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Community-Based Adaptation (CBA)

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  • More than 250 participants shared their experiences and examples of good practice at CBA12 (Photo: Teresa Corcoran/IIED)

    How can insights from CBA12 inform global discussions on the SDGs and resilience?

    Delegates to this week's UN High Level Political Forum on sustainable development will be considering the subject of resilience. Clare Shakya highlights some of the insights from CBA12 in Malawi that are relevant

    16 July 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • ICCCAD's logo

    The International Centre for Climate Change and Development

    Building long term capacity for adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh and across the Global South

    2 July 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Market place sessions allow participants to share project experiences (Photo: Teresa Corcoran/IIED)

    CBA12: Daily updates

    CBA12 took place in Lilongwe, Malawi from 11-14 June. Adaptation practitioners, researchers, policy makers and investors met to discuss how to promote local action on climate change. This page brings you daily updates from the event.

    11 June 2018 | Feature | Climate change
  • A woman farmer in Malawi, surrounded by maize, examines her crop

    CBA12: Local experience driving climate action

    Malawi will host this year's CBA event from 11-14 June 2018. Experts in locally-driven climate action will share innovation, skills and knowledge on how to get climate finance behind what works.

    11 June 2018 | Feature | Climate change
  • The Twitter chat will use the hashtag #CBA12

    CBA12 Twitter chat

    Join IIED and Practical Action for a Twitter chat on 1 June 2018 to discuss how to scale up local climate action.

    25 May 2018 | News | Climate change
  • Enhancing resilience through adaptation: Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction committee members undertake flood prevention work  in Ethiopia (Photo: USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    CBA12 Day 3: How can we drive investment to locally-driven adaptation?

    Day 3 of CBA12 will focus on investing in locally-driven adaptation. In this Q&A, IIED’s Nanki Kaur discusses the challenges and opportunities around this new field of investment and tells us more about the day’s sessions when hopefuls working with local communities will pitch real-life proposals to investors in a ‘dragons den’.

    22 May 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • The home page of the AdaptaClima web platform

    Sharing knowledge on climate change adaptation in Brazil

    The AdaptaClima online knowledge platform supports effective adaptation to climate change in Brazil by allowing users to share information and tools online. 

    14 May 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • The front cover of the Tiempo bulletin, issue no. 69

    Tiempo

    Tiempo was a printed bulletin published quarterly by IIED and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

    14 May 2018 | Project | Climate change
  • Policymakers in Kenya meet with researchers and smallholder farmers to learn about locally appropriate solutions to climate change (Photo: Timothy Mwaura, CIGAR)

    Devolved climate finance approach forges new ways of working between citizens and state

    Devolved climate finance programmes incorporate local knowledge and community priorities into decisions about how climate finance is planned and budgeted. At CBA12, practitioners will discuss the different components of these programmes, exploring the environment when they are most effective and why, and sharing experiences from several contexts

    9 May 2018 | Blog | Climate change
  • Agriculture is the mainstay of Malawi’s economy and climate change is expected to impact crop yields and food security (Photo:   Martijn.Munneke, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: What’s new about this year’s CBA event?

    4 May 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA12 11-14 June 2018 Lilongwe, Malawi

    CBA12 Programme: innovative, engaging and productive

    CBA12 will bring together practitioners, advocates, investment specialists and government to share experience and new ideas for locally-driven climate action.

    1 May 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation'

    Book summary: Financial Inclusion for Poverty Alleviation – Issues and Case Studies for Sustainable Development

    Essam Yassin Mohammed, of IIED, and Zenebe Bashaw Uraguchi, co-edit 'the book Financial Inclusion for Poverty Alleviation: Issues and Case Studies for Sustainable Development'

    21 February 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • Cover image of  Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation

    Book summary: Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community Based Adaptation

    IIED's Saleemul Huq contributes to a chapter in a new book, 'Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation', published by the African Centre for Technology Studies and partners. 

