Bamboo isn't native to Malawi, but it could help the country adapt to mosquito outbreaks and other climate change impacts.
The Global Commission on Adaptation seeks to accelerate adaptation action and increase political support for building climate resilience.
Cities in Brazil, India and Indonesia are using the new Urban Community Resilience Assessment tool to prepare for a warmer world.
Communities in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre are particularly vulnerable to flooding and other climate risks. A new tool helps them find ways to adapt that also benefit the poorest members of society.
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.
As the G20 agenda shows, economic policy is environmental policy. The G20 could advance adaptation, climate policy and sustainable food—here's what to watch.
An unprecedented gathering of global leaders today launched the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyze a global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
To manage intensifying climate impacts, we must transform the way we adapt to such changes. Transformative adaptation in agriculture—that is, broad, fundamental, systemic changes in food production—can enhance global food security and reduce the risk of crises and conflict.
While many countries have made climate adaptation commitments, few have actually turned them into action. New WRI research details strategies to bridge the implementation gap.
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.
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.
The Global Commission on Adaptation will introduce more than 10 convening countries and more than 14 global Commissioners, representing all regions of the globe and all sectors of development and industry.
Launch event and opening ceremony of the Global Commission on Adaptation, which will catalyze a new global movement to bring scale and speed to climate adaptation solutions.
There is now widespread recognition that the poorest are at the frontline of climate change impacts.
As climate change impacts intensify, many countries will need to undertake long-term, systemic transformative adaptation actions – and will require finance to support such significant changes. But what exactly does this look like, and when are such approaches needed? Leading resilience experts explain.
Catalyzing the fundamental, systemic shifts needed to build resilience in a changing climate