Tags: climate change adaptation

Case study 7 – Good Governance: A pathway to local resilience

Since 2011, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance in Nicaragua has been promoting a comprehensive approach to the issues of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA) and ecosystem management and restoration (EMR). This initiative has also promoted an environment that is conducive to dialogue on PfR’s approaches among the local population and authorities.

Case study 4 – Harmonizing indigenous and local knowledge: “The path towards community and institutional resilience”

“We, the indigenous peoples, do not reject adapting to climate change because we have always, as a people–consulted Nature. We read its signs and foresee; we understand; we harmonize with it which is how we have always lived and survived through the ages, because we are blessed by our actions.” Pablo Ramón Vanegas, member of …

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Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector of Asia and the Pacific

Climate change is threatening food production systems and therefore the livelihoods and food security of billions of people who depend on agriculture in the Asia and Pacific region (hereafter, Asia and the Pacific). Agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to climate change due to its high dependence on climate and weather and because people involved …

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Acting Today For Tomorrow- Climate Resilient Pacific Islands

Pacific island countries continue to be among the most vulnerable in the world: they combine high exposure to frequent and damaging natural hazards with low capacity to manage the resulting risks. Their vulnerability is exacerbated by poorly planned socioeconomic development, which has increased exposure and disaster losses, and by climate change, which has increased the …

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The Row or Not to Row Game

A fast-paced game on Climate Risk Management for crowd or auditorium settings. Participants take the role of disaster managers working together in teams (represented by rows in the auditorium or groups in a crowd). Each year, players must decide between investing in taking early action for flood preparedness, or whether to invest in planning and …

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The Upstream Downstream Game

The goal of Upstream Downstream is to have the most amount of wealth by investing wisely in one’s farm. Will you have a prosperous farm, or will drought and floods be your downfall?

Decisions for the Decade Game

In Decisions for the Decade, each participant is a provincial governor and small teams make up the governing body of a nation. All participants begin the game with a budget of ten beans (for a ten-year cycle), and seek to maximize the prosperity of their province and country by investing their budget in long-term development. …

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Decisions for the Decade Game

In Decisions for the Decade, each participant is a provincial governor and small teams make up the governing body of a nation. All participants begin the game with a budget of ten beans (for a ten-year cycle), and seek to maximize the prosperity of their province and country by investing their budget in long-term development. …

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The State of African Cities 2014, UNHABITAT

The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Africa’s economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and creating sizable consumer markets. But despite significant overall growth, not all of Africa performs well. The continent continues to suffer …

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