Rainy season arrives at the same time in the lowlands of central Uganda and the country’s eastern highlands. Both regions grow coffee. Yet the climate risks Uganda's coffee farmers face vary considerably depending on where they're located.
Join experts from WRI and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) at this briefing on the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Flagship Report and Year of Action for climate adaptation.
Disasters like Hurricane Dorian are especially devastating on small island nations like those of the Caribbean. To adapt to climate change, the region (with international help) should invest in resilience as well as response.
The demand for green bonds is high, but only 3-5% of the proceeds go to climate resilience. That's in part because there hasn't been a standard for how to evaluate whether a project will increase resilience to climate change — until now.
This paper provides quantitative evidence to help investors better understand and measure the financial impacts from water shortages in the thermal power sector, drawing on data and analysis of Indian companies. It introduces a new methodology to estimate the water shortage-induced impacts to earnings on five Indian thermal power companies from FY 2014-2017. It also uses outputs from climate models to analyze potential future changes to water availability in India, which could increase the risk of water shortages.
Urban adaptation should incorporate climate risks into planning, work with vulnerable communities and focus on nature-based solution.
Monsoons have been stronger in northern India in recent years. Residents of one city are embracing a low-tech solution to control flooding: conserving farmland.
At the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, and several governments announced financial commitments of $790 million and assistance to enhance resilience of over 300 million small-scale food producers in the face of mounting climate impacts.
This guidance helps countries structure how to enhance their national climate plans under the Paris Agreement.
Coffee farmers face a double threat from climate change and dropping prices. But a group of Costa Rican farmers are finding solutions and transforming their corner of the industry.
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.