    12 February 2018 | Article | Climate change
  • A woman displays a tray of bean seeds. Researchers have introduced 15 new varieties of beans in north-western Uganda to help farmers cope with extreme conditions. Delegates to CBA11 will consider how to deliver effective local climate action (Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Building our shared learning on climate action in Kampala

    At the upcoming community-based adaptation conference in Kampala, our vibrant and growing community of practice will reflect on today's geopolitics around climate and development, and consider how we can be more influential in driving action on adaptation and resilience in the post-Paris world

    20 June 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • The Sundarbans mangrove forest (dark green on the image) is a fragile ecosystem threatened by rising levels of salinity (Photo: European Space Agency)

    Making ecosystems resilient through Bangladesh's Delta Plan

    Ahead of CBA11 this month, a government policy planner in Bangladesh makes the case for integrating ecosystems-based adaptation in the country's main long-term geospatial plan

    12 June 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The rare Shoebill stork stands over a metre tall and lives in the Mabamba wetland system along Uganda's Lake Victoria. Engaging local communities in tourism has helped to protect the local ecosystem (Photo: Brendan Ryan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    CBA field visits: deadline approaches to see community-based adaptation in action

    As two new videos highlight the value of seeing community-based adaptation in action on the ground, register by 31 May to join this year's field visits at an international conference in Uganda

    9 May 2017 | News | Climate change
  • "A masterpiece of the world's intangible heritage", bark cloth is processed to be used in fashion, accessories, house wares, interior design, and other forms of art (Photo: David Nkwanga)

    Field visits to highlight community-based adaptation in Uganda

    Participants at CBA11 will have chance to see first-hand how communities in Uganda are adapting to the impacts of climate change. David Nkwanga highlights some of the types of schemes that will be on show

    25 April 2017 | Blog | Climate change
  • A farmer waters her tree nursery in Hoima, Uganda. CBA11 will focus on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for climate change adaptation (Photo J. Recha, CCAFS/CGIAR, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Registrations open for CBA11

    Delegates can now book their tickets for the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11)

    26 February 2017 | News | Climate change
  • The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11) focused on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation

    26 January 2017 | Feature | Climate change
  • The logo for CBA11 (Image: IIED)

    CBA11 scheduled for Kampala in June 2017

    The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) will focus on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation

    3 November 2016 | News | Climate change
  • An image showing a group photo of CBA10 field trip group posing for a photo on a rooftop at the end of a long day during which the delegates made visits to four separate projects in Dhaka where communities are adapting to climate change (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA10 field trips: adaptation in practice

    The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation offered field trips to see how people in urban environments are taking practical steps to deal with the impacts of climate change. IIED's Matt Wright reports

    27 April 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • An image showing local people building a house in a slum in Bolivia, where Shack Dwellers International has worked with authorities. Many Latin American cities are leading the way in working with community organisations (Photo: Shack Dwellers International, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Is community-based adaptation suited to cities?

    In the week of the urban-themed 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation, we ask what is needed for this approach to succeed in urban spaces

    26 April 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • An image showing Salma, a member of a Eco-Friendly Child Club in Dhaka, pointing to paintings on the wall showing images of climate change. The children helped pressure authorities to clean a nearby canal (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA10: event information

    Everything you need to know about the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation: what, where, when and why

    24 April 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA10 side events

    CBA10 will feature a range of side events alongside the main conference on community-based adaptation

    18 April 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Conference organiser Saleemul Huq receives the "Burtoni" award: from left to right: Ian Burton (IPCC lead author), Roger Jones (CSIRO), Atiq Rahman (BCAS), Saleemul Huq (IIED) and Richard Klein (SEI) (Photo: IISD)

    2nd International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA2)

    Leading climate experts discuss climate change and adaptation at a major conference in Dhaka

    14 April 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Women doing maintenance work on a fish sanctuary in Bangladesh (Photo: Paul Thompson/Challenge Program on Water and Food, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    1st International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA1)

    In January 2005, IIED and partners organised the first major conference on community-based adaptation (CBA) in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    7 April 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • A camera focuses on events at CBA9, in Kenya. International audiences will be able to follow CBA10 from afar through a range of online channels (Image: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Are you coming to CBA10?

    There are just days until the deadline to register for the 10th international conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10) to climate change. But if you can’t be there, you don’t need to miss out

    7 April 2016 | News | Climate change
  • Bangladesh: schoolchildren attend lessons at a school located on a boat (Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS)

    Ten lessons on community-based adaptation

    Ahead of the 10th conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10), to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh this year, Saleemul Huq highlights some of the lessons learned from organising these events

    16 March 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The urban poor in Bangladesh are already coping with environmental hazards by adapting housing to reduce flooding, rain and heat impacts (Photo: University College London, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    CBA10: hotel, travel and exhibition information

    Travel, accommodation, visa and exhibition information for the 10th international conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10) in Bangladesh

    10 February 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Salaton Ole Ntutu, a Maasai cultural leader, and Stephen Ole Kisotu, of the Medungi project, address delegates at CBA9 in April 2015 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Save the date! 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)

    IIED is pleased to announce the dates for the 10th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9), which will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 22-28 April, 2016

    30 September 2015 | News | Climate change
  • Participants of the CBA9 conference in Kenya in 2015 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Global Initiative on Community-Based Adaptation (GICBA)

    The Global Initiative on Community-Based Adaptation (GICBA) initiative was launched by IIED in 2010 to allow collaboration between organisations and individuals working on community-based adaptation to climate change

    6 August 2015 | Project | Climate change
  • Map shows where the EbA Evidence and Policy project is being undertaken

    Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation

    Ecosystem management and restoration can be a very important part of climate change adaptation, and communities can play a central role in the process, but the evidence base needs strengthening. IIED and partners are working in 12 countries to promote effective EbA and sustainable development.

    15 July 2015 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Standing alongside IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, Evah Wanjiru reads her poem 'Shadows in the child's memories' to participants at CBA9 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Shadows in the child's memories

    The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation featured stanzas as well as sessions and statements; rhyme as well as reason. Here, guest poet Evah Wanjiru shares some environmental verse based on her experiences in Kenya

    7 May 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • The CBA9 participants gather for a group photo on the final day of the conference, shortly after the Nairobi Declaration was announced (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day four

    The production of the Nairobi Declaration on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change was the headline news on the fourth and final day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 30 April

    5 May 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA conferences logo

    Community-based adaptation (CBA) conference archive

    Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change focuses on empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action. IIED and its partners have organised a series of international conferences on community-based adaptation to enable practitioners, governments and donors to share latest developments and best practice

    1 May 2015 | Article | 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

    Introduction to 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.

    1 May 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The Nairobi Declaration will be taken to this year's UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP21) by Fatima Mohamed Hussein, on behalf of the Kenyan government, the conference hosts (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)
  • The bow-tie sporting Tom Tanner, of the Overseas Development Institute, introduces a session assessing whether CBA M&E tools have the 'wow' factor (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day three

    Ecosystem-based adaptation was at the top of the agenda on the third day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 29 April

    30 April 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Workers build up the banks of the Teesta River in Bangladesh. Bangladesh already spends six per cent of its annual budget on climate change adaptation (Photo: International Rivers, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Musings from a first timer at a CBA conference

    Bangladesh has become a "poster child" for adaptation work. For people working at a national level, attending CBA9 provides an opportunity to learn and share experiences internationally

    30 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Pablo Saurez, of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, interacts with CBA9 delegates as they learn about how to measure and evaluate climate change (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day two

    There was a focus on learning through game-playing on the second day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 28 April

    29 April 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • The Maasai believe that community-managed slaughterhouses can help fight climate change. Here, effluent is stored in ponds (Photo: Hannah Reid/IIED)

    Slaughterhouse five

    Guest blogger Hannah Reid reports back from a CBA9 field trip where she discovered how a slaughterhouse can help fight climate change

    29 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A Maasai elder educates CBA9 participants on the issues he has as part of a woodlot afforestation project (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change begins in Kenya

    The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA9) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27-30 April, 2015

    28 April 2015 | News | Climate change
  • The panel of high-profile speakers at the start of CBA9 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – day one

    Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for the Government of Kenya, gave the keynote address as the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) got under way in Nairobi on 27 April

    28 April 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA9 starts with opening speeches - but will quickly make way for films and games (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    A community of doers: celebrating the CBA conferences, and looking forward

    As CBA9 delegates convene in Nairobi, Pablo Suarez, associate director at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre reflects on what makes the conference a regular event in his calendar

    28 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • A Maasai farmer watches farmers carry out afforestation (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    How to be heard at CBA9

    IIED's communications team is providing comprehensive coverage from the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9). Kate Wilson outlines why such global exposure is important

    27 April 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Song, dancing & tomatoes were on the agenda when a CBA9 field trip was hosted by the Likia Conservancy Self-Help Group, which showed participants its fish farming and beehives (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    CBA9 highlights – pre-conference field trips

    A round-up of the CBA9 participants' experiences and photographs during a series of field trips to experience at first hand issues related to community-based adaptation to climate change and measuring and enhancing effective adaptation

