World Resources Report 2010-2011
Welcome to the new website for the World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision Making in a Changing Climate.
A collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute, WRR 2010-2011 argues that climate change requires a different approach to decision making as governments prepare for a much hotter world.
The report provides practical guidance to national-level decision makers in developing countries on how to make more effective plans and policies for adaptation to climate change. These public officials are already facing a wide range of present and future climate impacts that they must respond to, yet the relevant decisions are often difficult and contentious. World Resources 2010-2011 seeks to help governments focus on how such complex decisions should be made.
We examine current practices, case studies, and research, drawing lessons and highlighting innovative policy approaches in a useful, accessible form. Contributors include over 100 government officials, academics, civil society leaders, international agency officials, scientists, and frontline practitioners from 36 countries.
Below is a navigation guide for the wide range of content available on the WRR website to help you explore this report.
WRR 2010-2011: In this section, you’ll find the full World Resources Report 2010-2011 Synthesis Report, which presents key elements of effective adaptation decision making and gives recommendations for government decision makers, donors and civil society. You can download a PDF of the entire book or individual chapters, and provide comments.
Research: This tab contains all of the background research for World Resources 2010-2011, including full versions of our case studies, expert papers and commentaries, and findings from in person roundtables and simulation exercises. This expert research presents a wealth of content on many key aspects of adaptation policymaking.
WRR Blog: Here, you’ll find short pieces where WRR contributors elaborate on a specific issue or topic presented in the book. You can share your feedback or suggest a topic you’d like to see us blog about.
Adaptation News: Adaptation is a rapidly changing, evolving issue. Each week, we look for what we think are some of the most interesting developments in the adaptation world and present short summaries here, with links to the original source.
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