Fondos de Agua: una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas – AbE
Nov 20, 2018 - - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Los países de Latinoamérica son altamente vulnerables ante los efectos del cambio climático, en especial por la intensidad de los períodos de lluvia los cuales aumentan la probabilidad de inundaciones y deslaves, así como por los períodos de sequías prolongados. El restaurar funciones ambientales hídricas mediante mecanismos sostenibles es una opción para vincular ecosistemas, ciudades y riesgo climático. Colombia, Bolivia, Perú y Ecuador a través de la Red Sectorial de Gestión Ambiental y Desarrollo Rural – GADeR-ALC de GIZ se unieron para desarrollar material técnico – comunicacional que muestre de manera práctica cómo los Fondos de Agua son una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas. Un Fondo de Agua es un mecanismo técnico – financiero estable y de largo plazo que une a distintos usuarios y actores en la búsqueda de soluciones a una problemática común en torno al agua y a la cuenca.
Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado (ficha)
Oct 23, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
El documento sobre ”Finanzas innovadoras para la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) – Involucramiento del sector privado” presenta los resultados del Grupo de Trabajo sobre financiamiento innovador para AbE de la red GADeR – ALC de GIZ. El documento explica paso a paso la metodología desarrollada por el Programa EbA “Estrategias de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas en Colombia y Ecuador” para el diseño participativo de mecanismos financieros innovadores que aprovechen las oportunidades financieras locales, de manera que se fenere confianza entre los actores y transparencia a las inversiones. El documento también presenta los resultados del desarrollo de un instrumento financiero con involucramiento del sector privado para Cartagena de Indias en Colombia, enfocado en la compensación de huella de carbono de eventos locales que aportan a incrementar y mantener el arbolado público de la ciudad. Por último, se exponen algunas conclusiones del proceso y referencias para el desarrollo de la metodología.
Cartilla: Soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades
Oct 23, 2018 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
La Cartilla presenta las memorias del Encuentro: Soluciones Financieras Innovadoras para la Resiliencia en Ciudades llevado a cabo en la ciudad de Bogotá los días 4 y 5 de agosto del año 2016, que tenía como objetivo identificar soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades. El Encuentro ofreció un espacio de intercambio y transferencia de conocimientos a partir de presentaciones de expertos y paneles de discusión, en donde se expusieron diferentes visiones y enfoques acerca de la adaptación al cambio climático, así como programas existentes y mecanismos financieros para proyectos de adaptación al cambio climático que ya están en implementación. Esta publicación busca poner a disposición de las autoridades locales, regionales y nacionales, información sobre el desarrollo e implementación actual de instrumentos financieros innovadores, así como una metodología participativa que permite diseñar de manera colectiva instrumentos financieros a partir de sus componentes jurídico, comercial, financiero, institucional y técnico, así como identificar los retos y oportunidades para su implementación. La Cartilla presenta el trabajo conjunto que viene adelantando el Comité de gestión Financiera del Sistema Nacional de Cambio Climático de Colombia, la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ – GmbH, el Programa de Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo – PNUD y el Programa de Preparación al Fondo Verde del Clima, en el marco del Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático de Colombia. La cartilla “Soluciones financieras innovadoras para la resiliencia en ciudades” es el resultado del trabajo del Work Stream de la Red GADeR-ALC sobre innovación en el financiamiento de medidas de adaptación basada en ecosistemas – AbE.
The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action. Linking NAP processes and NDCs
Sep 19, 2018 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement in 2015, adaptation is now firmly on the international agenda. In the lead up to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015, Parties to the Convention agreed to submit intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). In doing so, they outlined their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and had the option to also include adaptation. Unless countries chose to amend their INDCs before ratifying the Paris Agreement, these documents became their first nationally determined contributions (NDCs). According to Article 7.9 of the Paris Agreement all Parties shall, as appropriate, engage in the formulation and implementation of national adaptation planning processes, such as the national adaptation plan (NAP) process. This publication is primarily for policymakers, decision-makers and practitioners who are working on climate change adaptation at a national level (e.g. ministries of environment, climate change focal points,and adaptation and sectoral experts).
