Community-based adaptation to climate change

Poor and vulnerable people are particularly affected by climate change impacts, such as floods, droughts and other extreme weather events. For decades, IIED has worked to help share knowledge developed by local communities, academics and project managers so that communities can better cope with climate change.

Men form a human chain to carry mud up to the embarkment. They are trying to build a new and stronger flood barrier after Cyclone Aila destroyed the old one.

IIED’s work in this area can broadly be broken down into two (often overlapping) areas: