As countries emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic over the coming year, world leaders will face a defining moment. By investing in disaster preparedness, they can set humanity on a safer course for the next decade and beyond.
The Global Commission on Adaptation calls on world leaders to incorporate climate resilience into economic recovery packages.
Worldwide, cities are struggling to plan and finance climate-appropriate infrastructure. Inter-department collaboration and nature-based solutions could be the key to addressing both issues simultaneously.
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.
The ocean is often thought of as a victim, but building a sustainable ocean economy could allow for the ocean to become a solution. The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, which involves 14 world leaders, is working to achieve this new vision for the ocean.
The European Union's $826 billion plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis includes more than $200 billion for climate friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy technology, low-carbon vehicles and sustainable land use.
Nature-based solutions provide economic, climate and community benefits, yet many nations are not realizing their full potential for climate adaptation.
The global ocean is a busy, fragmented place that contributes $1.5 trillion in added economic value. Business as usual will not deliver the long-term ocean health and wealth we need. What's required is a balance between production and protection, people and ocean and an improved response to the needs of all ocean users.
The COVID-19 pandemic illuminates the need to build back better and create resilience to future crises, including the impacts of climate change.
For cities, adapting to climate change doesn't just mean building more things. Good climate adaptation means including and engaging poor and marginalized communities.
$350,000 to be awarded to transformative urban initiatives tackling the climate crisis and inequality around the world.
Advocates of climate finance in Congress have spent the last three years on the defensive, working to maintain current levels of spending. But a rapid scale up of investment in climate action is urgently needed, and public finance plays a key role.
After Typhoon Ondoy struck an informal settlement in Pasig City, the government wanted to relocate residents up to 60 miles away. Instead, they built their own apartment complex designed to withstand floods and storms.
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.
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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.
African countries face some of the highest water risk in the world, now exacerbated by climate change. But management and investment are often bigger challenges. Tackling them can strengthen economies and build countries' resilience to climate change.
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.