One new finding from the Global Commission on Adaptation: Investing $1.8 trillion globally in adaptation from 2020 to 2030 could generate $7.1 trillion in total net benefits.
The Global Commission on Adaptation released its flagship report as the Commissioners called on world leaders to accelerate climate adaptation.
Global Commission on Adaptation report finds that investing $1.8 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 in five areas could yield $7.1 trillion in net benefits.
Join WRI and the World Bank for the launch of Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, the flagship report from the Global Commission on Adaptation.
During a press call on Monday, September 9, representatives from the Global Commission on Adaptation will share insights and recommendations from a major new report on climate adaptation that is being released in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit.
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.
Herders in northern Kenya have raised cattle for generations, but their way of life is threatened by climate change. To adapt to rising temperatures and less predictable rain, those who can are turning to the more resilient camel. It's just one example of the kind of "transformative adaptation" that will be increasingly necessary in communities around the world.
As developing countries increasingly experience the impacts of climate change, ensuring that they have efficient access to adaptation funding is ever more urgent.
Monitoring and evaluation of local adaptation grants presents significant challenges. In a new report, WRI researchers lay out some practical steps to ensuring that limited funds catalyze effective action.
Measuring the impact of local adaptation programs is challenging, especially when decision-makers integrate climate resilience across broader sustainable development initiatives. New research from WRI examines these challenges – from balancing country-specific and portfolio-wide adaptation assessment needs to integrating resilience elements into existing development monitoring and evaluation systems – and offers methodological solutions that adaptation practitioners around the world can implement.
Strengthening the resilience of sustainable development in a warming world
Disenfranchised communities feel the effects of climate change first and hardest. They're also oftentimes the most innovative in adapting to these impacts.
This paper focuses on transformative approaches to climate change adaptation in livestock production. It synthesizes the state of adapting key components of livestock systems, key challenges for adaptation, planning questions, and recommendations for transformative adaptation.
The people of Fiji, one of the countries most threatened by climate change, are taking adaptation and resilience into their own hands. Vulnerable neighborhoods in Lautoka City are building infrastructure to withstand stronger storms, and nurturing coastal ecosystems to defend against sea level rise.
This paper describes how sectoral departments in two Indian states have sought to manage climate risks and incorporate adaptation into their sector plans, budgets, and programs, as well as why this was necessary, what it looked like, and how this mainstreaming of adaptation was possible.
This report explores how integrating nature into built, gray infrastructure systems can help provide services like food, flood protection, and clean water. These green solutions can open new opportunities for financing, and boost resilience to climate change.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Studies published in February 2019 reveal the first mammal extinction caused by climate change, shifting bird migrations, disintegrating clouds and more.
As climate impacts like drought and extreme rain hit parts of Africa, entrepreneurs are finding ways to climate-proof their land and agricultural businesses. Two companies at the recent Land Accelerator in Nairobi explain what adaptation measures they are taking.
Ban Ki-moon, Kristalina Georgieva and Bill Gates met with global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos today to discuss practical solutions to respond to the growing consequences of climate change.
From sustainable fashion to "micromobility," seven stories playing out in 2019 will influence the future of environment and international development.