validate information provided by bus operators, and inform city officials of the social benefits of a low-carbon transit fleet.
This practice note examines how climate change is threatening coffee-growing regions in Costa Rica, specifically the Coto Brus region.
Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
This paper analyzes the three sovereign parametric disaster risk insurance pools serving developing countries: CCRIF SPC, the African Risk Capacity, and the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company. It provides detailed recommendations for each of the pools and their stakeholders and broader recommendations to improve the availability of disaster risk finance for developing countries.