Examples of growing climate action: Adaptation
Read inspiring stories that prove that action is happening on the ground to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change
- (Posted 23 January) Adaptation using modern and Inca techniques is making a difference for llama farmers in Peru. For indigenous communities, climate change is a very real problem; it means less rain, more wind, increasingly large variations between the biting cold of the morning and the baking afternoon sun. Above all it has become completely unpredictable.
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- (Posted 8 January) Weaving a more climate resilient future in Colombia - with the help of researchers from Bioversity International and the Cgiar Research Program on Climate Change & Food Security, Colombian sisal growers identified local vulnerabilities to climate change impacts and barriers to the adoption of climate-smart agriculture, and are now making their living in a different way with great results: bit.ly/1g2w9Oj
- (Posted 16 December) 33 cities in 20 countries around the word have been recognized by the Rockefller Foundation as particularly well adapted to climatate change bit.ly/192KM34
- (Posted 22 November) Turning disaster into opportunity: Adaptation action in The Netherlands in response to rising sea levels. This includes a storm surge barrier to protect the delta city, Rotterdam, subsidies for green roofs, floating homes and even floating cities.
- (Posted 23 October) In the Philippines, UN Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, Senator Loren Legarda has unveiled the National Resilience Award to inspire local leadership to build safer communities. Read more: bit.ly/1a2UMH4
- (Posted 16 October) The African Risk Capacity provides an innovative and unique financing model to protect vulnerable communities. The new, African-owned institution—the first of its kind on the continent and only the second in the world—aims to channel investment into adaptation activities to safeguard communities from drought and other climate change-induced impacts. bit.ly/17kIk28
- (Posted 8 October) The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has shared this useful interactive map showing what municipalities across the US are doing to plan for climate change adaptation, and which ones have climate change adaptation plans in place or in progress. bit.ly/N1NPLY
Photo: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
- An adaptation lesson from Sri Lanka: Traditional rice paddy cultivation can be an effective means of climate change adaptation. Traditional paddy varieties, versus newer varieties used in chemical intensive paddy cultivation, have strong characteristics that help them survive climate change impacts such as heavy rain, drought, and floods. bit.ly/1h4rKt5
Photo credit: Chatura Rodrigo/The Island
- (Posted 23 September) Adapt Now assists farmers in Africa to invest in climate-smart production systems, as a form of adaptation. They offer the opportunity to increase supply chain resilience through investments in sustainable farming bit.ly/1b6uj0l
- (Posted 10 September) Bangladesh – one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in the world - has emerged as an innovator and global leader in disaster management. This happened after it replaced its reactive approach to disasters with a proactive stance that seeks to reduce risks posed by extreme weather events. The world can learn a lot from the Bangladeshi experience. bit.ly/185umXX
- In the Central African Republic, people can profit from measures which help them better adapt to climate change and manage their natural resources by building the infrastructure and community networks needed to maintain political stability in the future. Check how in this new study by Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) bit.ly/18864Hw
- (Posted 28 August) Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has great ideas for cutting its carbon footprint by 50% and becoming the world's most sustainable port city bit.ly/14KScSw
- (Posted 21 August) A recent effort in India shows community radio to be a powerful tool in promoting awareness of climate change impacts and adaptation. The women of Azadpura village in Bundelkhand took to the airwaves to highlight the challenges facing their region, one of the poorest and most drought-prone in the country, and netted positive results bit.ly/17Pcf3f
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