The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) is an alliance of five development partners: Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children, World Vision International and Care International. It was established in 2009 with the aim of understanding how development interventions can contribute to adaptive capacity at the community and household level, and to inform the design and implementation of development planning by governments and non-governmental development partners to support adaptive capacity for climate change and other development pressures.
The Adaptation Partnership, co-chaired by the United States, Spain, and Costa Rica, seeks to encourage effective adaptation by catalyzing action and fostering communication among the various institutions and actors engaged in the effort to scale up adaptation and resilient development around the world.
The report aims to improve understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities and cultures and their associated ecosystems; to identify further research required to reduce the risks of climate change; and to develop appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, particularly in areas with high risk of socio-cultural impacts. Through this report, IUCN offers some elements that will facilitate integration of socio-cultural considerations in programmes and actions to address climate change impacts.
Climate change will have several impacts on the environment which in turn can impact on forced migration and conflict. Gradual environmental degradation and slow-onset disasters such as drought are likely to increase due to climate change. Most vulnerable are developing countries where large sections of the population live directly from agriculture and many of these from subsistence farming. Importantly, adaptation, involving for example different land-use techniques and livelihood diversification, would lessen the need to migrate.
This report is the outcome of collaborative research between the World Trade Organization Secretariat and UNEP. It reviews how trade and climate change policies interact and how they can be mutually supportive. The aim is to promote greater understanding of this interaction and to assist policy-makers in this complex policy area.
This report is part of a series commissioned by Oxfam national country programmes to explore and highlight the links between climate change and poverty, and between climate change adaptation and development. At a community level, poor communities are worst affected by, and least able to cope, with climate change impacts. The report recommends that the foundation of any initiative to address climate change hinges on communities being aware of the issues, owning the process of adaptation and having the capacity to undertake and maintain adaptation.
United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 4
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the fourth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the technical assistance to countries at the national, sub-national and community-level.
United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 6
The bulletin provides the latest information on UNDP's support to countries on Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, policy and mainstreaming work, and noteworthy announcements.
United Nations Development Programme & Climate Change Adaptation - A Quarterly Update of Activities - Issue 2
The bulletin provides the latest information on UNDP's support to countries on Climate Change Adaptation at the national, sub-national and community-level. It includes updates on a range of topics including the status of ongoing projects, new project approvals, performance indicators, project impacts and results, policy and mainstreaming work, and noteworthy announcements
The Report showcases the UNDP-GEF adaptation portfolio, focusing on both the principles underlying the UNDP-GEF approach to adaptation programming and the key processes involved in removing barriers to successful adaptation measures. The report highlights emerging achievements of UNDP-GEF initiatives around the world and explores the future of low-emission climate-resilient development.