How integrated monitoring and evaluation systems can help countries address climate impacts
Sep 17, 2018 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Climate change impacts are already being felt around the world and they seriously threaten the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. With climate impacts playing out in endlessly varying combinations, policymakers need effective systems for learning what sort of adaptation works. This briefing shows how governments will need to think differently about how they monitor and evaluate their adaptation initiatives if they want to keep sustainable development on track.
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development
Sep 06, 2018 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
There is broad agreement that climate change represents a threat to sustainable development; consequently, development efforts must be resilient to the impacts of climate change and related disaster risks in order to be sustainable. This is the first in a series of briefs focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This initial brief provides an introduction to the concept of alignment as it relates to these policy processes.
Solutions in Focus: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation from Mountains to Oceans – How people adapt to climate change by using nature
Sep 05, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
‘From the mountain pastures of Peru, to the coral reefs of Vanuatu…’ Ecosystem-based Adaptation is a topic of global relevance that is implemented successfully in a broad range of countries and ecosystems. A new publication developed by GIZ under the PANORAMA initiative illustrates the diversity of EbA in practice – ‘from mountains to oceans’ – that can be found online at the PANORAMA — Solutions for a Healthy Planet platform (www.panorama.solutions). A selection of 30 applied EbA measures (solutions) is presented along the following chapters: 1. Mountain, grassland and forest ecosystems 2. River, wetland and inland water ecosystems 3. Agro-ecosystems and drylands 4. Urban ecosystems 5. Marine and coastal ecosystems This publication intends to inspire policy and decision makers as well as project developers, showing that EbA has ‘many faces’ and is being implemented successfully by a broad range of actors and organizations.
Guía AbE Colombia
Sep 04, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible de Colombia con apoyo de TNC, GIZ, BMU, WWF y USAID desarrollaron la Guía de AbE en Colombia, la cual busca posicionar la importancia de los ecosistemas y los servicios que estos prestan para aumentar la resiliencia y disminuir la vulnerabilidad a la variabilidad y el cambio climático. El documento explica de manera sencilla la forma en que los tomadores de decisiones pueden incorporar el enfoque AbE principalmente en la formulación de proyectos, así como también en su gestión o planificación.
Connecting the Dots
Jul 31, 2018 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
Drawing on experience in 11 countries and the European Union, this paper provides core elements and concrete examples for jointly advancing these agendas, with a focus on five challenges: coordinating institutions, aligning national climate and SDG-relevant targets, mainstreaming both set of goals into policy planning, optimizing financial resources, and building mutually reinforcing monitoring and reporting frameworks. The research also explores how international development can better support national efforts at linking both agendas. This study shows that joining up implementation requires governments to make significant shifts in institutional, policy, financial, and monitoring frameworks in order to enhance policy coherence, and cost efficiency.
La comunidad de práctica de AbE
Jun 29, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
La comunidad internacional de práctica sobre la AbE tiene por objetivo el intercambio del conocimiento y de la experiencia y el aprendizaje mutuo sobre la adaptación basada en ecosistemas (AbE) más allá de proyectos, instituciones y fronteras regionales. El propósito es desarrollar el enfoque AbE, dar a conocer lecciones aprendidas y buenas prácticas para diseñar e implementar la AbE con el fin de ayudar a la gente a adaptarse a los efectos adversos del cambio climático.
Climate Risk Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – a guidebook for planners and practitioners
Jun 20, 2018 - Manual - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
A guidebook developed by GIZ in collaboration with Eurac Research and United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) helps planners and practitioners in designing and implementing climate risk assessments in the context of Ecosystem-based Adaptation projects. It provides a standardized approach to assess risks within social-ecological systems based on two application examples (river basin and coastal zone management) by following the methodology of the GIZ vulnerability sourcebook (GIZ 2014) and its Risk Supplement (GIZ and EURAC 2017). It helps to improve adaptation planning by considering both ecosystem-based and conventional options in the form of integrated ‘adaptation packages’. It includes the following modules: 1) Preparing the risk assessment 2) Developing impact chains 3) Identifying and selecting indicators for risk components 4-7) From data acquisition to risk assessment 8) Presenting and interpreting the outcomes of the risk assessment 9) Identifying adaptation options The guidebook can be applied at different stages of adaptation planning, from initial baseline assessments to repeated assessments in the implementation or M&E phase.
