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Building Peace and Climate Resilience: Aligning peacebuilding and climate adaptation in fragile states
It can be difficult to make the case for climate adaptation planning in contexts defined by fragility and violence. However, a failure to integrate climate adaptation considerations into peacebuilding plans and post-conflict development agendas can undermine the long-term viability of both.
Countries are increasingly using their NAP processes to realize gender-responsive climate action and act on the Gender Action Plan (GAP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In this report, we present a SAVi assessment that quantifies the ecosystem services and economic impacts of the planned reforestation and water retention wells in the Brantas River basin in Indonesia.
This annotated bibliography lists key resources on the topic of gender and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).
The report includes cases studies from Zimbabwe, Peru, and the Philippines and outlines some key principles for a more inclusive and equitable sector.
The coming year will be decisive for sustainable development governance, bringing us twice as many meetings of environmental treaty governing bodies as we would expect during non-COVID times.
The lawmaker leading the European Parliament’s work on an EU carbon border tax has submitted a draft report on the proposal to establish a carbon border adjustment mechanism.
Combating desertification, land degradation, and droughts can win socio-economic benefits for people in drylands and reduce climate change impacts.
This report examines how two former mine sites were converted to into spaces generating renewable energy.
A new sense of urgency for climate action is being felt all around the world, and governments are now accelerating national efforts to put adaptation at the heart of decision making.