Reports & Case studies

From Analysis to Action: Key Steps in Local Adaptation Planning

This guide provides a practical case study of what this sequencing looked like throughout CARE’s Locally-led Adaptation Pilot (LLAP) in Southern Zambia and provides insights on how practitioners can design adaptation planning processes from analysis to action. It also also thereby offers insight as to types of investments needed from donors and governments.

Sequencing for Success: The Essentials of Locally-led Adaptation

Between early 2022 – and early 2024, CARE conducted a Locally-led Adaptation Pilot (LLAP) in Southern Zambia, to implement the full cycle of adaptation planning from analysis to action with communities facing greater climate vulnerability due to increasing droughts, floods, and erratic rainfall patterns. This Brief describes this sequencing throughout the pilot, and provides key messages for how donors, policymakers, and adaptation practitioners can better design and support effective and equitable adaptation. 

Sharm-el-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda Implementation Report

The Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA) offers near-term solutions for resilience, addressing global challenges, with transformative opportunities highlighted in this implementation report.

Did the Global COVID-19 Recovery Address Climate Adaptation and Resilience?

This paper aims to determine to what extent countries incorporated climate adaptation and resilience into their COVID-19 recovery measures during the first two years of the pandemic.

Roof Over Our Heads (ROOH) – One year progess

This report outlines the first year of the 'Roof Over Our Heads' (ROOH) campaign, launched at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. ROOH focuses on climate-resilient housing solutions for informal settlements in Global South cities. Emphasising community empowerment, incremental upgradation, and collaboration with stakeholders, the campaign aims to improve living conditions for most impacted populations worldwide.

COP 28 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report

This report synthesises the key findings and recommendations for action from the COP28 Resilience Hub and aims to help set the direction for future action towards COP29 and beyond. The report first provides an overview of the key adaptation and resilience decisions and announcements that took place during COP28; it then presents the key messages and findings from the events of the Resilience Hub and offers concluding remarks and a guidepost for the year ahead.

The risks of leaving biodiversity behind: Seven points to consider for climate change mitigation

COP28 has called all parties to move away from fossil fuels, sending a critical message to policy makers and business leaders that the transition to renewable energy is inevitable. However, a stronger alignment between biodiversity and climate policies is needed to tackle climate change to avoid impacting biodiversity. The authors present seven key points to consider for climate change mitigation that aim to reduce trade-offs and maximize synergies between biodiversity and climate action.

Exploring failure and culture in climate resilience projects

Climate change requires substantial changes into “business as usual” which will require a high level of innovation from a wide range of stakeholders. The ability to fail as a precondition for the development of highly innovative solutions is well documented in many sectors. The key question driving the investigations in the work is: Are we allowing enough failure for innovation to thrive?

The current food crisis: Building resilience at the nexus of food insecurity, climate change and conflict

This brief aims to provide an understanding of the current food crisis and provide insights for solutions.

From Risk to Reward: The Business Imperative to Finance Climate Adaptation and Resilience

From Risk to Reward is a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that lays out the investment thesis for the private sector to finance climate adaptation and resilience. BCG’s analysis aims to inform industry-wide actions at this critical time. This report details the adaptation and resilience business case, laying out three key opportunities for the private sector to secure value and identifying the specific entry points for finance. This report is part of BCG’s contribution to the PREPARE Call to Action to the Private Sector.

The Investment Case for a Resilient Future

Financial institutions can effectively reduce exposure to shocks by operationalising and integrating resilience into their investment decisions. This brief highlights the importance of resilience for financial institutions, provides a guide for integrating this definition of resilience, key asks and actions, as well as examples of best practice.

Resilience Evidence Forum 2023 Synthesis Report

The report captures the key messages that emerged from the Forum, based on the latest evidence and methodological advancements across different scales of analysis, as well as different cross-cutting themes.

Shaping a resilient future in response to COVID-19

In an article in the journal Nature Sustainability, Johan Rockström and an international research team looked at which role resilience could play in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To get a better understanding of resilience, firstly, Rockström and his co-authors looked at the definition of resilience: Instead of ‘bouncing back’ from a shock, they define resilience as having the capacity to live and develop with change and uncertainty, and present five key attributes that underpin this definition.

Ocean Sand: Putting sand on the ocean sustainability agenda

Sand is a fundamental feature of modern society. It is the second most used natural resource in the world, second only to water, and the single most mined material. In the ocean, sand forms the literals and figurative foundations upon which the future of coastal communities, biodiversity, and multi-billion-dollar industries rest.

Practical Action for Adressing Loss and Damage

The report is a synthesis of different views and analyses of practical action for addressing climate loss and damage. It considers mobilising and innovative finance, assessing needs and delivering actions.

COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report

The report synthesises the main messages from the COP27 Resilience Hub and aims to help set the direction for future action towards COP28 and beyond.

Indicator-based tools for assessing ocean risks and vulnerabilities

The future of the ocean economy depends on our ability to navigate, mitigate and adapt to climate change and other environmental and socioeconomic shocks and their interlinked impacts. This brief provides an overview of existing indicator-based tools to assess ocean risks and vulnerabilities based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles and grey literature.

Insights for food systems transformation from southern Africa: Outcomes of the Southern African Resilience Academy

This insights brief presents key themes and recommendations that emerged from the SARA activities and discussions that were convened over the course of 2021 in order to explore ways of addressing barriers and unlocking key actions to transform food systems in southern Africa.

Insights for food systems transformation from southern Africa: Overview of southern African context

Transformation is needed to move southern Africa’s current food system into a space that is responsive to future uncertainties, climate-resilient, as well as environmentally and socially sustainable. Research plays an integral role in this shift. This report contextualises the actions of the Southern African Resilience Academy (SARA) in 2021, a year covering many pivotal events towards food systems transformation.

Advancing Resilience Measurement: Consultation Report

New Advancing Resilience Measurement Consultation Report by USAID, GRP and University of Arizona addresses the challenges and gaps in resilience measurement and evidence by setting a common agenda for actors.