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Youth taking the lead: Reflections from the 2023 Asia Pacific Youth Environment Forum 

As next week marks the start of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) on 26 February, Rubina Adhikari from ICCCAD shares her reflections from last year's youth forum.

What I learnt over three years of reporting on the COP Resilience Hub

From resilience as ‘everywhere but nowhere at COP’ to resilience as central to equitable and efficient climate action – insights from COP26, COP27, and COP28 Resilience Hubs

The timeless wake up call

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Amava Oluntu, works with young people using arts and storytelling to address and convey the impacts of climate change in Cape Town, South Africa.

Food insecurity and climate change swings young creatives into action

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Nobel Arts Entertainment works with young people in Cameroon on how to use arts to come up with solutions to issues like climate change, food insecurity, and conflict.

The climate grant equation 

Adiba Bintey Kamal and Rubina Adhikari from the International Center of Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) highlight the benefits of grants over loans and share insights from the Catalytic Grants programme.

On Topic

Quick links to key initiatives, tools, and reports from the Global Resilience Partnership.

PREPARE Call to Action to the Private Sector

GRP together with USAID and with input from the Office of the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate is excited to announce the ten companies responding to the PREPARE Call to Action.

Resilience Perspectives

What does resilience building in the context of climate change look like? Activists and entrepreneurs share their experiences

Innovative Finance for Resilience

Over the next three years, GRP will be working with Mountain Harvest in Uganda and the Near East Foundation in Sudan to provide small-scale farmers access to fairly-priced loans.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) advances resilience through identifying and scaling on the ground innovation, generating and sharing knowledge, and shaping policy.

Innovative Investments with Real-World Impact

7 million

People supported to become more resilient.

1,300

Organisations supported through capacity and partnership building activities.

1.4 million

Users of early warning system or climate information.

We are the Global Resilience Partnership

GRP is made up of organisations joining forces to work together towards a world where people and places persist, adapt and transform in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change. GRP believes that resilience underpins sustainable development in an increasingly unpredictable world.

Latest Uploads to the Resilience Platform

Visit the Resilience Platform and share your own resilience solutions, stories, initiatives, evidence and tools.

Climate crisis swings rural school children into action in Zambia

Knowledge Into Use awards winner, Enoch Mwangilwa, shares story about children from the Chongololo and Chipembele Conservation Clubs on how they are making a difference by using art and peer-to-peer climate education to encourage their communities to adopt sustainable practices.

Resilience from the ground up: how are local resilience perceptions and global frameworks aligned?

Numerous resilience measurement frameworks for climate programmes have emerged over the past decade to operationalise the concept and aggregate results within and between programmes. Proxies of resilience, including subjective measures using perception data, have been proposed to measure resilience, but there is limited evidence on their validity and use for policy and prac- tice. This article draws on research on the Decentralising Climate Funds project of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters programme, which supports communities in Mali and Senegal to improve climate resilience through locally controlled adap- tation funds. It explores attributes of resilience from this bottom-up perspective to assess its predictors and alignment with food security, as a proxy of well-being. We find different patterns when comparing resilience and the well-being proxy, illustrating that the interplay between the two is still unclear. Results also point to the importance of contextualising resilience, raising impli- cations for aggregating results.

Goals, targets and indicators for climate change adaptation and climate-related disaster risk reduction: A comparison across international agreements

The targets and indicators covered are a mix of what may be described as ‘processes’ and ‘outcomes’. ‘Process’ targets and indicators describe activities that must be undertaken or strengthened to reach more climate-adaptive and resilient societies and ecosystems. Examples of ‘process’ targets and indicators are having adaptation strategies, costed plans and financing in place. ‘Outcome’ targets and indicators describe the state of being demonstrably more climate-adapted, climate- adaptive and/or climate-resilient. An example of an ‘outcome’ targets would be “achieving a 10 per cent reduction in the number of cases of human vector- borne diseases associated with climate change (decadal average) by 2030”.2 There are also targets that are quantifiable and represent at least intermediate outcomes, such as area or proportion of land/sea under effective ecosystem management or restored ecological function (which may have auxiliary species, habitats and ecosystem services indicators associated with them).

Advancing Resilience Measurement for Locally-Led Adaptation: Synthesis of Challenges, Opportunities and Way Forward

Key messages: 1. The focus on end-users for resilience measurement data is growing, be it by policymakers or grassroots communities, but challenges remain in identifying ways in which progress can be tracked and evidence repackaged that is suitable to the audience. 2. When considering resilience measurement approaches, it is important to consider user needs. There is growing recognition that communities are not beneficiaries of resilience interventions, but are in-fact change agents who need data from measurement approaches to make decisions. 3. Mainstream resilience and adaptation measurement approaches continue to be driven by climate risks and impacts more than by questions of equity, justice, and power dynamics that drive the vulnerability of communities. Locally led adaptation (LLA) initiatives necessarily require flexible and robust measurement approaches that help communities navigate change and support communities as actors within complex systems who embrace uncertain futures. 4. Resilience measurement approaches that are driven by impacts and attribution are rigid in measuring indicators for capacities and capitals. 5. Data is essential for effective measurement and more investments need to be made in this regard, ensuring this is relevant for users. 6. The shared principles and priorities identified as a part of the Advancing Resilience Measurement experts meeting in May 2022 on demand-driven resilience, psychosocial resilience and well-being, systems-level resilience and climate adaptation and resilience can act as a guiding framework for articulating measurement approaches for LLA initiatives.

Battling floods and rebuilding hope in the Kasese District

In Kasese District, Uganda, we discover the challenges the community faces as they strive to recover from the devastating impact of heavy rainfall. This is the seventh of the “Voices from the Frontline (Phase III)” stories by GRP and ICCCAD supported by Irish Aid.