Monitoring Climate Benefits of Sustainable Land Management
May 03, 2019 - Case Study - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Sustainable land management (SLM) activities are listed as priority actions for climate change mitigation in 60% of all submitted NDCs and for adaptation in 40% of NDCs. The Paris Agreement has introduced an enhanced transparency framework (ETF) to assess progress towards global mitigation and adaptation objectives. International and domestic monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes are distinct but closely related. M&E refers to monitoring, evaluation and learning systems used by governments, international organisations, NGOs and other project implementing agencies for their own policy purposes. Common challenges include weak linkages between M&E systems at different levels and limited coherence among sectoral M&E systems, including between SLM initiatives and systems that monitor and report climate benefits at national level. This information brief by GIZ and UNIQUE uses examples from Kenya to illustrate the value of multi-purpose, multi-level M&E systems, and proposes steps towards developing such systems based on existing M&E systems for SLM.
Sustainable Land Management for Upscaled Climate Action
May 03, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
There is growing evidence worldwide that many SLM measures have simultaneous benefits for climate change mitigation, adaptation and food security, as well as soil protection as pointed out in this study by GIZ and UNIQUE. Unsustainable land uses contribute to nearly 25% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, about half of this is due t agriculture. The amount of carbon stored in the world’s soils is bigger than the carbon in all vegetation and the atmosphere combined. With proper management, soils and vegetation can sequester carbon, and contribute to mitigating further climate change. Furthermore, land management plays key roles in food provisioning, regulating water cycles and maintaining other ecosystem services. Sustainable land management (SLM) is thus a key measure in adapting to the effects of climate change.
Study on Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes
Apr 24, 2019 - Study - Topic: Private Sector Adaptation
Adapting to the impacts of climate change, whether at the national, sub-national or community level, is not the responsibility of national governments alone. It requires the coordinated input of multiple stakeholders, including local authorities, development partners, communities and civil society. Businesses and investors also need to be involved, as they are the key engines of economic growth in developing countries, accounting for 60 per cent of gross domestic product, 80 per cent of capital flows and 90 per cent of jobs. They will be relied on to create the jobs needed to support adaptation, to develop the products and services needed for societies to become more climate-resilient, and to finance—directly or indirectly—many adaptation actions. The strategic and well-informed inclusion of the private sector in climate change adaptation planning and activities must be a key part of all countries’ efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change; they will be key partners in the design, financing and implementation of adaptation priorities. The National Adaptation Plan process differs from past processes in that it offers a medium- and long-term vision of national adaptation action, aligned with development plans and with a supporting regulatory and policy framework. If properly communicated, it foregrounds a country’s key climate vulnerabilities. It therefore can provide all stakeholders, including the private sector, with a stable and predictable roadmap for a government’s priorities on national adaptation. This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the NAP process. Private sector engagement in the NAP process, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as the meaningful involvement of private sector actors—ranging in size, sector, motivation and whether they operate in the formal or informal sector—in the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation planning processes. Governments remain the overall owners and drivers of the NAP process. However, for NAPs to be successfully implemented and climate resilience strengthened, private sector actors will need to be involved. The study was developed by the NAP Global Network, in collaboration with and supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
ClinfoMATE – Conceptual foundations for a digital tool for enhancing the development of a Climate Service market
Apr 16, 2019 - Study - Topic: Climate Information & Services
The use of Climate Information by sectoral users is often limited as climate information does not comply with the users’ needs, access is limited, climate data is not processable or not understandable. Moreover, the Climate Service market (providers and products) is not transparent to potential users and Climate Service providers often don’t know how to assess user needs. In face of lacking procedures for user-provider interaction processes of climate information delivery is often time consuming and inefficient. Hence, the global objectives of ClinfoMATE are: • Enhancing the CS market • Creating transparency of the CS market • Enhancing the access to CS products • Enhancing the effectiveness of CS provision • Providing structured guidance and support for users to engage in climate risk assessment • Reconciling user needs and providers capabilities • Enhancing user-provider interaction and knowledge brokerage A prototype of ClinfoMATE can be accessed here: www.clinfomate.nozilla.de
Emerging lessons for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Strategic entry points and processes
Apr 15, 2019 - Report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
This study highlights success factors and entry points for mainstreaming EbA based on 16 practical case studies from Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Philippines and Viet Nam in the following contexts: 1. National planning and development processes (e.g. climate policy and budget allocation) 2. Sectoral policies and regulatory frameworks (e.g. sector planning and land-use planning) 3. Local and community planning processes (e.g. village planning, municipal planning) 4. Private sector engagement (e.g. public-private partnerships) 5. Capacity building. It also summarizes emerging lessons learnt for mainstreaming, including identifying policy entry points, strengthen institutional collaboration, engaging multiple actors and effective communication. This report reflects the knowledge, experience and lessons learned of the many practitioners who have been leaders in the design, implementation and mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) measures. It is based on the findings of four country reports on ‘entry points for EbA mainstreaming’, expert dialogues within the BMU IKI funded International EbA Community of Practice (EbA-CoP), and case studies from the web-platform PANORAMA Solutions for a Healthy Planet.