NAP Country Case Study Grenada
Jun 15, 2018 - Study - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Overview and compilation of ten examples
Jun 13, 2018 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The report provides an overview of available financing sources to implement and sustain EbA measures. It highlights ten practical and illustrative examples to inspire project developers and practitioners interested in exploring different ways to access resources and engagement models for EbA financing. It includes the following examples: 1) Engaging the private sector for EbA finance in Cartagena, Colombia 2) The High Atlas Foundation Tree Nursery, Morocco 3) Restoring degraded forest and agricultural landscapes under the Green climate Fund, the Gambia 4) People’s Survival fund, the Philippines 5) Biodiversity offset schmes: Impact Mitigation Regulation, Germany 6) Relevance of insurance systems for financing EbA 7) Increasing the resilience of vulnerable rural populations through microfinance schemes, Colombia and Peru 8) Eco.business Fund, Latin America 9) Carbon insetting 10) Debt-for-nature-swaps
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of South Africa
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from South Africa was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides five examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from the Philippines was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. The study also provides further opportunities and recommendations how to strengthen EbA in policy and practice in the long run.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of Peru
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from Peru was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides four examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
Entry Points for Mainstreaming Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: The Case of Mexico
Jun 08, 2018 - Case Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This case study from Mexico was developed by GIZ as part of a series which summarizes promising policy entry points and governance structures for EbA mainstreaming at policy and practitioner level. It provides three examples that illustrate the diversity of initiatives that support the mainstreaming of EbA but also show existing barriers.
How does climate change affect human mobility?
Jun 06, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Climate Risk Management
The IPCC confirms that human mobility does not have a single cause but rather emerges from multiple factors. These include poverty and demographic pressure, bad governance, depletion of natural resources or armed conflicts and violence. Economic reasons, especially regional income disparities between rural and urban areas, remain the most significant drivers of move-ment. However, climate change is an additional driver.
Documentation of the 3rd EbA Knowledge Day – 7 May 2018 in Bonn
May 16, 2018 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Moving from pilots to mainstreaming – opportunities and challenges of scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation: As a UNFCCC SB48 side event, the 3rd EbA Knowledge Day brought together UN negotiators, policy makers, practicioners, researchers and donors working on issues relevant to climate adaptation, ecosystem management and human resilience. More than 60 members from 30 different organizations participated in the full day workshop.
The international EbA Community of Practice: Factsheet
May 09, 2018 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The international EbA Community of Practice aims at knowledge and experience sharing and mutual learning beyond projects, institutions and regional boundaries on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). Its purpose is to jointly develop harmonized approaches, evidence-based lessons learned and best practices for how to plan and implement effective EbA to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change through a collaborative learning process.
NAP Country Case Study Togo
Apr 04, 2018 - Study - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
This case study was developed as part of a series on the national adaptation planning (NAP) process in selected countries, looking at specific climate risks as well as the governance structure and policy framework. It provides an update on the current NAP process, showing first lessons learned and giving an outlook on the next steps to be taken in the iterative NAP process, considering how it contributes to reaching national adaptation goals.
NAP Country Case Study Thailand
Apr 04, 2018 - Study - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
This case study was developed as part of a series on the national adaptation planning (NAP) process in selected countries, looking at specific climate risks as well as the governance structure and policy framework. It provides an update on the current NAP process, showing first lessons learned and giving an outlook on the next steps to be taken in the iterative NAP process, considering how it contributes to reaching national adaptation goals.
NAP Country Case Study Albania
Apr 04, 2018 - Study - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
This case study was developed as part of a series on the national adaptation planning (NAP) process in selected countries, looking at specific climate risks as well as the governance structure and policy framework. It provides an update on the current NAP process, showing first lessons learned and giving an outlook on the next steps to be taken in the iterative NAP process, considering how it contributes to reaching national adaptation goals.
