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Rice production in Vietnam affects the food security of many – all over the world. Photo: Unsplash / Siamak Djamei
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Watch the adaptation blind spot

We know Asia’s least developed countries are highly vulnerable to the direct impacts of climate change, but they also face threats from indirect impacts, which are only now starting to be grasped.

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ProSus #3: Building resilience in southern African cities

The third issue of START’s ProSus Magazine features reflections, research and stories from the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) program.

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Aftermath of Yolanda in Tacloban, Philippines
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Careless Development Models in Yolanda's Wake

Six years after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated Tacloban city in the Philippines the struggle for recovery continues. A call for transformation in the current development and recovery model. 

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Specialist Session: Experience the Environment
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Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

An ecosystem simulation game and a scavenger hunt to explain ecosystem services ending with a game to emphasise the role a well-managed environment plays in climate change adaptation.

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Y-Adapt Youth-led Action Phase!
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Y-Adapt Youth-Led Action Phase!

A 6 week period for youth to implement their Y-Adapt adaptation action plan in their community.  They keep a weekly photo-caption diary to track their progress.

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African Climate Risks Conference 2019
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African Climate Risks Conference 2019 - Conference Report

Future Climate for Africaorganised the first African Climate Risks Conferenceon 7-9 October, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This report provides an overview of discussions during the conference.

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C3D+
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C3D+ Project Profile Page

A summary of the C3D+ project, which strengthened capacities of Non-Annex I countries and institutions to address climate change through nationally appropriate measures and planning strategies.

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map showing study sites located in the Chiquitano Model Forest (CMF)
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Adaptation for future water security in forest landscapes

This paper aimed to identify conditions that can facilitate local adaptation planning for future water security, accounting for the socio-institutional context.

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Climate risk management
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Climate Risk Management Framework for India

The CRM framework sets out a structured process to assess climate risks and develop various risk management measures at both national and state level. 

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EcoAdapt
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The EcoAdapt Project

The EcoAdapt project assisted South American communities in developing their ecosystem-based adaptation strategies.

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Mangroves
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Ecosystem-based Adaption Tools Navigator

UNEP-WCMC, IIED, IUCN and GIZ unveil a Navigator that catalogues ecosystem-based adaptation tools for planning and decision-making.

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PICSA Approach
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The PICSA Approach

Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) is a collaborative project aimed to support farmers with locally relevant weather and climate information.

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global connections
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Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker

This paper proposes to measure adaptation progress directly at the global level through the development of new indicators and using new technologies - the Global Adaptation Progress Tracker.

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Fishermen on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Photo: Adis Dzebo / SEI
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A framework for mobilizing private finance and tracking the delivery of adaptation benefits

This paper presents a conceptual framework that allows users to assess a country’s practices for mobilizing private sector finance for adaptation.

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Rural Nepal
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Seeing beyond climate impacts in rural Nepal

This paper considers a reframing of adaptation research towards the dynamics of household reproduction and changing rural political economies in order to reveal the challenges rural populations face.

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Adaptation portfolio
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Finance for the adaptation of ecosystems to climate change

This paper is interested in how much adaptation practitioners and funders focus on how other species adapt to climate change.

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Borderless climate risks side event at COP23
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Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Can borderless climate risks be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation?

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Senegal depends heavily on rice imports
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Adaptation without borders? Preparing for indirect climate change impacts

A SEI project produced resources that highlight the need to look beyond national boundaries in adaptation planning, and explain how policy-makers can start identifying indirect climate risks.

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Climate adaptation must be reframed from a local issue to a global responsibility

This brief provides several recommendations on how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) could encourage better accounting of transboundary climate risk.

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Haitian citizens crowding on a ship
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Inescapably intertwined: the reality of globalisation and borderless climate risks

Climate adaptation efforts are unlikely to succeed if done in geographic isolation. The Transnational Climate Impacts Index examines country exposure to climate change from an international view.

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Woman in Africa carrying baby
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Why gender matters in climate adaptation

Climate change does not affect all people equally.  For adaptation to succeed, the social drivers of vulnerability have to be tackled head on.

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Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani is Northern Thailand, September 2019
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2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report shows a region at risk and running out of time

The 2019 Asia-Pacific Disaster Report reveals an alarming new “riskscape” for the region. Members of the ICoE reflect on the findings of the report.

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financing transboundary water investments
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Financing transboundary water investments

Published following the launch of the Blue Peace Index at World Water Week 2019, this thought piece considers the financing aspects of transboundary water resource management.

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Transboundary climate risks
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Transboundary Climate Risks

The Wilton Park dialogue was convened with the recognition that climate change adaptation continues to be framed and addressed primarily at the local, subnational and national levels.

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