This information brief discusses how policy and governance arrangements at the national level are vital for climate adaptation in the Caribbean. Local action is important but is insufficient in isolation. This report presents two tools, CCORAL and ARIA, to help address adaptation planning.

This document discusses the need for financing to support both climate change mitigation and adaptation to extreme weather events in Kupang, Indonesia. The report finds that four aspects define Indonesia’s readiness for effective climate finance: planning capacity, accessing finance, good financial governance, and private sector engagement.

In this new CDKN technical report, Xolisa Ngwadla and Samah El-Bakri explore in detail the task ahead to transform the Global Adaptation Goal in the Paris climate agreement: from warm words into real action that will save lives and livelihoods on the ground.

This brief presents insights and lessons learned from a capacity development programme on water security and climate resilient development covering eight countries in Africa – Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

Ethiopia has emerged as one of Africa’s champions in responding to the implications of climate change. This is demonstrated by the strong commitment shown by the country’s political leadership on the issues.

India has suffered from many disasters in its recent history, both natural and climate-related, and these continue to cause devastation. In November 2015, floods in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killed over 370 people and damaged crops worth US$190 m.

India has suffered from many disasters in its recent history, both natural and climate-related, and these continue to cause devastation. In November 2015, floods in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, killed over 370 people and damaged crops worth US$190 m.

Climate variability in the Caribbean may cause tropical storms and hurricanes to become more intense in the future, although perhaps not more frequent. Intense storms carry extreme, flood-inducing rainfall, and cause storm surges that can inundate coastal lowlands, affecting tourism, agriculture and major infrastructure.

Pakistan’s energy sector is in crisis. Inadequate electricity supplies cost the country US$14 bn annually and some 11,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operate at just 60% of capacity.

Women’s economic contribution to India’s rapid economic growth is now being recognised and supported by the Government of India through concrete policy and financial measures.

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