Valoración de los beneficios, costes e impactos de medidas de adaptación basadas en ecosistemas (AbE)
Mar 21, 2018 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Instrumentos para aumentar la toma de decisiones en la adaptación al cambio climático – Un libro guía para los planificadores de adaptación, gerentes e inversores Resumen: Este libro guía ofrece asistencia a los planificadores de adaptación en aumentar la conciencia, el conocimiento y la capacidad para valorar los costes, beneficios e impactos de medidas de adaptación basadas en ecosistemas (AbE) en comparación (y combinación) con las medidas grises. Combina la información sobre la teoría de valoración y métodos con 40 ejemplos del mundo real, así como los pasos prácticos para encargar, diseñar e implementar los estudios de valoración de AbE.
Guide complémentaire sur la vulnérabilité : le concept de risque
Mar 09, 2018 - Guide - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
French translation of the Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook. Detailed information here: https://www.adaptationcommunity.net/vulnerability-assessment/vulnerability-sourcebook/
Monitoring and evaluation – how to measure success of Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Experiences from practitioners on how to set up monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and indicators for monitoring and evaluating adaptation results and linking M&E specific to Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to other monitoring and reporting systems. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Financing Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Experiences from practitioners on obstacles and success stories on how to identify sources and instruments for financing EbA measures at different scales. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Experiences from practitioners on how to successfully integrate Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in national and subnational processes and harness synergies. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Evidence of EbA effectiveness: Learning brief
Jan 12, 2018 - Learning Brief - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Experiences from practitioners on how to generate evidence of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) by applying field-proven methods, tools and approaches and on how to use existing evidence effectively. This learning brief is a result of a learning and dialogue workshop, including three technical sessions, held within the 2nd international EbA Community of Practice Workshop that was conducted between 21 and 24 August 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Valuing the Benefits, Costs and Impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Measures
Dec 18, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Tools for enhancing climate adaptation decision-making – A sourcebook for adaptation planners, managers and investors Summary: This sourcebook helps to assist adaptation planners in building awareness, knowledge and capacity for valuing the costs, benefits and impacts of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures in comparison (and combination) with grey measures. It combines information on valuation theory and methods with 40 real-world examples, as well as, practical steps for commissioning, designing and implementing EbA valuation studies.
Documentation of 2nd EbA Knowledge Day – 06 November during UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn
Nov 28, 2017 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Workshop report of the 2nd Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Knowledge Day – hosted by GIZ, IUCN, IIED and DIE under the Friends of EbA (FEBA) network – during COP 23 in Bonn focussing on the topic ‘Strengthening Ecosystem-based Adaptation in policy frameworks: Communicating benefits, developing financing strategies’.
Making Use of Tested Instruments: Using NAPs for NDC Implementation
Nov 27, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: NAP & NDC
Tracking Successful Adaptation. Smart monitoring for good results. Adaptation Partnership Workshop Report 2012.
Nov 27, 2017 - Report - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Report of the 2012 Workshop on M&E of Adaptation organised by the Adaptation Partnership, GIZ and USAID.
Maroc : le suivi évaluation de l’adaptation, une des composantes du Système d’information régional
Nov 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Fiche d’information sur le système de suivi évaluation de l’adaptation, une des composantes du Système d’Information Régional de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (SIREDD)
Morocco: Adaptation monitoring and evaluation as part of the Regional Information Systems
Nov 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Factsheet on Morocco’s adaptation monitoring and evaluation as part of the the Regional Information System on Environment and Sustainable Development (SIREDD)
Cambodia: The national climate change monitoring & evaluation framework
Nov 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Factsheet on Cambodia’s national M&E Framework for Cambodia’s Climate Change Strategic Plan (CCCSP 2014 – 2023)
Bolivia: Adaptation to Climate Change M&E System for the Departmental Government of Santa Cruz (SMEACC)
Nov 08, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Factsheet on the Climate Change M&E System for the Departmental Government of Santa Cruz (SMEACC)
Bolivia: Sistema de M&E de la Adaptación al Cambio Climático para el Gobierno Autónomo Departamental de Santa Cruz (SMEACC)
Nov 08, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Engaging the Private Sector in Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries: Importance, Status, and Challenges.
