Most read reports
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- ECOWAS calls for increased coordination to address security and developmental challenges in Sahel region
- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
This guidebook targets both governmental and non-governmental organisations mandated with or engaged in the planning of adaptation, DRR and development measures. It aims to support these processes by providing a standardised methodology for assessing climate risks in the context of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and to showcase potential co-benefits of EbA based on direct and indirect linkages to other sectors.
Adaptation of agricultural practices and technologies to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa
This sourcebook aims to assist in building awareness, knowledge and capacity about why, how and in which contexts ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) valuation can be used to inform, guide and influence adaptation decision-making. The sourcebook combines information on valuation theory and methods with 40 real-world examples and practical steps for commissioning, designing and implementing EbA valuation studies.
The Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Program Programme aims to strengthen the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes. The programme in Vanuatu (which has been operational for 8 years) was structured in 3 components in 2016: (1) Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptation strategies; (2) Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures; (3) Climate change and education.
Protecting migrants from human traffickers and people smugglers.
28.11.2016 – The Pacific Islands are particularly hard hit by climate change. Smartphone apps are helping people there protect themselves from natural disasters.
Many island states in the Asia-Pacific region are feeling the impacts of climate change particularly strongly. Large numbers of islanders earn their living from agriculture or fishing, and this makes them especially vulnerable to extreme weather events like cyclones, floods or droughts.
11.11.2016 – Whether facing strong rains or heat waves, cities can use various strategies to protect themselves against climate change impacts.
29.08.2016 – GIZ's Fit for School programme supports ministries of education across South-East Asia in improving hygiene in schools and facilitating a healthy environment for learning.
‘Water for Sustainable Growth’ is the theme of this year’s World Water Week, which is taking place in Stockholm from 28 August to 2 September 2016. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is participating in the conference and will be presenting a number of its projects dedicated to equal access to water and sanitation.
At the Fall 2015 meeting of the Consultative Group of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) (Berlin, 28-29 October, 2015), the GFDRR Secretariat was asked to prepare a discussion paper on the nexus between natural disasters, conflict and fragility in order to guide GFDRR activities in the future. This version of the paper is jointly sponsored by the GFDRR and the Government of Germany.
This discussion paper is timely for three reasons:
10.12.2015 – Extreme weather events have increased significantly as a result of climate change. Droughts and floods threaten crop yields in many countries. GIZ is working with partner countries to make climate risk insurance available to affected farmers to protect them against losses.
10.11.2015 – Mobile teams are in operation. GIZ is also assisting municipalities along the transit route that are finding their capacities stretched.
In 2013, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) implemented the “Educate First: Improving Access to Schools through Community Reconstruction and Savings” project in western Côte d’Ivoire to address the demand and supply barriers to primary education in areas that suffered from post-election violence in 2011. The Educate First project consists of three different programs, each separately managed:
Wanda Hummel and Tobias Pietz
The Vulnerability Sourcebook provides step-by-step guidelines to conduct vulnerability assessments and to monitor changes in vulnerability over time. Repeating vulnerability assessments on a regular basis is a rather new approach and serves as a valuable tool for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation by showing whether a reduction in vulnerability has really been achieved.
This guide responds to the emerging needs of many communities in the Pacific Islands whose members are expressing concerns about storm damage, sea-level rise, and the frequency and severity of coastal flooding events and shoreline erosion. For the purpose of the guide, the term “coastal zone” refers to the entire area from the upland forest out to the reef edge. On small low-lying islands and atolls, the entire island would be considered the coastal zone.
The term “coastal change” refers to:
NOUS, représentants des États et Territoires insulaires océaniens1 , du Timor-Leste, des organisations de la société civile, des organisations régionales et des partenaires du développement présents à la sixième session de la Plateforme océanienne pour la gestion des risques de catastrophe, tenue à Suva (Fidji), du 2 au 4 juin 2014 ;
CONSCIENTS des défis à relever pour renforcer la résilience aux risques climatiques et aux catastrophes en Océanie, tout en inscrivant la région dans une logique de développement durable ;
WE, the representatives of Pacific Island Countries and Territories , Timor Leste, civil society organisations, regional organisations and development partners attending the Sixth Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management in Suva, 2-4 June 2014;
MINDFUL, of the challenge of strengthening the climate and disaster resilience of the Pacific islands region in the context of sustainable development;
Executive summary and key findings
‘Resilience’ is supposed to offer us a new way of thinking about development assistance. The concept focuses aid efforts on the people who most frequently suffer from crisis or who have the most limited choices in their lives. Resilience makes the overriding goal that people can cope better for themselves whatever the future may bring, and that they have more freedoms and choices in their lives. Much of the theorising around resilience, however, suggests that it depends on things like good governance, a wide range of economic opportunities and cohesive societies.