All pages with keywords: climate resilience

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

Designing a process for assessing climate resilience in Tanzania’s Rufiji river basin

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Christian Siderius 7 August, 2019

This brief introduces the concept of climate information and reasons for its use in major decisions about water, energy and agriculture, including new infrastructure investments. read more »


Insurers disclosing climate risk need to remember their customers

a commentary by Swenja Surminski, Sam Unsworth 2 August, 2019

Extending climate risk disclosure to customers could yield a range of benefits for insurers, customers and the climate, but the industry will need to deepen the relationships that it holds with customers in order to achieve this, write Swenja Surminski and Sam Unsworth in this post for the Sustainable Finance Leadership series. read more »


The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

a research article by Lindsey Jones 3 April, 2019

With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »


10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

10 years of the UK Climate Change Act – Summary

a policy publication by Sam Fankhauser, Alina Averchenkova, Jared J. Finnegan 5 April, 2018

This policy brief is a condensed version of our report on the Climate Change Act, summarising lessons for the UK and other countries, on how climate change legislation is best structured to be effective. read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow 22 January, 2018

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

How do African SMEs respond to climate risks? Evidence from Kenya and Senegal

a working paper by Florence Crick, Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Mamadou Diop 9 November, 2017

This paper investigates the extent to which, and how, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in poor countries are adapting to climate risks, finding that the ability of firms to respond depends on factors that can be shaped through policy intervention. read more »


Subjective measures of climate resilience: What is the added value for policy and programming?

Subjective measures of climate resilience: What is the added value for policy and programming?

a research article by Abbie Clare, Rebecca Graber, Lindsey Jones, Declan Conway 26 September, 2017

Subjective approaches to resilience measurement are gaining traction as a complementary approach to the standard frameworks that typically contain objective measures. Proponents suggest that subjective approaches may add value … read more »


Michael Gove MP

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs should prioritise UK climate resilience

a commentary by Bob Ward, Victoria Druce 31 July, 2017

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with Michael Gove MP at the helm, must focus on building the UK’s resilience to growing risks from climate impacts. Climate … read more »


ICCG Webinar: The Triple Dividend of Resilience – webinar video

ICCG Webinar: The Triple Dividend of Resilience – webinar video

Seminar Swenja Surminski 8 Feb 2017

The ICCG webinar was given by Swenja Surminski, Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on the 8 February 2017.


Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

a policy publication by Mook Bangalore 14 November, 2016

This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on … read more »