A New Narrative of Resilient and Climate Smart Societies – Aligning Adaptation, Mitigation and the SDGs

This strategy paper refines the findings made in the policy brief “Exploration of Adaptation-Mitigation Synergies”. There, the authors explained the necessity to link Adaptation and Mitigation for holistic climate action and resilience building with the help of the “Resilience Gap Model”. As a further development, this new paper introduced the “Adapted Resilience Gap Model”, which is meant to provide a conceptual point of departure for policymakers and stakeholders to contemplate on where and how climate action and sustainable development can be complementary or even synergistic. Regional action, innovative ideas and decentralized solutions are components of a new narrative, which calls for a rethinking of how climate action can become a proactively integrated part of an increasingly holistic multi-benefit development agenda. Negotiators, funding bodies, ministries and multilaterals, as well as practitioners and project developers want to understand how to align better their key objectives. This paper considers recent analysis of related top-down approaches (Adaptation Committee, 2019) and combines those with a complementary review of theory arising from practical experiences. It is the objective of this undertaking to project these ideas into the ecosystems of impactful sectors (energy, land use, etc.), to stipulate a theory of change, as well as the tools, that can strengthen change agents to drive a lasting paradigm shift
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