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Working with governments and non-governmental organizations to adjust to the observed and anticipated impacts of climate change.

Achieving sustainable development requires focusing on the underlying economic, demographic, political and environmental factors that currently limit adaptive capacity and increase vulnerability to climate change. Our experts develop the strategies, tools and policy advice needed to respond effectively to the impacts of climate change on people, societies, economies and the environment. Our work in developing countries and Canada aims to:

  • Increase understanding of effective responses to the complex socioeconomic and environmental impacts of climate change
  • Develop tools and processes to facilitate these responses
  • Encourage integration of adaptation considerations into routine decision making
  • Understand the role that adaptation actions may play in either promoting or undermining peacebuilding efforts

IISD serves as the secretariat for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, has partnered in the development and use of the Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods (CRiSTAL) planning tool and its specialized versions and provides secretariat support for the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative.

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    Tools for Municipal Adaptation Action | A PRAC Webinar

    Tools for Municipal Adaptation Action | A PRAC Webinar

    This webinar highlighted two tools being used by municipalities to help with their adaptation planning process: the Climate Resilience Express toolkit developed by All One Sky and the Climate and Asset Management Network run by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). 

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    The Role of Infrastructure Planning in Flood Mitigation | A PRAC Webinar

    The Role of Infrastructure Planning in Flood Mitigation | A PRAC Webinar

    This webinar focused on the growing exposure of built infrastructure to flood risk due to climate change, and the actions being taken to mitigate this risk. 

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    The Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health on the Canadian Prairies | A PRAC Forum

    The Impacts of Climate Change on Mental Health on the Canadian Prairies | A PRAC Forum

    How climate change is impacting the mental health and well-being of communities on the Canadian Prairies

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    The Value of Natural Infrastructure | A PRAC Webinar

    The Value of Natural Infrastructure | A PRAC Webinar

    How municipalities advance climate change adaptation through management of natural infrastructure assets that provide municipal and ecosystem services.

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    Paying for it: How governments can help the private sector overcome financial barriers to investing in adaptation

    Paying for it: How governments can help the private sector overcome financial barriers to investing in adaptation

    Private sector engagement will be essential to the success of the NAP process, whether through direct financing or active participation in adaptation actions. Governments can play a key role in enabling this private sector engagement by promoting a number of enabling factors.

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    Why information sharing is key to engaging businesses in the NAP process

    Why information sharing is key to engaging businesses in the NAP process

    Private sector engagement in climate change adaptation will be necessary for countries, communities and individuals to meet the climate crisis.

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    Fossil Fuel to Clean Energy Subsidy Swaps: How to pay for an energy revolution

    Fossil Fuel to Clean Energy Subsidy Swaps: How to pay for an energy revolution

    A “subsidy swap”—reallocating some of the savings from fossil fuel subsidy reform to fund the clean energy transition—can bring in economic, social and environmental benefits.

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    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Effective climate change adaptation recognizes that women, men and children experience impacts differently depending on where they live, how they sustain their livelihoods, and the roles they play in their families and communities.

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    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    In the face of the climate crisis, there is an urgent need for the mining sector to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    Businesses around the world—big and small, from large-scale banks to smallholder farmers—invest in climate change adaptation every day.They may not...

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