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Biagini, B. and Miller, A. (2013). Engaging the Private Sector in Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries: Importance, Status, and Challenges. Summary: This paper summarizes why it is necessary but difficult for the private sector to adapt to climate change. It describes measures for promoting private investments in climate resilience and highlights the need for much more focused and detailed analysis of business opportunities arising from climate change.
Adapting to Climate Change: Methods and Tools for Climate Risk Management.
Nov 08, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
CSC (2014). Adapting to Climate Change: Methods and Tools for Climate Risk Management. Summary: This guidebook seeks to provide organitzizations with the information they need in order to understand the range of issues involved in adaptation, and to help them make informed decisions about how they may make progress with adaptation planning in practice. It explains why adaptation is climate risk management and provides a comprehensive overview of methods and tools for climate risk assessment.
Adapting From The Ground Up – Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
World Resources Institute, UNDP (2015): Adapting From The Ground Up – Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change. Summary: The report highlights how the public sector, with assistance from development partners, NGOs, and others, can create an enabling environment which will encourage micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in developing countries to invest in adaptation. The analysis is based on numerous case studies.
The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation: Strengthening Private Sector and Community Resilience.
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme, Oxfam, World Resources Institute (2015). The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation: Strengthening Private Sector and Community Resilience. Summary: This report highlights how companies can adapt to climate change, and how to address the most pressing challenges that hamper private sector progress. It shares lessons learned from 17 case studies and provides actionable guidance for public and private sector leaders to accelerate responsible corporate adaptation.
Making Adaptation a Private Sector Business: Insights from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Nepal
Nov 08, 2017 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Trabacchi, C.; Stadelmann, M. (2013). Making Adaptation a Private Sector Business: Insights from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Nepal. Climate Policy Initiative. San Giorgio Group Case Study. Summary: This case study assesses a private sector project run by the IFC in Nepal. The project engages and develops the capacity of agribusiness firms and local commercial banks to transfer skills and resources to farmers, thus promoting climate resilience in the agricultural sector. The report also explores opportunities for scaling-up and replicating private sector engagement.
Adaptation to Climate Change: Promising Ways to Tackle Climate Risks
Nov 06, 2017 - Report - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (2017): Adaptation to Climate Change – Promising Ways to Tackle Climate Risks. Summary: This paper describes the German approach and contribution to climate change adaptation in developing countries. It addresses topics such as adaptation finance, private sector adaptation and innovative climate risk finance solutions.
Climate Change Policy Brief: Adaptation metrics and the Paris Agreement
Nov 06, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
This policy brief examines the feasibility and practicability of a set of common global adaptation indicators and their use in context of the Paris Agreement. It looks at the different purposes of applying adaptation metrics and provides recommendations for their targeted use.
Support for the National Adaptation Plan process
Nov 06, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Supporting Tanzania to adapt to the impacts of climate change
Climate Change Policy Brief: Synergies in monitoring the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the SDGs and the Sendai Framework
Nov 03, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Opportunities and limits of connecting the monitoring of the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction are explored. The policy brief provides recommendations for complementary national and lobal monitoring and reporting towards their objectives in regard to adaptation to climate change.
Lower Mekong Basin: Monitoring and reporting system on climate change and adaptation 2017
Oct 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Informe de políticas: Vincular el proceso de formulación y ejecución de los planes nacionales de adaptación y las contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional
Oct 13, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
El presente informe de políticas estudia los beneficios, oportunidades y desafíos que supone recurrir al proceso PNAD para implementar los objetivos de adaptación de las NDC y de qué forma el proceso PNAD puede servir como base para iteraciones futuras. Este documento de orientación política expone que la vinculación entre el proceso PNAD y las NDCs puede promover una mejor acción de adaptación. Asimismo, incluye preguntas guía para aquellos países que se planteen usar el proceso PNAD de esta manera, así como mensajes clave para los y las responsables de la elaboración de políticas.
Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook
Oct 06, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
The Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook introduces the IPCC AR5 risk concept and provides guidelines on how to conduct risk assessments using the Vulnerability Sourcebook’s approach. The Vulnerability Sourcebook provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct robust vulnerability assessments according to the IPCC concept of vulnerability. Since its publication in 2014, it has been widely used for vulnerability assessments in the framework of climate change adaptation planning from the local to the national level. The Fifth IPCC Assessment Report (AR5) moved from focusing on vulnerability to focusing on risk of climate-related impacts that may harm a system. To account for this change, in 2017 this Risk Supplement has been developed.
Note d’orientation sur le changement climatique: Lier les processus des Plans Nationaux d’Adaptation aux Contributions Déterminées au niveau National
Sep 28, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
Cette note d’orientation repose sur une étude approfondie des liens entre PNA et CDN. La note d’orientation souligne que lier le processus PNA et les CDN peut accélérer une action renforcée d’adaptation. Elle contient par ailleurs des questions directrices à l’attention des pays qui envisagent d’utiliser le processus PNA de cette manière, ainsi que des messages clés pour les décideurs politiques.
Climate Change Policy Brief: Can climate vulnerability and risk be measured through global indices?
Sep 14, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
This policy brief addresses the difficulties of determining vulnerability through global indices and gives recommendations on how to use and interpret them including in the international climate policy context. The policy brief is based on a comparison of country rankings of four common vulnerability and risk indices.
United Kingdom: The UK Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Pilot Program for Climate Resilience: The PPCR Monitoring and Reporting System
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Maroc : le suivi évaluation de l’adaptation, une des composantes du Système d’information régional
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Mexico: M&E Instruments for Adaptation to Climate Change Actions, State of Veracuz
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
France: Monitoring and Evaluation of the French National Adaptation Plan
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Finland: Developing an M&E system for the National Adaptation Plan
Sep 14, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Climate Change Policy Brief: Linking National Adaptation Plan Processes and Nationally Determined Contributions
Aug 30, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This policy brief explores benefits, opportunities and challenges of using the NAP process for the implementation of NDC adaptation goals and how the NAP process can inform future iterations. The policy brief argues that linking the NAP process and NDCs can accelerate enhanced adaptation action. It also contains guiding questions for countries considering to use the NAP process in this way, as well as key messages for policy-makers.
Climate Change Policy Brief: Country-specific monitoring and evaluation of adaptation
Aug 11, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Ha Tinh Province
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
As part of applying the Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems (VASES) approach in Ha Tinh province, vulnerability assessments for ecosystem-based adaptation were conducted at both macro and micro levels, and based on their findings, ecosystem-based adaptation measures could be identified as stand-alone responses or complementary sets of possibilities for hardware-based/infrastructure-based measures to climate change adaptation.
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Quang Binh Province
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
As part of applying the Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems (VASES) approach in Quang Binh province, vulnerability assessments for ecosystem-based adaptation were conducted at both macro and micro levels, and based on their findings, ecosystem-based adaptation measures could be identified as stand-alone responses or complementary sets of possibilities for hardware-based/infrastructure-based measures to climate change adaptation.
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam: Vulnerability Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Overall Approach: Vulnerability Assessment for Socio-Ecological Systems
Jul 31, 2017 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Handbook for Assessing Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Communities, Report No. 21 (2017)
Jul 25, 2017 - Handbook - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
“This publication is primarily concerned with assessing loss and damage in poor, rural areas that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change.”
Hacer que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad
Jul 24, 2017 - Poster - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Este póster ilustra las principales características del Documento Técnico “Hacer que la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad”, el cual proporciona un marco de evaluación práctica para diseñar, implementar y monitorear las medidas EbA proponiendo un conjunto de 3 elementos, 5 criterios de calificación y 20 estándares de calidad e indicadores de ejemplo. Se propone responder a dos preguntas: 1) que cualifica como EbA? 2) cómo diseñar y aplicar las medidas de EbA de manera más efectiva? El documento fue desarrollado conjuntamente por GIZ, UICN e IIED junto con el apoyo activo de los miembros de Friends of EbA (FEBA) y la Comunidad de Práctica de EbA.
