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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
  • Blog
     Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    Facing the Climate Change Conundrum: A pessimist’s and an optimist’s perspective

    We asked a “pessimist” and an “optimist” to share their hypothetical views about climate change futures.

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    Introducing the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network

    Introducing the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network

    This video introduces the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, whose secretariat is hosted by the IISD Resilience program.

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    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How are vulnerable countries managing the impacts of climate change? Here is an overview of the trends that emerged from a review of 15 developing countries—along with our key takeaways. 

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