In Focus

Have U.N. climate talks finally been turned "inside out"?

Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development

With the Paris Agreement now in place, the focus should be on those putting it into practice

BRACED Updates

Where to find BRACED at COP 23

BRACED Knowledge Manager

Two years after leaving Paris with a milestone climate agreement, the UNFCCC is about to meet again –in Bonn, Germany, on November 6-17. Here is a list of where to find BRACED at the COP.

Burkina Faso’s farmers get weather information at their fingertips

Emna-Zina Thabet, Welthungerhilfe

With increasingly erratic weather patterns, it has become urgent for farmers to know when to sow or what seeds to use.

News

Despite U.S. lagging, climate action gathers speed, if limited cash

Megan Rowling and Laurie Goering

Talks lay key groundwork to a ramp-up in action to curb climate change - but take little direct action on growing losses to disasters

Gender plan seeks to put women in driving seat of climate fight

Megan Rowling

If women aren't involved in decision-making "we are not going to be living in a world that any of us want to be a part of"

U.N. talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

Megan Rowling

Agriculture, forestry and changes in land use together produce 21 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

In storm-hit St. Lucia, insurance creates a buzz

Laurie Goering

"I know for sure I don't have much to worry about, because I know my business will no longer suffer," says St. Lucia beekeeper

Weather forecasts help Ethiopian herders fight climate extremes

Elias Gebreselassie

Can better weather information help Ethiopians deal with unpredictable weather?

Can governments keep their people safe as temperatures rise?

Alex Whiting

"We are not safe, because we are moving towards a 3 degrees (hotter) world, and our governments are not ready."

Resources

Report Crisis modifiers

Katie Peters and Florence Pichon

A solution for a more flexible development-humanitarian system?

Report Impact assessment of permagardens in Uganda

Mercy Corps

Impact assessment of the permagarden activities being implemented under the BRACED programme in Uganda.

Case Study Developing decision-relevant climate information

Zaman Lebidi

Learning from the Zaman Lebidi BRACED consortium in Burkina Faso and collaboration with AMMA2050

Case Study Building resilience through adaptive management

Mercy Corps

How a resilience programme tweaked its activities based on various assessments

Report Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

Alice Caravani, Sam Greene, Nella Canales Trujillo and Aklilu Amsalu

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level.

Report Driving resilience: Market approaches to disaster recovery

Mercy Corps

Some of the greatest impact in disaster recovery may come through support to local markets and financial institutions that affected populations rely on most to cope and recover.

Reality of Resilience

2016 in review: BRACED in the context of climate shocks and stresses

  • Last Updated: 06/09/2017
  • Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Niger, Nepal, Mauritania, Myanmar, Mali, Kenya, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso

About BRACED

BRACED is helping people become more resilient to climate extremes in South and Southeast Asia and in the African Sahel and its neighbouring countries. To improve the integration of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation methods into development approaches, BRACED seeks to influence policies and practices at the local, national and international level

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The internal Learning Lounge offers BRACED partners the opportunity to have discussions on specific topics, connect to peers, share learning, ask for advice and network. Please note that you can only register and access the Learning Lounge if you are a BRACED partner.

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How to ensure food security in times of climate change

Climate change is likely to disrupt food production in many regions. How can we mitigate its impact?

Blogs

Throwing the dice on climate risk insurance

Can games help policymakers make the right choices to reduce disaster risk?


As climate disasters surge, world puzzles over who will pay

Innovative ideas to raise cash are not moving ahead at U.N. climate talks


Want to understand climate change in Myanmar? Talk to kids

Children can play an important role in talking about climate change in their communities.


Should welfare recipients be first in line for scarce adaptation cash?

An experiment in Mozambique suggests targeting climate adaptation at those receiving social welfare payments makes sense


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