    26 April 2015 | Article | Climate change
  • Samburu women clean clothes in Isiolo County, Kenya (Photo: IIED)

    Registrations open for the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9)

    The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to announce that registrations are now being taken for the 9th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9), which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 23-30 April, 2015

    24 December 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Samburu women fetch water from a catchment tank in Isiolo County, Kenya (Photo: Peter Cacah)

    CBA9: 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9)

    The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA9) took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-30 April, 2015, hosted by the Government of Kenya

    23 December 2014 | Feature | Climate change
  • A community-built elevated walkway that provides access during flooding in the Phlippines (Photo: David Dodman/IIED)

    Save the date! 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9)

    IIED is pleased to announce the dates for the 9th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 23-30 April, 2015

    2 September 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Abid Lashari, president of the National Disability and Development Forum, Pakistan, is interviewed at CBA8

    Voices of people with disabilities must be heard in climate change adaptation debate

    We need to strengthen the capacity of people with disabilities so they can access the resources needed to adapt to climate change, says the Kathmandu Declaration that was launched last month

    16 May 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq announces the Kathmandu Declaration to delegates at CBA8 in Nepal in April 2014 (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

    Kathmandu Declaration: recommendations for financing communities most vulnerable to climate change

    At the close of the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA8) in April 2014, delegates released a declaration that called for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change

    14 May 2014 | News | Climate change
  • IIED director Camilla Toulmin makes a key speech during the closing ceremony of CBA8

    Toulmin: More power to the people to tackle climate change

    Watch a series of speeches from the opening and closing ceremonies of CBA8, including those by IIED director Camilla Toulmin, the Nepal Prime Minister and Christiana Figueres

    12 May 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq addresses the CBA8 conference (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

    Can voodoo help to resolve climate change?

    What will you bring to the table to address the challenges of climate change? Emilie Parry, a volunteer at CBA8, draws comparisons between her recent experiences in Nepal and her time in Haiti

    9 May 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Delegates at CBA8 in Nepal travel to Kirtipur Village, Nawalparasi District to see the effects of climate change as part of the pre-conference fields trips (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

    Crowd-sourcing ideas to help community-based adaptation finance reach the most vulnerable

    As everyone increasingly experiences changes associated with a warming planet, does a global phenomenon like climate change affect people in the same way?

    1 May 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Participants at CBA8 listen to speakers addressing the latest issues related to financing local adaptation (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

    CBA8 highlights – day four

    A round-up of the highlights of the third day of the CBA8 conference, which was dominated by the launch of the Kathmandu Declaration

    30 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • The Kathmandu Declaration was devised by delegates at the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

    Conference ends with declaration on finance for community-based adaptation to climate change

    Delegates at 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA8) have released a declaration that calls for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change

    30 April 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre's Pablo Suarez leads a game-playing session at CBA8 (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

    CBA8 highlights – day three

    A round-up of the highlights of the third day of the CBA8 conference, which focused on issues such as the role of civil society advocacy in community-based adaptation planning and included a film session

    30 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • Maize crops in Kirtipur Village, Nawalparasi District, Nepal (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

    Investing in adaptation to climate change brings bonus benefits

    Is a problem shared a problem halved? This is the question that sprang to mind this week in Nepal as participants of CBA8 met for the pre-conference field trips

    29 April 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A delegate at CBA8 gives the thumbs up to views expressed during a session (Photo: Stephanie Andrei)

    CBA8 highlights - day two

    A round-up of the highlights of the second day of the CBA8 conference, which focused on issues such as private sector finance and saw game-playing used to inform delegates

    29 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • IIED's 8th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation took place in Nepal, addressing financing local adaptation (Photo: Stephanie Andrei/CBA8)

    CBA8: 8th conference on community-based adaptation to climate change

    Over 400 participants from more than 60 countries attended IIED's 8th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA8) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2014. Hundreds more followed the event and interacted via live web streamed video, comments and social media. The conference shared the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices

    28 April 2014 | Feature | Climate change
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurates CBA8 on the first day of the conference in Kathmandu (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

    CBA8 highlights - day one

    A round-up of the highlights of the first day of the CBA8 conference, which saw Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala inaugurate events in Kathmandu

    26 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA8 participants visited Kritipur village, Nawalparsi district, to learn about irrigation and community forest projects. (Photo: Kate Wilson/IIED)

    CBA8 highlights – pre-conference field trips

    Delegates to the 8th international conference on Community-Based Adaptation undertook field visits to communities and projects around Nepal

    24 April 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, will inaugurate CBA8 on 27 April (Photo: Ilker Ender via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Nepal Prime Minister confirmed for CBA8

    The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has been confirmed as a special guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) on 27 April

    22 April 2014 | News | Climate change
  • The Ewaso Ng'iro River, in Isiolo County's Shaba National Reserve, Kenya where pilot projects to support adaptation 'may not yet be perfect, but have the right idea'. (Photo: Ninara via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Why community 'based' adaptation to climate change is not enough

    Proponents of community-based adaptation to climate change need to put communities in the driving seat, says Anju Sharma

    18 March 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Nepal will host a conference focusing on how to unlock finance that can help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change (Photo:  Jeanne Menj via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Conference to examine finance options for local communities adapting to climate change

    An international conference in Nepal next month aims to show how to unlock finance that can help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change

    17 March 2014 | News | Climate change
  • Community-based adaptation in Bangladesh. Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS

    Save the date! 8th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA8)

    IIED is pleased to announce the dates for our 8th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA8), which will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal on 24-30 April.

    19 December 2013 | News | Climate change
  • Men spray water from water hoses onto a small fire in Kazakhstan

    Promoting biodiversity within climate response strategies

    Biodiversity conservation both affects and is affected by climate change. IIED is working to promote biodiversity within plans and strategies aimed at responding to climate change.

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • CBA7: a collection of interviewees from the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (Image: IIED)

    7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA7)

    Over 250 participants attended IIED's 7th community-based adaptation to climate change conference (CBA7) in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2013, with many more taking part virtually through a live blog which featured live web streamed video, comments and social media

    3 May 2013 | Feature | Climate change
  • Virtual conferences: not in the future, but now

    In this digitally connected world, could virtual participants meaningfully follow and take part in an IIED conference, cutting carbon footprints and expense?

    3 May 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • CBA7: Highlights from day three

    Missed our live blog and webcast? Here are some highlights from the third day of the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation

    24 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • CBA7: highlights from day two

    Here are some highlights from today's events at the 7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA7) in Dhaka

    23 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A woman fishing off the island of Padma Pakur.

    Vulnerable communities tackling climate change are our best teachers

    The poorest communities (and poorest countries) are leading the world in learning about and practising adaptation to climate change. The rich would do well to learn from them.

    19 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • CBA7: Live debate on climate change adaptation tweet-by-tweet

    Read highlights from a fast-moving live online chat on how the poorest and most vulnerable can act to adapt to climate change.

    9 April 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • A man sits in a small boat floating in water in Bangladesh.

    Climate crisis: How can the poorest and most vulnerable act to adapt?

    Participate in our online debate on 9 April 2013 at 12.30-13.30 London time

    2 April 2013 | News | Climate change
  • Participants study a map in Bangladesh. Photo: Isabelle Lemaire

    Action Research on Community Adaptation in Bangladesh

    This long-term action-research project is learning from and providing support to vulnerable communities in Bangladesh as they adapt to climate change. The project aims to use rigorous research to identify proven adaptation strategies that can be scaled up and replicated in many locations.

    17 December 2012 | Project | Climate change
  • Participants in an ICCCAD course in Bangladesh. Photo: ICCCAD

    Learning how to adapt to climate change: advocacy, training and capacity building

    IIED works to help support southern countries as they adapt to climate change and the extreme weather events it brings. We do this by supporting partner organisations and experts that offer climate change adaptation training, advocacy and capacity building.

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • Group meeting on climate change on boat run by Shidhulai. Natore, Bangladesh. Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS

    Empowering communities to adapt to climate change

    Many communities that are vulnerable to climate change impacts have been dealing with climate variability for decades and have a wealth of knowledge about how to adapt. Community-based adaptation to climate change focuses on empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action.

    17 December 2012 | Article | Climate change
  • A tale of typhoons, trees and tiny creatures that stood between a community and climate resilience

    We were in Da Loc commune, a sleepy part of Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province. It’s a place that on a single day witnessed both the fury and the protective power of nature.

    17 April 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • Conference delegates visited an irrigation project in Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: Mike Shanahan/IIED)

    6th Conference on community-based adaptation to climate change

    Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Sixth International Conference on Community-based Adaptation (CBA6) included three days of field visits to projects to see how communities living in different ecosystems have adapted to climate change, and three and a half days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas.