Adaptation Briefing: Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation – An Introduction
Apr 12, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
This paper is the second of the Adaptation Briefing series under the NDC Support Cluster, which aims to provide concise and easy to digest information on key topics, relevant for projects working on climate change adaptation. The Briefings – besides short thematic introductions – offer well-selected references, which provide a rich source of further knowledge and information on practical solutions and can help projects navigate adaptation processes in their respective countries. This briefing offers short insights into the benefits of monitoring, evaluation and learning of adaptation measures and how integrated monitoring systems can help to keep sustainable development on track. It shortly outlines the debate on M&E under the Paris Agreement and Katowice and provides a rich list of further sources of information.
Article: Climate Services for a Resilient Infrastructure: Planning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future of Vietnam
Apr 04, 2019 - Article - Topic: Climate Information & Services
Viet Nam currently is one of the top five countries most vulnerable to climate change (World Bank, 2019). Every year, Viet Nam invests billions of US dollars into long-term infrastructure projects, particularly coastal protection infrastructure (Nguyen X. T. and David D. 2009). However, future climate conditions are seldom considered systematically in the planning of such infrastructure, leading to bad investment decisions and consequently to high risks for economic losses in the face of emerging climate change. In compliance with Viet Nam’s commitment to achieve goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), part of which is making infrastructure sustainable and resilient, and plan to set out and implement its Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP), National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and Nationally Determined Contributions (I) NDCs, efforts are being made to increase resilience of infrastructure nationwide. This article summarizes some initial findings of Viet Nam’s efforts and presents an innovative approach with 3 strategic measures: 1) To enhance provision of user-friendly climate services for infrastructure planners; 2) To enhance the use of climate services and consideration of climate risk assessment for infrastructure planning process and 3) To mainstream the approach of climate-proofing for infrastructure into the SEDP, NDC and NAP of Viet Nam. The article provides an insight into Viet Nam’s strategy of enhancing climate services as a basis for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into infrastructure planning. It was translated and adapted from the Vietnamese original, which was published March 2019 in the Journal of Economy Forecast Review, No. 7, Volume 03/2019, pp.10 – 15
Study on Enhancing Climate Services for the Road and Bridges Infrastructure Sector in Costa Rica
Apr 03, 2019 - Report - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Infrastructures are the fundamental basis for the sustainable development of a society’s economic prosperity and social well-being. The road infrastructure system in Costa Rica is especially vulnerable to extreme hydro-meteorological events. In the period from 2005 to 2017 such events caused economic losses of about US$ 2.210 million in the infrastructure sector of which more than half refers to road infrastructure (CNE 2017). In order to guarantee the functionality of the road infrastructure in the future and minimize costs for their preservation and reconstruction, climate proof infrastructure systems are essential. Climate risk management processes require the availability of adequate climate information which can be incorporated into development decisions and policy at relevant scale. In order to enhance the provision and use of climate information the current state of a National Climate Service for the context of the road infrastructure sector needs to be assessed and analysed. The baseline assessment is based on the concept and structure of the Global Framework of Climate Services. The study provides an overview of the Climate Service inventory which encompasses currently available Climate Service capacities and specific products. It furthermore reflects the current use and demands of Climate Services from the road infrastructure sector and lays out potential measures for enhancing Climate Services for the road and bridges infrastructure sector as a basis for efficient and effective adaptation planning.
