The impacts of climate change are complex and inter-connected. Effective adaptation will therefore require extensive coordination both across sectors and between different levels of decision making - local, regional, and national. Integrated approaches to problem-solving will rely on cooperation between multiple sectors and all levels of government.
Working with the National Adaptive Capacity (NAC) Framework and the Rapid Institutional Analysis for Adaptation (ARIA) teams at the World Resources Institute, the World Resources Report (WRR) explores the role of coordination in climate change adaptation policy and decision making. Our aim is to gather information from experts on the coordination institutions and mechanisms already in use, or under development, in different countries to manage adaptation at the national level. The following activities will guide our findings:
- A short, open survey sent to the Climate-L listserv
- A more in-depth survey sent to targeted individuals in countries of interest
- An online, moderated discussion on this site
- An in-person roundtable at the climate summit in Cancun, Mexico (COP16) building off the issues highlighted in the two surveys.
We will post the results of these research activities shortly, and we welcome your comments and ideas.
- Expert Perspectives on...
- Does climate change require new approaches to making decisions?
- How can we balance today’s pressing needs with long term risks?
- How can development agencies help vulnerable countries adapt effectively?
- Must we fundamentally change course to conserve ecosystems in a changing climate?
- How can information for adaptation decision making be collected and disseminated so as to advance integration of climate risks into plans and policies and be useful for those who need it most?
- What types of information are needed for adaptation decision making?
- Thought leaders explore how to meet both today’s development challenges and tomorrow’s climate risks.
- How can national-level governments learn from the private sector and encourage investment and decision making to promote the public good in a changing climate?
- How can civil society best support, and hold accountable, national-level governments in their efforts to integrate climate change risks into planning and policy-making processes?
- Case Studies
- Controlling Yangtze River Floods: A New Approach
- Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events: Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Mongolia
- Namibia: Combating Land Degradation with Tools for Local-Level Decision-Making
- Nepal: Responding Proactively to Glacial Hazards
- Increasing Food Security: Mali's National Meteorological Service Helps Farmers Manage Climate Risk
- Indonesia: Managing Peatland Fire Risk in Central Kalimantan Province
- Mangrove Restoration and Rehabilitation for Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam
- Bangladesh's Comprehensive Approach to Disaster Management
- Rwanda: Ecosystem Restoration and Sustainable Hydropower Production
- South Africa: Ecosystem-Based Planning for Climate Change
- China's Agricultural Development: Adaptation in Action
- Brazil: Fire and Flood Responses in the Amazon
- In-Country Simulations
- Decision-Making In Depth