United Nations University Graduate Research Series: PhD Dissertation - Micro-Finance Instruments Can Contribute to Build Resilience

The second volume of the UNU-EHS Graduate Research Series, written by Philine Oft, investigates the livelihood systems of farmers in the region of Piura, Peru, including influencing strategies and frameworks. This PhD dissertation examines existing coping and adaptation strategies with a special focus on financial service schemes, such as agricultural micro-credits or insurance funds. Coping and adaptation as well as financial risk management strategies all can contribute to increase the resilience of rural livelihoods.

Climate proofing for development: Adapting to climate change, reducing risk

The brochure comprises four sections. The Introduction describes the main elements of Climate Proofing for Development. Following this, Part A introduces the methodology of the approach, while Part B presents examples of possible use at different levels, including best practices. Part C presents some lessons learnt from the Climate Proofing for Development approach. This brochure seeks to stimulate the international debate on practical aspects of adaptation to climate change.

Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation

Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation: A Guidebook for Designing and Implementing Gender-sensitive Community-Based Adaptation Programmes and Projects

This publication is a result of the on-going collaboration between UNDP-GEF CBA and UNDP Gender Team. It aims to ensure that forthcoming CBA projects contribute to the achievement of gender equality and women's empowerment by integrating a gendered perspective into CBA programming and project design.

Climate Change Information for Effective Adaptation - A Practitioner's Manual

The main objective of the manual is to enhance the capacity of practitioners and decision makers in developing countries by translating relevant aspects of climate change research into their every-day working contexts. This guide describes the concrete steps of (i) how to obtain climate change information, (ii) how to interpret it adequately, and (iii) how to communicate the resulting knowledge in a careful and responsible way.

Many Strong Voices – Turning Vulnerability into Strength

Many Strong Voices in a nutshell
What is MSV?

An alliance of Indigenous Peoples
Organisations, NGOs, researchers,
policymakers, community
organisations and others in over
20 Arctic and SIDS (Small Island
Developing States) states.

What does MSV do?

Builds capacity and alliances in
the Arctic and SIDS to support the
voices of people in these regions in
international processes dealing with
climate change.

Prevention Web

This website, supported by the UN/ISDR Secretariat, is a web-based tool for increasing knowledge on disaster risk reduction issues. The target audience is both the general public, including media and teachers, as well as disaster risk reduction specialists. The tool aims to share information, expertise and experience related to disaster risk reduction. It also provides many resources which relate climate change and disaster risk reduction.