Adverse weather and climate variability are impacting the agriculture production in all regions of the world. The effects are felt especially hard by small-scale agricultural producers. Currently around 2.9 million small-scale producers and workers in over 75 countries participate in Fair Trade schemes.
Nature-based solutions can be an effective way to address environmental and social challenges, including adaptation to climate change and nature-related financial risks faced by economies around the globe. Although private sector engagement has picked up, nature-based solutions remain severely underfunded.
This report suggests to link Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) with agroecological approaches to transform our agri-food systems in a climate resilient and nature-friendly way. It outlines three case studies applying the approach in India, Kenya, and Guatemala, providing practical steps to merge agroecology and EbA to adapt agricultural landscapes to climate change.
The Global Report evaluates the effectiveness of using climate-sensitive macroeconomic modeling in achieving climate resilience in Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam. The report emphasizes the use of the model-based process for adaptation planning and evidence-based policymaking.
This policy brief gives an overview of pastoral systems in Africa’s drylands in the face of a changing climate – and serves as a short version of a technical background paper. It highlights the remarkable ability of pastoralists to adapt to the impacts of climate change, gives valuable insights and offers lessons e.g. for smallholder farming in drylands. The publication explores key factors enabling and hampering the resilience of pastoral systems. It demonstrates the link between pastoralists’ climate resilience and agroecological principles of good governance and diversification.
This technical background paper dives deep into pastoral systems in Africa’s drylands in the face of a changing climate – and complements a shorter policy brief. It highlights the remarkable ability of pastoralists to adapt to the impacts of climate change, gives valuable insights and offers lessons e.g. for smallholder farming in drylands. The publication explores key factors enabling and hampering the resilience of pastoral systems. It demonstrates the link between pastoralists’ climate resilience and agroecological principles of good governance and diversification. As an appropriate enabling environment is based on good governance, access to land and water, strong customary institutions, diversification and integration of different systems.
This publication gives an overview of justice challenges in EbA and outlines the international context. It highlights entry points for enhancing justice based EbA in project planning and implementation, the international climate and biodiversity finance system as well as in the national context.
Many regions in the Philippines are at risk of slow onset processes, such as sea level rise, land degradation and desertification, changes in rainfall and drought. The IMPACT project undertook a study of perceptions of slow onset climatic risks and migration in the Philippines, and the causality and impact both in the destination and origin areas. By following a people-centered research approach, the study is based on Key Expert Interviews, Participatory Rural Appraisals and Individual and Collective Storytelling Interviews, which have been conducted across the three major island groups of the Philippines (Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon). The collected data have been evaluated regarding internal and international migration patterns, as well as, for each of the considered areas, perceptions of environmental change, adaptation strategies and constraints, and aspects related to gender, wellbeing, and social cohesion in context of migration. The IMPACT study is closed by providing recommendations for adaptation and disaster risks, positive migration effects, and negative migration effects that can feed into policymaking.
Thematic Paper 6 emphasises the need for more coordinated joint climate and biodiversity funding at the international and national levels and outlines examples of possible sources of finance.
Thematic Paper 5: From National to Local Implementation: A Collaborative, Multi-Level Effort to Achieve Joint Climate and Biodiversity Goals
Thematic Paper 5 makes the case for collaborative and inclusive multi-level governance systems to achieve joint climate and biodiversity goals.