Key considerations for M&E of community-based adaptation
Jul 10, 2017 - Manual - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
The chapter outlines four key considerations for the development of an Adaptation M&E System and presents principles, frameworks and recommendations for M&E of community-based adaptation.
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (poster)
Jul 07, 2017 - Poster - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This poster is illustrating the main features of the Technical Paper, “Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards” provides a practical assessment framework for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures by proposing a set of 3 elements, 5 qualification criteria and 20 quality standards and example indicators. It intends to answer two questions: 1) what qualifies as EbA? 2) how to design & implement EbA measures more effectively? The paper was jointly developed by GIZ, IUCN and IIED together with active support from Friends of EbA (FEBA) members and the EbA Community of Practice.
Documentation of EbA Knowledge Day – 11 May during UNFCCC SBSTA 46 in Bonn
Jul 07, 2017 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
EbA Knowledge Day that was convened on 11 May 2-5 pm during UNFCCC SBSTA 46 in Bonn fostered sharing knowledge and practical experiences for strengthening EbA into policy frameworks, at national and subnational level based on practical examples. The event covered a) Key statements of BMUB and panelists from South Africa, Swedish Biodiversity Center, Uganda, Philippines and FAO b) Market place inputs and poster documentation, as well as c) Final key statements from participants. Inputs during the panel discussion and market place resulted in a lively exchange among delegates and representatives from governments, international organizations, NGOs and research on knowledge and practical experiences for strengthening Ecosystem-based adaptation into policy frameworks, at national and subnational level based on practical examples.
Rendre efficace l’adaptation fondée sur les écosystèmes – Un cadre pour définir critères de qualification et normes de qualité
Jul 07, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Hacer que la adaptación basada en ecosistemas sea eficaz – Un marco para definir criterios de cualificación y estándares de calidad
Jul 07, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Good Practices on Planning, Implementing and Monitoring & Evaluating Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change – A summary of GIZ project examples based on a submission to the UNFCCC SBSTTA Nairobi Work Programme
Jul 04, 2017 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Under the UNFCCC NWP synthesis report on “adaptation addressing ecosystems”, GIZ compiled a selection of 7 EbA good practices based on the EbA Solutions portal under PANORAMA and following the Solution-ing approach. The case studies documented in this report are expected to provide exemplary insights about approaches, methods, best practices and lessons learnt from a larger portfolio of projects dealing with EbA and interrelated areas. A larger set of examples can be found at the online platform PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet (www.panorama.solutions), a partnership initiative hosted by GIZ and IUCN to document and promote examples of field-proven, replicable solutions across a range of conservation, climate change and development topics.
Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards (technical paper)
Jun 27, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
In the context of increasing political commitment and funding it is essential to sharpen the understanding among policy makers and practitioners on what qualifies as EbA, to avoid the incorrect re-packaging of “business-as-usual” conservation or development approaches. The Technical Paper, “Making Ecosystem-based Adaptation Effective – A Framework for Defining Qualification Criteria and Quality Standards” provides a practical assessment framework for designing, implementing and monitoring EbA measures by proposing a set of 3 elements, 5 qualification criteria and 20 quality standards and example indicators. It intends to answer two questions: 1) what qualifies as EbA? 2) how to design & implement EbA measures more effectively? The paper was jointly developed by GIZ, IUCN and IIED together with active support from Friends of EbA (FEBA) members and the EbA Community of Practice.
Climate change realities in Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean
May 26, 2017 - Study - Topic: Climate Risk Management
This report aims at making the case for developing and implementing a comprehensive, structured approach at the local, national, regional and international levels to deal with residual risk associated with climate-related events. The report focuses on the Caribbean region with a special emphasis on Grenada, which illustrates the consequences and the responses to deal with climate risk arising from climate change-related extreme events and slow onset changes through concrete case studies.
