Connecting People to Build Inclusive Urban Climate Change Resilience

The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network

Overview: The Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network works to contribute knowledge, create resources, and promote agendas to build inclusive urban climate change resilience.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find an archive of reports, research and data on the progress of climate change adaptation in developing Asian nations.

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Finance Research and Data

Inter-American Development Bank

Overview: The Inter-American Development Bank provides financial and technical support for countries in South and Latin America to reduce poverty and inequality  in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find reports and data on adaptation finance in Latin and South America.

Global Sustainability and Resilience

The Wilson Center

Overview: The Wilson Center is a non-partisan policy forum that addresses global issues through independent research to draft actionable policy recommendations.

How to Use This Resource: The Global Sustainability and Resilience Program is an overarching initiative that combines the ongoing efforts of the Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, China Environment Forum, Maternal Health Initiative, and Urban Sustainability Laboratory. There is extensive research, access to experts and events. Regular updates are found on the blog.

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ND-GAIN Global Adaptation Index

The University of Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative and Climate Change Adaptation Program

Overview: The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (GAIN) researches strategies for increasing resilience in climate change-vulnerable communities across the globe.

How to Use This Resource: The GAIN index maps the world’s climate change readiness based on water, food, health infrastructure data on every continent.


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Regional and Country Profiles


Overview: Eldis is an information service publishes diverse research on development issues worldwide.

How to Use This Resource: This database is an excellent resource for current reports on financing climate change adaptation in the developing world.

Seizing the Global Opportunity

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

Overview: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is an independent think tank, commissioned by Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Norway, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom, to address the financial concerns caused by climate change.

How to Use This Resource: This report explores initiatives that would result in both stronger economic growth and a better climates in developing countries.

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Climate-Resilient Development: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Climate Change

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Overview: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers investigates, develops and maintains the nation  environmental resources.

How to Use This Resource: This toolkit offers a  five-stage program for policymakers and developers to help them assess climate risks and prioritize climate-resilient action.

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Africa’s Adaptation Gap: A Technical Report

United Nations Environment Programme

Overview: The United Nations Environment Programme represents the environment within the United Nations system.

How to Use This Resource: Africa’s Adaptation Gap Report is a stark analysis of where Africa stands in relation to its adaptation goals. The continent serves as a cautionary indicator of what may happen should the emissions gap remain.

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Natural Disasters: Saving Lives Today, Building Resilience for Tomorrow

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Overview: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is an international research organization based in London that campaigns for sustainable policies worldwide.

How to Use This Resource:  The rapid increase of people living in cities and is worsening the world’s susceptibility to natural disasters. This report details the ramifications of that susceptibility and makes economic and policy recommendations to improve urban resiliency.

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The Plumbing of Adaptation Finance: Accountability, Transparency, and Accessibility at the Local Level

World Resources Institute

Overview: The World Resources Institute is a global research organization that focuses on the critical elements of achieving sustainability worldwide.

How to Use This Resource: This report analyzes adaptation financing in Nepal, the Philippines, Uganda, and Zambia to examine how much finance is available within developing countries and whether the needs of the most vulnerable are being met.

Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts: Eight Philippine Cities

World Wide Fund for Nature

Overview: The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international conservation organization working to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment and wildlife.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find extensive reporting on the business of funding climate change adaptation in the Philippines.

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa

The African Institute for Development Policy

Overview: The African Institute for Development Policy is an an African-led nonprofit, established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change, public health, and the environment in Africa.

How to Use This Resource: Sub-Saharan African nations need more funds to combat climate change, but weak political systems make it difficult to channel those funds where they are needed. This report analyzed the data and found that improving health, schooling, and economic opportunities would greatly increase the continent’s capacity to adapt.

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