Como muchas regiónes cafetaleras, Costa Rica ya enfrenta los impactos del cambio climático. Pero los agricultores de la región de Coto Brus están encontrando formas de adaptarse.
Like many coffee-growing regions, Costa Rica is already dealing with the impacts of climate change. But farmers in the Coto Brus region are finding ways to adapt.
This practice note examines how climate change is threatening coffee-growing regions in Costa Rica, specifically the Coto Brus region.
In India, as in many countries where agriculture is key, farmers face serious challenges from climate change. Small changes won’t do. These farmers need new options, information and technology to help them transform how they farm to survive in a changing climate.
Climate change is already affecting crop production, and in some cases is undermining the viability of current crop systems. The paper explains why transformative adaptation is needed in cropping systems, how seeds systems play a key role in these systemic shifts, and what changes are needed in crop research and development to enable climate-resilient transformations.
As climate change increasingly affects agriculture around the world, reliable, timely, and targeted information about weather and climate conditions is becoming an ever more urgent requirement for adaptation decision-making. This paper considers how transformative adaptation – long-term, systemic change to fundamental aspects of systems in response to or anticipation of severe climate change impacts - could be accelerated by enhancing climate services and how they are applied.
Building sustainable, adaptive, resilient urban water systems
As cities recover from COVID-19, smart investments and policies on resilience can create a triple dividend: helping cities boost their economies; improving equity; and preparing communities for inevitable climate and health threats.
Tracking climate finance can help Fiji and other countries better meet their climate change goals.
Bangladesh, Colombia and the Philippines show how countries can start adapting to climate change now.
New research from WRI evaluates the experiences of five counties in Kenya that are mainstreaming adaptation and offers three key lessons for practitioners struggling to implement resilient, sustainable development at the local level.
Integrating adaptation across sustainable development initiatives can spur resilient growth, safeguard development gains from climate change impacts and help decision-makers avoid investments that unintentionally increase vulnerability. New research from WRI shines a spotlight on how two counties in Kenya are using innovative, local-level climate funds to move from mainstreaming adaptation planning to action.
Through sector-by-sector evaluation of key trends and drivers, a new report from America's Pledge finds that, despite the unprecedented public health and economic crisis, bottom-up climate action is proving resilient.
A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The consortium, a Global Commission on Adaptation initiative, will partner with an initial cohort of 15 universities from 18 time zones to implement urban resilience projects in cities.
A new report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on climate-related financial and market risks calls for a carbon price and climate stress testing, along with other recommendations.
This paper examines case studies from three regions— Bangladesh, Malabon City (Philippines) and Cartegana (Colombia) —that are making progress on integrating climate adaptation into planning and implementing on-the-ground actions to build coastal resilience. The enabling factors and challenges shared by these locations can serve as models and inspiration to policy makers and other stakeholders in other countries that are grappling with similar issues as they work to narrow the “implementation gap” between planning and action.
The world is already facing a hunger crisis, and climate change is putting the global food system under further risk. Research and development (R&D) for climate-resilient crops and agricultural practices would have significant long-term impacts in helping smallholder farmers and bolstering food security.
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.