Intégration des changements climatiques dans la Note Analytique au Bénin
Apr 02, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
En application des nouvelles directives de l’UEMOA portant sur les aspects juridique et comptable de la planification du développement, le Bénin a adopté une loi pour pallier aux problèmes persistants de l’articulation entre les stratégies nationales de développement et les budgets. L’une des implications de cette loi et des précédentes directives de l’UEMOA est l’élaboration de la Note Analytique sur le programme de développement. La Note Analytique est un document qui est élaboré chaque année sur le programme de développement en annexe à la loi des finances. La prise en compte de la dimension environnement et le Changement Climatique dans la Note Analytique annexée à la loi des finances 2019 au Bénin a suivi une approche participative intégrée au processus générique d’élaboration de ladite note. Le factsheet donne plus de détails sur l’intégration des changements climatiques dans la Note Analytique.
Etat des lieux des capacités pour la planification de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques au Bénin
Apr 02, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Pour la réussite de la mise en œuvre du processus de Plan National d’Adaptation dans les Pays les Moins Avancés, il est indispensable d’identifier les capacités actuelles de façon approfondie et de fixer des objectifs à moyen terme. Dans ce cadre, le Bénin a conduit en octobre 2017 l’état des lieux des capacités de mise en œuvre et de détermination de la vision à moyen terme de son processus PNA. L’outil SNAP (« Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning », en français « Etat des lieux pour la planification de l’adaptation au niveau national ») développé par la GIZ a été utilisé pour mener cette activité. Son application a permis d’identifier le niveau actuel des facteurs de succès des plans nationaux d’adaptation, de fixer des objectifs stratégiques réalisables à moyen terme pour le renforcement des capacités d’adaptation et de proposer des mesures concrètes pour atteindre les objectifs fixés. Le factsheet décrit la méthodologie utilisée et les résultats de l’état des capacités de planification et de mise en œuvre de l’adaptation au Bénin.
Intégration des changements climatiques dans le Plan National de Développement Sanitaire au Bénin
Apr 02, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Le Bénin s’est doté en 2009 d’un Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS) qui couvre la période 2009 – 2018. Après son évaluation à mi-parcours en 2016, les acteurs du secteur ont entrepris d’élaborer un nouveau document de politique nationale en matière de santé qui prend en compte les changements climatiques. Les travaux menés par les experts en climatologie, modélisation climatique, nutrition et maladies vectorielles ont abouti à l’identification de la chaîne d’impact des changements climatiques sur le secteur de la santé au Bénin. Les résultats présentent l’influence des déterminants climatiques majeurs sur la santé au Bénin. Leurs impacts sur la programmation du PNDS ont été identifiés et des mesures d’adaptation ont été intégrées. Les coûts additionnels des mesures d’adaptation ont été estimés et intégrés dans le budget du PNDS et des indicateurs pour le suivi et évaluation ont été élaborés. Le factsheet donne plus de détails sur l’intégration des changements climatiques dans le Plan National de Développement Sanitaire.
The Relation Between Climate Change Adaptation & Coastal Protection Planning in the Mekong Delta – The Role of Climate Services for the Decision Support System to Avoid Loss & Damage and Minimize Future Costs
Apr 02, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
The Decision Support Tool (DST) for the Coastal Protection for the Mekong Delta (CPMD) provides an analysis of the current geographical, geological and hydrological situation along the Mekong Delta’s coastline. Besides a surveillance of changes of the coastal regimes over the last decades until today, it also includes an assessment of the major coastal protection infrastructure, including dykes and sluice gates, embankments as well as eco-based foreshore protections such as the mangrove belt. Climate Change, however, adds the future as a new perspective and changes the parameters of the DST “equation” through the application of different climate models and scenarios. This essay elaborates on the role of tailor made Climate Services for decision-making advice for coastal infrastructure planning and how Climate Services can be incorporated into the DST handled by the Vietnamese Government.
Orientation Guide on Concepts, Terms and Definitions in the Context of Climate Services & Infrastructure Climate Risk Management
Apr 02, 2019 - Manual - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
This orientation guide is focussing on terms and terminology related to Climate Services on the one side, and infrastructure climate risk management on the other. Hence, this glossary occupies a niche in climate risk research and practice. So far less attention has been on focussing on the Climate Service specialized terminology as well as infrastrucfurre specific issues related to climate risk. This guide has been built to develop a common understanding amongst partners of the Climate Services for Infrastructure Investment (CSI) project.
Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments – Baseline Assessment Report for the Nile Basin Countries
Apr 02, 2019 - Report - Topic: Climate Information & Services
Every year, emerging economies and developing countries invest billions in long‐term infrastructure projects. However, their plans often fail to take account of future climate change. This leads to high risks of damage and misguided investments. This especially accounts for the Nile Basin, where water related infrastructure provides food and energy security to entire nations. Known as Climate Services, user‐oriented climate information and products (e.g. risk and vulnerability analyses) are required that enable public and private decision‐makers to raise the resilience of national infrastructures. Many countries within the Nile Basin region so far lack the institutional, technical and service‐related conditions they need to set up and mainstream climate services in their planning procedures and regulations. In order to enhance the provision of Climate Services for infrastructure investments, a baseline assessment of available Climate Services has been conducted focusing on the assessment of respective capabilities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) in Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The assessment is based on data collected in interviews, surveys and workshops.
The Role of Climate Data in the Planning Processes in Germany for Bridges, Hydropower Dams and Coastal Protection
Apr 02, 2019 - Study - Topic: Climate Information & Services
The incorporation of climate change into infrastructure planning is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Due to insufficient planning and usage of climate services and predictions, adaptation measures failed under the threat of climatic events. Such an example can be seen in the floods in Dresden, Hamburg and other cities in many conceding years, where the waters still managed to flood the city, although adaptation measures had been put in place. Therefore the question arises of, how does the planning of certain infrastructure projects work and where are the entry points for climate data and information? The act of planning, organizing and constructing any infrastructure project however is a very complex and comprehensive topic. The process runs through a lot of steps and incorporates a vast sum of actors involved. This report aims to give an overview of the planning processes in Germany for bridges, hydropower dams and coastal protection and where in such processes climate data are required. Certain codes, standards, norms and regulations will be assessed to understand how the decision making processes are influenced.
Climate Services in Germany – Stakeholders, Challenges, Factors of Success
Apr 02, 2019 - Study - Topic: Climate Information & Services
Within the German Adaptation Strategy, municipalities in Germany are given a special role in its implementation and that is why they represent one of the largest target groups for Climate Services. Local climate information and services are therefore necessary for tailored adaptation measures in urban development or civil engineering projects. The study provides 6 main recommendations for an enhanced provision and use of Climate Services for adaptation planning in Germany
Assessment of Climate Service Providers Capabilities in Brazil
Apr 02, 2019 - Report - Topic: Climate Information & Services
The Assessment of Climate Service Providers Capabilities in Brazil has been conducted as part of the baseline asssessment for the Climate Service for Infrastructure Investment (CSI) project. It demonstrates that a diverse set of stakeholders exist that provides Climate Services for different sectors and decision making context. Nontheless it also demonstrates a shortcoming that many stakeholders in the Climate Service debate address: The lack of adequate exchange with users of Climate Services for the delivery of tailor made and user-centred climate Information products. The report is in Portuguese.
NAPCC Country Case Study India
Apr 01, 2019 - 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.
Safeguarding NDC Implementation: Building resilience into energy systems
Mar 25, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
This short brief developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as a contribution to the IKI NDC Support Cluster aims to enhance awareness and highlight the importance of integrating weather and climate-related risk into the planning stages of energy infrastructure development. As countries are developing long-term low-carbon development strategies and pursue mitigation measures as part of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), it is essential to increase understanding about the need to identify and assess climate-related risks when appraising new energy projects or managing infrastructure portfolios. Taking into consideration the potential risks of climate change will improve the response rate of the energy system to environmental stresses while safeguarding investments into mitigation efforts and the integrity of energy assets and systems.
Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Getting Started on Alignment (OVERVIEW BRIEF 2)
Mar 21, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: NAP & NDC
This is the second in a series of briefs by the NAP Global Network focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The brief explores how countries can get started on aligning different policy processes by defining alignment objectives, identifying entry points and putting enabling factors in place.
État des lieux des capacités de planification aux changements climatiques au Sénégal
Mar 21, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Pour la réussite de la mise en œuvre du processus de Plan National d’Adaptation dans les Pays les Moins Avancés, il est indispensable d’identifier les capacités actuelles de façon approfondie et de fixer des objectifs à moyen terme. Dans ce cadre, le Sénégal a réalisé l’état des lieux des capacités de mise en œuvre et déterminé la vision à moyen terme de son processus PNA. L’outil SNAP (« Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning », en français « Etat des lieux pour la planification de l’adaptation au niveau national ») développé par la GIZ a été utilisé pour mener cette activité. Son application a permis d’identifier le niveau actuel des facteurs de succès des plans nationaux d’adaptation, de fixer des objectifs stratégiques réalisables à moyen terme pour le renforcement des capacités d’adaptation et de proposer des mesures concrètes pour atteindre les objectifs fixés. Le factsheet décrit la méthodologie utilisée pendant ce processus au Sénégal, l’état actuelle des capacités, le niveau souhaité des capacités dans le moyen terme et les actions d’amélioration phares identifiées.
