Community-based adaptation

Supporting a community of practice and advancing knowledge on community-based adaptation to climate change, and promoting South-South collaboration

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 empower communities to adapt to climate change, and help share knowledge developed by local communities, academics and project managers so that communities can better cope with climate impacts, notably with an annual conference on community-based adaptation.

Contact: Sam Greene (, senior researcher, Climate Change.

Find out more about IIED's Climate Change research group.