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.
India will face considerable and varied climate change impacts in the coming decades. The country has a large population with high poverty and low adaptive capacity, heavy dependence on climate-sensitive sectors, and is likely to face negative climate change impacts. These factors make...
Traditional infrastructure systems worldwide rely on built solutions to support the smooth and safe functioning of societies. in the face of multiplying environmental threats, this approach alone can no longer provide the climate resiliency and level of services required in the 21st century....
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.
Residents in Surat, India are dealing with frequent flooding, heavy monsoon rains and extreme heat. But they’re also learning to adapt to these extremes.
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.
Implementing the Urban Community Resilience Assessment in Vulnerable Neighborhoods of Three Cities
Climate change affects poor and marginalized communities first and hardest. Particularly in cities, a lack of access to basic services, a long history of unsustainable urban development, and political exclusion render the urban poor one of the most vulnerable groups to climate induced natural...
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.