Post-Pam: lessons learned for [German] development cooperation in Vanuatu and the Pacific
May 24, 2017 - Study - Topic: Climate Risk Management
Tropical Cyclone Pam has been recognised as an opportunity to learn lessons and draw up recommendations for [German] development cooperation and its partners in the region on how to address the issue of comprehensive climate risk management, including climate risk insurance. The objectives of this study were to identify those lessons in order to inform Germany’s current and future regional cooperation in Vanuatu and the South Pacific region. The study gives an overview of socio-economic characteristics, disaster risk, and CRM institutions and programmes in Vanuatu and the region.
Gender and Vulnerable Groups and National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes / NDCs – Tool
May 24, 2017 - Tool - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Curso de capacitación a medida sobre adaptación al cambio climático – “Libro de Cocina” para diferentes formatos y grupos destinatarios
May 23, 2017 - Manual - Topic: Adaptation Training
Formations personnalisées sur l‘adaptation au changement climatique – « Livre de recettes » pour différents formats et groupes cibles
May 23, 2017 - Manual - Topic: Adaptation Training
Tailor made training courses on climate change adaptation – A cookbook for different formats and target groups
May 23, 2017 - Manual - Topic: Adaptation Training
Climate Change Policy Brief: How can climate risk management support NAP
May 15, 2017 - Policy Brief - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Today’s and future adaptation action aim to reduce climate-related risks to a degree which depends on the scale of risks and the scale of the adaptation action. A comprehensive analysis and management of climate risks can be helpful to identify the potential for risk reduction, for identifying the respective limits and assess residual risk which cannot be mitigated by the specific measure.
Desarrollo de Sistemas Nacinales de Monitoreo y Evaluación de la Adaptación una Guía
Apr 27, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
The Vulnerability Sourcebook – Poster
Apr 27, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Ecosystem-based adaptation – using ecosystem services for adaptation to climate change
Apr 20, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
BMUB (2011): Ecosystem-based adaptation – using ecosystem services for adaptation to climate change
Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation — Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
CBD (2009): CBD Technical Series No.41: Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation — Report of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Cost and Benefits of Ecosystem Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines
Apr 20, 2017 - Study - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Baig, S. P.; Raza, A.; Josella, M.; Palanca-Tan, R. (2015): Cost and Benefits of Ecosystem Based Adaptation: The Case of the Philippines. Gland, Switzerland. IUCN
SNAP: Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning: Assessing Capacity for Implementing NDCs
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Développer des systèmes nationaux de suivi et évaluation de l’adaptation : guide méthodologique
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Developing national adaptation monitoring and evaluation systems: A guidebook
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Repositorio de Indicadores de Adaptación – Casos reales de sistemas de Monitoreo y Evaluación nacionales
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Repository of Adaptation Indicators – Real case examples from national Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
Apr 20, 2017 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Reino Unido: El Marco de Seguimiento y Evaluación de la Adaptación
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Programa Piloto para la Resiliencia Climática: El Sistema de Seguimiento y Presentación de Informes del PPCR
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Filipinas: Plan Nacional de Acción de Cambio Climático. Sistema de seguimiento y evaluación
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Noruega: Aprendizaje práctico para medir los progresos en la adaptación
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Nepal: Seguimiento basado en resultados para la adaptación al cambio climático
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Marruecos: El seguimiento de la adaptación como parte del Sistema Regional de Información Ambiental
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
México: Monitoreo y Evaluación del Programa Especial de Cambio Climático (PECC)
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Comisión del Río Mekong: Sistema de Seguimiento y Presentación de informes sobre el cambio climático y la adaptación
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Kenia: El Sistema MRV+ en el marco del Plan de Acción de Cambio Climático Nacional de Kenia
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Alemania: El Sistema de Seguimiento de la Estrategia de Adaptación alemán
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Francia: Seguimiento y Evaluación del Plan de Adaptación Nacional Francés
Apr 05, 2017 - Fact sheet - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation