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Climate resilience

We have 14 items tagged with ‘Climate resilience’.
  • the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit logo

    IIED and partner events at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit

    This page summarises the activities of IIED, its researchers and partners around the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in September

    4 September 2019 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Communities living in low-lying areas of Bangladesh are currently adapting incrementally to rising sea levels - but transformational adaptation will eventually be necessarily (Photo: Aurélien Paulus, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Author Q&A: Resilience – the science of adaptation to climate change

    Saleemul Huq discusses a new book exploring the term ‘resilience’ – one of today’s hottest buzzwords in climate and development. The book includes a chapter he has co-authored with researchers Yousuf Mahid and Nadine Suliman from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development

    28 March 2019 | Article | Climate change
  • The people of southern Bangladesh are resilient and good at adapting to change: the most common vehicle in the city of Mongla is an electric rickshaw powered by a 12volt battery (Photo: Andrew Norton/IIED)

    Snapshots of a changing world – climate change impacts in Bangladesh

    On a recent visit to Bangladesh, IIED director Andrew Norton saw first-hand the impacts of climate change and efforts to build resilience

    1 February 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • 2017: pastoralists in Isiolo county in Kenya are digging for water in dried-up river beds. Agricultural insurance schemes can help pastoralists and farmers be more resilient to climate shocks (Photo: Denis Onyodi/KRCS)

    Insuring against climate risk in Kenya

    Vincent Mutie Nzau from the National Treasury of Kenya highlights how innovative approaches to disaster risk finance can help communities manage climate uncertainty

    6 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group inspect a decentralised wastewater treatment system which enables the recycling and reuse of water, helping mitigate the increased risks from climate uncertainties on water availability (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    Using social learning to address climate uncertainties

    Uncertainty about the speed and impacts of climate change makes it difficult to design and implement policies that are resilient to long-term climate shocks and stresses. Institutional processes based on social learning offer a flexible approach that can help to address uncertainty and complexity, and enable effective climate responses

    20 April 2017 | Project | Climate change
  • Learning route participants interact with local communities in Isiolo, Kenya (Photo: Timothy Mwaura/CGIAR)

    Seven ways to build resilient local economies in fragile contexts

    Approaches developed in Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania offer insights for building resilience in areas facing risks of climate change, disasters and conflict

    24 August 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • An image of a man faking injury being treated by a Bangladesh firefighter as part of a training exercise on collaborative search and rescue operations, helping the city to respond more effectively to disasters (Photo: Oregon National Guard, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: Making the SDG agenda work for LDCs

    Farah Kabir discusses how the Least Developed Countries have been driving their own sustainable development, and outlines what's needed for these vulnerable countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    25 May 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • The Asian Development Bank is helping herders in Mongolia combat the consequences of climate change by training them to cultivate fodder or animal feed that is more resilient towards extreme weather changes, using plants that are adapted to the area (Photo: Asian Development Bank, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Finance for inclusive investment in climate resilient development

    Inclusive investment that allows the poorest to invest in climate-resilient development requires practical solutions, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda points the way, says Nanki Kaur

    3 August 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A USAID programme training workers to install solar panels at health clinics in Rwanda. Rwanda is an early adopter of low-carbon climate resilient development (Photo: Walt Ratterman, Sunepi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The political economy of financing climate resilient development

    IIED is undertaking a three-year research programme to understand the policy linkages between the two themes of climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. This research focuses on countries that are investing in what has been termed 'low-carbon climate resilient development' (LCRD) – policies and strategies that address the challenges posed by climate change in an integrated response.

    10 July 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Women harvesting brinjal near the Indian city of Gorakhpur. Peri-urban agriculture helps to ensure local food supplies, especially of fruit and vegetables (Photo: Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group)

    Farming on the city's periphery to enhance resilience

    Farming land on the edge of the Gorakhpur, India, can help boost the city's flood defences, support livelihoods and reduce migration, finds guest blogger Nivedita Mani

    9 June 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • "This workshop aimed to generate a shared learning on how climate financing for low-carbon climate resilient development can better reach the people who need it most" said Neha Rai about the event to discuss accessing climate funds for low-carbon resilience development projects (Photo: Neha Rai/IIED)

    Reaching those that need it most: learnings for climate finance programmes

    Representatives from Nepal, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia, including government stakeholders' researchers, civil society groups and multilateral bodies, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), this week discussed how climate finance can better reach the people who need it most – the poorest in society

    2 April 2015 | News | Climate change
  • Tanzania: participatory training events for small-scale farmers can introduce the concept of climate change and help farmers identify which crops could work well in their area (Photo: Cecilia Schubert/CCAFS)

    From knowledge to action – how top down training is driving bottom-up resilience in Tanzania

    Supporting government engagement with communities in Tanzania has identified three key ways in which the government can improve climate resilient planning

    9 March 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Prolonged flooding in Vietnam in 2011 left thousands homeless and exposed to health risks. The research projects will focus on building resilience to climate change (Photo: EU/ECHO)

    Ten projects receive funding for research into climate change resilience

    Ten organisations have been selected to receive IIED funding for research into helping Asian cities adapt to climate change

    3 October 2014 | News | Climate change
  • The island state of Tuvalu is profoundly threatened by climate change. Tuvalu’s Prime Minister announced plans to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020. He was one of several LDC leaders to announce climate action.  (Photo: Tomoaki Inaba)

    Bold climate pledges from the Least Developed Countries

    The Gambia's Special Climate Envoy, Pa Osman Jarju, reflects on the Least Developed Countries (LDC) leadership at the UN Climate Summit

    28 September 2014 | Blog | Climate change
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