Effective decision making that helps societies around the world adapt to a changing climate will require answers to a number of complex, unresolved policy questions.
World Resources 2010 is commissioning short papers from thought leaders and prominent practitioners which seek to answer, or inform, these key questions. Four or Five experts will give their perspective on each question, drawing on lessons they have learned and opinions they have drawn from firsthand research and/or decision making in the field. A separate group of experts will act as commentators on each set of commissioned papers. Both authors and commentators will be drawn from developing and industrialized countries and from a range of backgrounds including national and local government planning, risk analysis, climate adaptation policy and ecosystems conservation.
We hope the exchange - all of which can be accessed on this website - will provide significant input to the adaptation policy community, especially in the developing world. It will also inform the policy guidance in the WRR summary report.
- 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