Integrating slow onset processes into climate risk management

While extreme weather events (EWE) have been given due prominence in risk management, slow-onset processes (SOP) such as sea level rise or desertification have so far been less well considered. This working paper lays out definitions, key challenges, and opportunities for understanding risk and generating resilience to SOP. It describes a Climate Risk Management framework developed for this purpose, and sets out key areas for collaboration across research and develop¬ment cooperation.

Green Recovery for Practitioners Fiscal Policies – for a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Transformation

This report explores challenges and action areas for advancing green fiscal policies – in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. It assesses the fiscal response to the pandemic and looks at examples and practical steps for (1) reforming fiscal rules (2) establishing green public financial management, (3) introducing carbon pricing, and (4) developing capacities and networks to integrate recovery efforts across fiscal and environmental spheres. 

La relance verte dans la pratique: Tracer la voie vers une transformation durable, inclusive et résiliente

La relance verte est un terme largement utilisé pour désigner les trains de mesures visant à pallier les conséquences sociales, économiques et politiques de la crise de COVID-19 d’une manière qui ouvre la voie à des réformes structurelles à long terme et à un changement de cap vers la durabilité, la protection de la biodiversité, la résilien¬ce et la neutralité climatique. Elle peut être réalisée par le biais de diverses institutions et approches juridiques et politiques, notamment en s’appuyant sur les outils existants mis au point dans le cadre des approches établies de l’économie verte.

Green Recovery for Practitioners: Setting the Course Towards a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Transformation

Green recovery is a widely used term for packages of measures addressing the social, economic and political consequences of the Covid-19 crisis in a way that sets the course for a shift towards sustainable and inclusive development, biodiversity protection, resilience and climate neutrality. This paper provides a practical framework that captures the key elements of a green recovery to inform the work of practitioners who seek to support sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recoveries.

Scoping Paper: Climate Change, Human Mobility and Climate Risk Insurance Tools

This scoping paper, produced by the BMZ-funded GIZ Global Programme on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change in collaboration with the InsuResilience Global Partnership, deals with the relationship between climate change and human mobility and the potential role of climate risk insurance tools (CRI tools) as an influencing factor on human mobility.

Insurance For Climate Adaptation: Opportunities And Limitations

Informing the Global Commission on Adaptation’s flagship report for the UN Cimate Action Summit, a new report has been published on “Insurance for Climate Adaptation: Opportunities And Limitations”. Its content elaborates on climate and disaster risk insurance, its role, its making and recommendations.

Steering International Adaptation Finance Towards the Local Level

The provision of climate finance, especially for adaptation needs in vulnerable and local communities, is considered a key element and political goal in the international climate change space. In this paper, several key challenges and potential solutions for channeling money from the international to the local level have been identified and analysed.