Intégration des changements climatiques dans la gestion intégrée de l’eau au Senegal
Mar 21, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Le Sénégal a formulé et adopté le Plan d’Action pour la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (PAGIRE). Le PAGIRE est le référentiel en matière de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau du Sénégal. Au terme de sa mise en œuvre, le Gouvernement a initié l’actualisation du PAGIRE pour la période 2018-2025 pour prendre en compte les nouveaux enjeux et défis liés notamment à la mise en œuvre des orientations de la Lettre de Politique Sectorielle de Développement (LPSD 2017-2025) et les exigences relatives à la mise en œuvre des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD), de la gouvernance participative de l’eau, à l’intégration du genre et à l’adaptation aux changements climatiques (ACC). Le factsheet, d’une part, décrit la méthodologie utilisée pendant le processus d’intégration des changements climatiques dans le PAGIRE et d’autre part, revient sur les résultats phares qui consistent entre autres, (1) à la réalisation de la chaîne d’impact des changements climatiques sur les ressources en eau au Sénégal, (2) à l’intégration de l’ACC et de son budget dans le PAGIRE 2018 – 2025 du Sénégal.
Analyse du processus de planification et de budgétisation au Sénégal pour une meilleure prise en compte de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques
Mar 21, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Mainstreaming & NAP
Le Sénégal a adopté une nouvelle stratégie de développement pour accélérer sa marche vers l’émergence à travers le Plan Sénégal Emergent (PSE). Cependant, les études menées dans le cadre de l’élaboration de la CPDN ont montré une grande vulnérabilité du Sénégal aux impacts du changement climatique. Afin d’assurer une meilleure prise en compte de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques (ACC) aux niveaux national, sectoriel, et local, une étude sur l’analyse du processus de planification et de budgétisation au Sénégal a été menée sur la base d’outil NAP Align. Au sortir de cette analyse, il est noté que le dispositif de suivi budgétaire actuel ne permet pas d’avoir une vue globale, consolidée et exhaustive des différentes dépenses liées aux changements climatiques et particulièrement à l’adaptation et des recommandations ont été donner. Le factsheet décrit la méthodologie utilisée pendant ce processus au Sénégal et les principaux points d’entrée pour une meilleure prise en compte de l’ACC dans la planification du développement à tous les niveaux.
How bottom-up M&E insights can inform national adaptation planning and reporting
Mar 19, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Monitoring & Evaluation
Most adaptation actions are local and closely related to development needs, so it is important to develop and use local monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to capture what is happening on the ground and integrate lessons from this into national and global M&E systems. This briefing by the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) explores how learning from the local to national level informs planning and reporting from the bottom up, providing stronger evidence for adaptation assessments. Drawing on experience in Mali, Senegal, Morocco and Kenya, it unpacks how effective vertical integration of subnational and national M&E can improve national planning and lead to more robust reporting while saving time and resources by making use of existing data collection mechanisms.
Utilization and Dissemination Guide for the ‘Prioritization Methodology of Adaptation Measures
Mar 08, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
On November 23, 2018, the second version of the ‘Methodology for the Prioritization of Adaptation Measures against Climate Change’ (in Spanish) was launched at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. The Methodology integrates and deepens the use of EbA and is designed to work with those adaptation measures that make use of environmental services (or ecosystem services), biodiversity and other activities that can be classified as “green” to reduce a population’s vulnerability, both rural and urban. With the help of these tools and through capacity building, Mexico will be able to select, prioritize and implement a portfolio of adaptation measures that increase the adaptive capacities ad reduce vulnerabilities of the systems and actors involved.
The Role of the NAP Process in Translating NDC Adaptation Goals into Action. Linking NAP Processes and NDCs (Arabic Version) – دور إجراءات خطّة التكيُف الوطنية في ترجمة أهداف التكيُف في المساهمات المحددة وطنياً إلى عمل – ربط إجراءات خطّة التكيُف الوطنية بالمسهامات المحددة وطنياً
Mar 01, 2019 - Study - Topic: NAP & NDC
ملحق المخاطر – التابع لكتاب المصادر الخاص بالقابلية للتأثر
Mar 01, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Arabic translation of the Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook is now available.
