Adaptation and resilience in Vanuatu

Interpreting community perceptions of vulnerability, knowledge and power for community-based adaptation programming. Climate change is a growing threat to Vanuatu, and community-based climate assessments have recorded increasing temperatures, changed rainfall patterns and rising sea levels. This research is concerned with how development and humanitarian agencies have aimed to increase the resilience of women and men … Continue reading Adaptation and resilience in Vanuatu

Adapting Scotland’s forests for resilience to climate change

A set of 5 short film clips that show how climate change might affect Scotland's forests, and give guidance on how to increase resilience to climate change threats. The resources mentioned in the videos are available on Forestry Commission Scotland's Climate Change pages and through Forest Research's Tools to support forest management decisions. This work was … Continue reading Adapting Scotland’s forests for resilience to climate change

Helping Pacific Island communities adapt to a changing climate

Pacific Island countries, some of which stand just a few metres above sea level, form one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. The nature-based livelihoods and diverse cultures of these island nations are being challenged, and in some cases overwhelmed, by rising sea levels, air and ocean temperatures, acidification levels, and shifting rainfall and storm patterns—effects … Continue reading Helping Pacific Island communities adapt to a changing climate

Case Study: Fiji Vital Food Security and Food Production

Climate change in Fiji is causing a large increase in the incidence and intensity of extreme rainfall -- the ensuing floodwaters are simply overwhelming the current drainage systems in Fiji's low-lying agricultural areas, and when the rivers and creeks are unable to drain excess water, crops are ruined, healthy local foods become scarce, the local … Continue reading Case Study: Fiji Vital Food Security and Food Production

Strengthening Gender considerations in adaptation planning and implementation in the least developed countries

Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risk while vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people's adaptive capacity. Climate hazards do not affect all people within a community or even the same household equally because some people have greater capacity than others to manage the … Continue reading Strengthening Gender considerations in adaptation planning and implementation in the least developed countries

Towards a more effective, efficient and fair climate finance regime

The SEI initiative on Climate Finance is a two year (2015-2016) research programme focusing on the governance of climate finance. The initiative has two core objectives: 1) to build and share new knowledge and insights on key issues that create complexity and fragmentation in climate finance, and 2) to identify ways to improve international governance … Continue reading Towards a more effective, efficient and fair climate finance regime