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The factsheet “Agroecology – From Principles to Transformative Pathways” gives an insight into how the 13 principles of agroecology can be used to shape a pathway for food and agriculture systems transformation. It compiles five good practices from GIZ projects in India, Mali and Mexico as well as two Global Programmes which are operating in various African and Asian countries. The holistic agroecological approaches i.e. include women self-help groups, multi-stakeholder dialogues, aquaculture, rural youth employment and biodiversity protection – just to name a few.
This factsheet gives an overview of the economic potential of agroecology – and shows that agroecological systems can be more profitable than conventional systems, depending on the context. Findings from an exemplary GIZ project underline that agroecology can lead to economic benefits.
This position paper reflects on the potential of agroecology for a sustainable transformation of agricultural and food systems. It elaborates on five positions, provides a set of recommendations on actions and gives an overview of useful tools and trainings as well as guidelines.
CRISP helps practitioners and policy makers in the agri-food sector to understand climate related risks, and to identify relevant adaptation options for their specific agricultural systems. This publication illustrates the practical application of the CRISP tool in Bolivia and Zambia. To show you what the tool can do, and which impacts it has already generated, two projects are presenting their findings in this factsheet.
The Compendium provides an overview of the most relevant tools that can be applied to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation into development projects. It categorizes these tools by level and complexity of application, methodology and target group and prepares the tools for a more convenient application by practitioners. The tools enable entry points for agroecological transformation and identify site-appropriate agroecological practices. The interactive Product Landscape complements the Compendium and gives a visual overview of and easy access to the tools as well as additional relevant documents.
Increasing urbanization, coupled with limited urban planning, puts cities at risk from climate change. Ecosystem-based approaches to Adaptation (EbA) are a cost-effective approach to reduce the vulnerability of urban and peri-urban communities to climate change. The Green wall and green roofs are defined also potential urban EbA components and can be seen as complimentary to the land-based gardens in the efforts of maintaining green spaces in urban areas while there is limited land. The Implementation Guideline on Green Wall and Green Roofs has been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Green Wall and Green Roofs in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam in the scope of the “Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) project. The guideline aims at enabling the implementation of such measures in a variety of other contexts and locations by providing basic technical concepts, details of benefits, and implementation procedures.
The interrelationship of urban development and growth and the increasing impact of climate change require that adjustments be made to urban planning and development. The integration of elements of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into urban development provides an opportunity for cities create attractive, green, healthy, and livable urban spaces. The Implementation Guidelines on Water Retention Areas have been developed based on practical experiences of piloting Water Retention Areas in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province, Viet Nam in the scope of the “Support to Viet Nam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement” (VN-SIPA) project. The guidelines provide an in-depth analysis of the technical concepts regarding the measures and the financial requirements for users.
The study "Climate Change, Mobility and Conflict Nexus: The Role of Local Knowledge and Practices for Policy-Making", made in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), delves into the intricate interplay between climate change, human mobility, and conflict dynamics in the Moyale-Moyale Borderlands, a region spanning northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Through extensive engagement with local communities and governmental bodies, the research explores various dimensions of this nexus. It investigates the evolution of conflicts, from traditional practices to contemporary dynamics, and assesses policies and practices aimed at conflict mitigation in the face of climate change and human mobility challenges. Additionally, the study delves into the roles of indigenous knowledge, gender dynamics, and land use policies, aiming to inform decision-making and interventions to foster resilience and peacebuilding in pastoralist communities.
This manual provides orientation for systematic climate proofing of infrastructure investments. Countries in the Nile Basin invest billions of dollars in durable water infrastructure such as dams, irrigation canals, wells, and others to provide services to people.
The 'Digital Climate Service Applications' study report presents the outcomes of an in-depth investigation conducted by consultants in close cooperation with GIZ between November 2022 and August 2023. The primary aim of this study was to assess the existing trends and prospects concerning the technical, service, and institutional capabilities of Digital Climate Service Applications (DCSAs).
The study "Gender and Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Insights from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States" provides an overview of the gender-related challenges and opportunities in the context of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change in the Easter Caribbean. It illustrates stories with a diverse view on gender in the above-named relation. The study also suggests recommendations on how to better integrate gender dimensions into Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change-related work including suggestions on how to include gender in national regional and international policy advice.
The study "Financing Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Insights from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States" analyses options, modes, and instruments of financing HMCCC related projects in the Eastern Caribbean including public and private sector, donors, development partner and banks. Based on this analysis, concrete recommendations on funding options for HMCCC projects including outreach strategy, conditions of application, eligibility, and timeline have been developed.
