You are here



The Global Commission on Adaptation seeks to accelerate adaptation action and increase political support for building climate resilience.

news item

The Fourth National Climate Assessment report, from the U.S. government’s Global Change Research Program, was just released. The report, prepared with the support and approval of 13 federal agencies, and with input from hundreds of government and non-governmental experts, provides an comprehensive look at how climate change will impact the United States. Read a statement by Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute.


This paper describes enabling factors in the areas of policy frameworks, leadership, coordination mechanisms, information and tools, and supportive financial processes that can help bridge the mainstreaming implementation gap. Real-world examples demonstrate how they can come together to support implementation.

blog post

New research from the world's leading climate scientists finds that annual emissions will need to be roughly half what they are today by 2030 in order to limit temperature rise to 1.5˚C. Exceeding this level of warming will bring climate impacts so catastrophic the world will be unrecognizable.


This paper discusses a framework for transformative adaptation in the agricultural sector, that is, broad, fundamental and systemic changes in food production systems in response to climate change. The paper describes how adaptation planners, funders, policymakers and researchers can incorporate transformative adaptation perspectives into their work on agriculture.


Join leading resilience experts to brainstorm about the drivers of success, key enabling conditions, and solutions to these challenges, which include longer time horizons, greater uncertainly, and reluctance to acknowledge the implications of the looming severity of climate impacts in some regions.


Catalyzing the fundamental, systemic shifts needed to build resilience in a changing climate


Stay Connected