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Drawing on the recent report, The Adaptation Principles, a group of experts from around the world will look at the underlying principles needed to help countries adapt and be resilient to the risks they face. Join us for a virtual discussion on December 1, 2020, co-hosted by the World Bank and World Resources Institute.

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Over the past decade, climate information services and advisories have allowed farmers to adopt climate-smart practices to better plan for and manage risks, build resilience, and improve their lives and livelihoods. To reach an additional 100 million smallholders by 2030, the Global Commission has supported the development of an Investment Blueprint for Climate Informed Digital Advisory Services. This webinar will highlight key learnings and recommendations from work done by those engaged in developing the Investment Blueprint.

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This paper highlights how civil society organizations can play critical roles in establishing transparent and accountable climate finance systems that put communities at the center of decision-making. It draws from the Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative’s experiences in Ethiopia and Uganda as well as lessons learned from similar efforts in Bangladesh, Kenya, and the Philippines. It offers valuable information to help civil society organizations build their engagement and capacity on climate adaptation finance.

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Learn about the latest research and practice from Cities4Forests, an initiative led by more than 60 cities around the world, to better conserve, manage, and restore forests and other natural infrastructure.

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Climate change is already affecting crop production, and in some cases is undermining the viability of current crop systems. The paper explains why transformative adaptation is needed in cropping systems, how seeds systems play a key role in these systemic shifts, and what changes are needed in crop research and development to enable climate-resilient transformations.

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As climate change increasingly affects agriculture around the world, reliable, timely, and targeted information about weather and climate conditions is becoming an ever more urgent requirement for adaptation decision-making. This paper considers how transformative adaptation – long-term, systemic change to fundamental aspects of systems in response to or anticipation of severe climate change impacts - could be accelerated by enhancing climate services and how they are applied.

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The high-level session will draw on experiences of countries on the front lines of the climate crisis and engage the international community in a forward-looking, action-oriented discussion. The session will explore existing climate-induced risks and challenges faced by the world’s most vulnerable and identify solutions and opportunities for climate-resilient development that can be scaled and sustained.

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This virtual event will highlight the latest research and practice from Cities4Forests, an initiative led by more than 60 cities around the world, to better conserve, manage, and restore forests and other natural infrastructure. The event will showcase city leadership from Medellín, Colombia which has implemented an award-winning Green Corridors program.

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Integrating adaptation across sustainable development initiatives can spur resilient growth, safeguard development gains from climate change impacts and help decision-makers avoid investments that unintentionally increase vulnerability. New research from WRI shines a spotlight on how two counties in Kenya are using innovative, local-level climate funds to move from mainstreaming adaptation planning to action.

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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.

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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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Effective climate change adaptation is inherently local, yet local leaders and communities are often ignored in developing climate adaptation strategies. Having local actors lead these strategies would not only make them more effective, but also provide a variety of benefits that address local issues and systemic causes of vulnerability.

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