Biodiversity is a fundamental element of people’s livelihoods – and it is declining at a rapid pace worldwide with climate change being one of the main causes. The paper elaborates how designing global agricultural supply chains in a biodiversity-sensitive way can be a key lever for tackling the biodiversity crisis.
This roadmap was developed as part of the project “Developing Risk Management Approaches for Climate Risks in Ghana” that was implemented by GIZ and Allianz Re in cooperation with local partners in Ghana. The roadmap describes both the approach taken and the route followed by the project partners in applying the Integrated Disaster Risk Management concept in the context of managing flood risk of public infrastructure assets owned or managed by the three municipalities of Accra.
The impacts of climate-related disaster risks are growing and disproportionately affect vulnerable countries. Finance that is available in a timely fashion after a disaster is crucial in order to increase financial resilience. The purpose of this disaster risk toolkit is to provide practical guidance on how to decide which disaster risk finance instruments are suitable for which circumstances.
« Mon village est repris par la mer. » – La voix de Kaboua John tremble lorsqu’il raconte l’histoire de son île natale, Kiribati, un petit État du Pacifique, lors de la Conférence sur le climat de Bonn en 2017. Kiribati n’est pas un cas isolé: Le changement climatique menace de plus en plus les moyens de subsistance des populations du monde entier. En conséquence, les gens quittent leur domicile. Au cours des six dernières années, le programme « Mobilité humaine dans le contexte du changement climatique » a relevé ces défis dans des régions comme les îles du Pacifique, les Caraïbes, l'Afrique de l'Est et les Philippines. Apprenez-en davantage sur leurs histoires et sur la manière dont le programme a collaboré avec plusieurs partenaires pour lutter contre la migration induite par le climat.
"Mein Dorf versinkt im Meer." - Kaboua Johns Stimme zittert, als er auf der Bonner Klimakonferenz 2017 die Geschichte seiner Heimatinsel Kiribati, einem kleinen Pazifikstaat, erzählt. Kiribati ist kein Einzelfall - vielmehr bedroht der Klimawandel zunehmend die Lebensgrundlagen der Menschen weltweit. Infolgedessen verlassen die Menschen ihre Heimat. In den vergangenen sechs Jahren hat das Global Vorhaben "Menschliche Mobilität im Kontext des Klimawandels" diese Herausforderungen in Regionen wie den Pazifischen Inseln, der Karibik, Ostafrika und auf den Philippinen angegangen. Lesen Sie mehr über ihre Geschichten und darüber, wie das Vorhaben mit verschiedenen Partnern zusammengearbeitet hat, um die klimabedingte Migration zu adressieren.
The factsheet illustrates the intersection of agroecology and rural employment. It explores how agroecology fosters climate change adaptation through biodiversity alongside employment promotion. Three dimensions are examined in particular: job creation, sustainable business opportunities and education.
On behalf of the German Government, GIZ works with strategically important partners for urban resilience, such as Resilient Cities Network, ICLEI, Cities Alliance, and C40 to support projects on urban climate resilience in partner countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. GIZ’s approaches range from identification of concrete urban climate risks, applying vulnerability and risk assessment tools, to the support of cities & communities in planning, developing & implementing the climate adaptation actions.
As part of the closing and climax of a very successful technical cooperation with the Pacific Islands, particularly in Fiji, a series of talanoas was convened. The talanoas bring people together to discuss all issues affecting the community. The talanoas, open and interactive conversations, took place in a hybrid format and discussed Climate risk assessments in the context of planned relocation, The Standard Operating Procedures for Planned (SOP) Relocation in Fiji, and Relocation, culture, gender, and psychosocial wellbeing nexus in the context of the relocations in Fiji.
This trainers manual is intended to support border officials in building capacities to address disaster displacement. It is organised into three parts. The first chapter provides general guidance on planning and logistics for training sessions. The second chapter gives an overview on adult teaching strategies. And the last chapter dives deeper into topics like regional displacement frameworks, cross-border displacement in the Caribbean, addressing the factor of mental health and psychological first aid as well as outlining different flows and international protection.
„Gender influences who moves (or stays), how decisions are made, an individual’s circumstances in transit, and the outcomes of movement“ (Sierra Club & UN Women, 2018, p. 2). This quote shows that the nexus between climate change and human mobility is inherently gendered. Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change differs based on intersections of gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity, geographical location and ethnicity. Read more about examples from the Global Programme’s partners from the Philippines, the Caribbean, the Pacific and East Africa.