Botswana’s Pragmatic Approach to a Climate-Proof Economy

Sennye Masike PhD, Environmental Economist, CLIMsystems Ltd

Botswana’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) framework will contribute to the country’s climate change adaptation efforts by guiding the development of the NAP process and give direction to sectoral initiatives.

Business-as-Unusual: Working with Ghana’s Private Sector on Climate Change Adaptation

Paolo Cozzi and Kouassigan Tovivo, Implementation Specialists, Climate Analytics Inc.

Creating more climate-resilient societies will also require action from businesses. We supported the government of Ghana in developing an innovative strategy for leveraging the private sector to ensure the success of its national adaptation planning.

How National Adaptation Planning Can Help Build Peace

By Clare Church and Alec Crawford

In many states struggling with fragility, climate change vulnerability, and conflict are inextricably linked. Aligning and coordinating the agendas of climate change adaptation and peacebuilding will be imperative to ensure the sustainable development of these states. The NAP process presents a significant opportunity to bring these agendas together.

Unpacking Gender-Responsive Adaptation Finance: Key issues and the way forward

By Angie Dazé

As finance for climate change adaptation is scaled up, there is a real opportunity to promote human rights and gender equality in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.  However, without careful consideration, there is also a real risk that these investments will not benefit those who need them most—vulnerable people in communities on […]

Participatory Development of Vulnerability Assessments in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal for Better Adaptation Planning

By Sönke Marahrens, GIZ, Sarah D’haen & Melinda Noblet, Climate Analytics

Vulnerability assessments are an important part of a country’s National Adaptation Planning process, providing evidence for adaptation practitioners to make informed decisions about where adaptation action is needed most. Supported by Climate Analytics through the project “Science-based support for NAP processes in francophone Least Developed Countries of sub-Saharan Africa” (PAS-PNA)[1], the governments of Benin, Burkina […]

Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

By Angie Dazé

Climate change is THE challenge facing humanity today. Experts are raising the alarm about this crisis with increasing anxiety. Clearly, urgent action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global temperature rise over the coming years. But what about the people who are experiencing the impacts of climate change now, […]

Gender-Responsive Climate Action

Expert commentary on achieving gender-responsive climate action

At the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Parties adopted the Gender Action Plan, which outlines priority areas of action, including gender-responsive implementation of the Paris Agreement and gender balance, participation and women’s leadership. On the sidelines of COP23, the International Institute […]