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"Adapting and living below 2oC: bridging gaps in policies and practices” call for harnessing more local involvement in integrated adaptation planning, providing access to relevant sources of financing and technologies, provisioning coherent capacity building, involving private sector, and tapping knowledge networks including the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) for replicable adaptation measures and collective learning to support effective and inclusive adaptation planning and implementation. Over 900 participants including policymakers, scientists, donors, youth, and representatives from over 50 countries discussed opportunities and agreed to collaborate on solutions, integrated approaches, and extended an invitation to new partners especially the private, technology and finance sectors, that could help address the gaps in financing, technology, and capacity building. Inspired by the sincere commitment of the host government to inform Sri Lanka’s future climate actions with the Forum outcomes, many countries, partners and participants expressed their commitment to take on the messages from the 5th Forum and turn them into action, for a climate-resilient Asia Pacific region."


Colombo, Sri Lanka
October 2016


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Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. Over 30 UNESCO programmes in the sciences, education, culture and communication contribute to creating knowledge, educating and communicating about climate change, and to understanding the ethical implications for present and future generations.

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Rural communities throughout the Asia-Pacific are generally more exposed to climate-driven changes to their livelihoods than those in larger/urban communities. A team led by Dr. Chris Jacobson, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, developed and piloted a community resilience tool to be used to support climate change adaptation within existing development planning pathways.

The framework included 39 key questions based around the outcomes related to livelihoods and environment, infrastructure, community, and climate change and disaster management. The assessment tool provides a simple and cost-efficient means for monitoring the long-term effectiveness of un-co-ordinated aid donor projects in supporting community-based adaptation to climate change.

The project was funded by the under APN’s Climate Adaptation Framework, grant no. CAF2015-RR18NSY-Jacobson.


The project page on APN E-Lib: http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/2028

Final report

Community resilience assessment and climate change adaptation planning: A Cambodian guidebook

Community resilience assessment and climate change adaptation planning: A Vietnamese guidebook

Source: Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research | 19 January 2017

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