Suplemento de Riesgo para el Libro de la Vulnerabilidad
Feb 27, 2019 - Guide - Topic: Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Spanish translation of the Risk Supplement to the Vulnerability Sourcebook is now available.
Comprehensive Climate Risk Management – Promising pathways to avert, minimise and address Loss and Damage
Feb 25, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Climate Risk Management
Comprehensive Climate Risk Management (CRM) is an approach that aims to manage risk along the entire risk continuum, from short-term extreme weather events such as storms and floods to long-term gradual changes such as sea level rise and desertification. Instead of applying individual and standalone measures, it involves a combination of proven and innovative instruments that enlarges our understanding of adaptation as integrated, participatory and iterative approach to manage climate-related risk. This info sheet introduces GIZs risk-based approach to manage Loss & Damage. By analysing risks and identifying suitable solutions on a technical level, this approach supports decision makers from the public and private sector in forward-looking planning.
Adaptation Briefing: Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development – an Introduction
Feb 21, 2019 - Guide - Topic: NAP & NDC
This paper is the first of the Adaptation Briefing series under the NDC Support Cluster, which aims to provide concise and easy to digest information on key topics, relevant for projects working on climate change adaptation. The Briefings – besides short thematic introductions – offer well-selected references, which provide a rich source of further knowledge and information on practical solutions and can help projects navigate adaptation processes in their respective countries. This Briefing gives a short introduction to alignment as an underlying principle of international agendas such as the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction to advance climate-resilient development.
Understanding and Increasing Finance for Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries
Feb 07, 2019 - Study - Topic: Adaptation Finance
The study by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and adelphi explores the current state of finance for climate adaptation and proposes practical, near term solutions to both fill in knowledge gaps and to increase investment. While many of the suggestions can also be applied in developed countries, which often face similar challenges in measuring and deploying adaptation finance, the focus of the report and selected examples highlight the role for developing country national governments and stakeholders in supporting increased knowledge and investment in adaptation. Latter comprise development finance institutions, local governments, and civil society organizations including academic institutions.
Improving Nutrition Outcomes in Food Systems and their Benefits to Climate Action
Feb 06, 2019 - Policy Brief - Topic: Demand Side Measures
This new publication by GIZ explores the overlap between climate-smart food production and nutrition sensitive food consumption. The policy brief gives an overview of the global climate challenge, the global nutrition crisis and links the two by proposing so called “demand side measures”. This group of actions includes food loss and waste reduction and changes in human diets towards products that are less GHG intensive. Concrete examples are presented on how industrialized and developed countries alike have started tackling this challenge by strengthening urban-rural linkages in food systems, linking nutrition outcomes to climate change outcomes, and mainstreaming nutrition outcomes across sectors beyond agriculture.
Water Funds: An option to implement Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures (EbA)
Jan 07, 2019 - Fact sheet - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Latin American countries are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in particular to the intensity of rainy periods, which increase the probability of floods and landslides, as well as to periods of prolonged droughts. Restoring environmental water functions through sustainable mechanisms is an option to link ecosystems, cities and climate risk. Through the GIZ Sector Network for Environmental Management and Rural Development (GADeR-ALC) Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador came together to develop technical-communication material that shows in a practical way how Water Funds are an option to implement Ecosystem-based Adaptation measures. Water Funds are stable, transparent and long-term financial mechanisms that gather a variety of users as well as public and private actors around a common goal to contribute to water security through Nature-based Solutions and sustainable watershed management.
Documentation of 4th EbA Knowledge Day during CBD COP 14, 26 November 2018 – Sharm El Sheikh
Dec 18, 2018 - Workshop report - Topic: Ecosystem-based Adaptation
4th EbA Knowledge Day – organized by the Secretariat of CBD, GIZ and IUCN at the Rio Conventions Pavilion of CBD COP 14 – convened under the overall theme of ‘Biodiversity conservation and infrastructure development.’ The event included input presentations, panel discussions and a market place showcasing practical examples of nature-based solutions and possibilities how to better align these to engineering-based solutions for disaster and climate resilience. Participants learnt from current approaches, opportunities and challenges for aligning biodiversity conservation with infrastructure development in the context of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction both at policy and implementation level. The event was organized in collaboration with the Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (FEBA) and Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) networks.
Fondos de Agua: una alternativa para implementar acciones de Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas – AbE
Nov 20, 2018 - Fact sheet - 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 by the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) 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: Introduction to Alignment (OVERVIEW BRIEF 1)
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 by the NAP Global Network 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.