    10 November 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Video announcing the Sixth International Conference on community-based adaptation

    In this video blog, Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, of IIED's Climate Change Group provides information about the upcoming conference in Hanoi. It’s key theme is: communicating about how communities are adapting to climate change.

    10 November 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Creating a communication buzz in Zimbabwe

    Mobile lectures, a mock newsroom tussle between journalists competing for their editor’s attention, and imagining a day in the life of policymakers and poor farmers were just some of the innovative elements of two workshops on climate change communication run by IIED in Zimbabwe in February 2011.

    17 October 2011 | News | Climate change
  • CBA5 participants visited Char Kukri-Mukri island on the southeast coast. Here women tend mangrove seedlings destined to provide a barrier against erosion (Photo: B. Koelle)

    5th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA5)

    The 5th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA5) took place in Bangladesh in March 2011. The event, which attracted nearly 400 participants, had the theme "Scaling up: beyond pilots"

    13 April 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • CBA 2011: conference feedback

    The Fifth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Monday, 28 to Thursday, 31 March 2011. Participants, represented NGOs, government, international organisations, and academia. Here are some of the things they had to say.

    1 April 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Bangladesh: mangrove island reflects people's creativitiy

    28 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Reality check: climate change and the poor

    Hannah Reid reports on a field trip to a site in Manikganj District, about three hours from Dhaka city in Bangladesh, to see how vulnerable people are coping with climate-change related impacts

    28 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • Community-based adaptation and microfinance: a win-win partnership?

    Climate change adaptation may cost US$75–100 billion per year between 2010 and 2050. Where these funds will come from, how they will be channelled and how adaptation should be achieved is still being debated. I propose part of the solution is to go micro: linking microfinance with community-based adaptation.

    21 March 2011 | Blog | Climate change
  • IIED Insights: Q&A with Hannah Reid on community based adaptation

    Climate change is set to significantly impact people and the environment. Rising temperatures will change crop growing seasons and impact food security. Changing rainfall patterns will cause water shortages or flooding in some areas. And rising sea levels means a greater risk of storm surges, flooding and wave damage for coastal regions across the world. 

    10 March 2011 | Article | Climate change
  • Afloat: Bangladesh adapts to climate change

    'Afloat', a film from IIED and Panos, shows how in Bangladesh they are combining tradition and innovation to adapt to climate change

    10 January 2011 | News | Climate change
  • Community-Based Adaptation in Africa (CBAA)

    This project helped communities in Africa think and communicate about climate change and adaptation, and to share their experiences with stakeholders.

    8 September 2010 | Project | Climate change
  • Many residents of Dar es Salaam live in informal settlements and are vulnerable to a wide range of climate threats, including sea-level rise and coastal erosion and  flooding (Photo: Diana Mitlin/IIED)

    4th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA4)

    The 4th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA4) to climate change took place in February 2010 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    2 February 2010 | Article | Climate change
  • Local heroes: community-based adaptation

    ‘In finding solutions for climate change, don’t reinvent the wheel.

    14 December 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Beyond buzzwords: making adaptation a development norm

    Day 1 of IIED’s Development and Climate Days: Land, Water and Forests

    12 December 2009 | Blog | Climate change
  • Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus spoke at the Dhaka adaptation conference. Yunus pioneered the concepts of microcredit and microfinance, and in 2006 won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating economic and social development from below (Photo: IISD Reporting Services)

    3rd International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA3)

    Donor agencies, international NGOs and research institutes from more than 50 countries agreed to set up a new initiative to help the world's poorest adapt to climate change at the 3rd International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA3)

    25 February 2009 | News | Climate change
  • Haramata Communications Initiative

    Haramata – bulletin of the drylands – published its last issue in 2010. It had established itself as a valuable information and networking channel for people working for the sustainable development of dryland areas, mainly but not exclusively in Africa

    13 October 2008 | Article | Climate change
  • Moveable feast: the floating gardens of Bangladesh

    The farmers of southern Bangladesh have seen it all: cyclones, catastrophic flooding, silted-up rivers and creeping salination. Their South Asian homeland — a wedge of the tropics regularly exposed to searing heat and heavy monsoons — is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries on Earth.

    3 October 2008 | Article | Climate change
  • Film festival 2007: Community-based adaptation

    Community based adaptation to climate change from around the world. A mini film festival took place as a side event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali (COP13)

    3 March 2007 | Article | Climate change
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