Reports & Case studies

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 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.

Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet

Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet explores the role of economic metrics and the finance sector in a new Anthropocene context. The report synthesizes the finding of a series of dialogues by leading scientists, international organizations, investors, and other change-makers on what a new agenda for economics and finance should look like, and defines tangible pathways for action for our living planet and for prosperity for all.

Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk

Environment of Peace: Security in a New Era of Risk surveys the evolving risk landscape and documents a number of developments that indicate a pathway to solutions––in international law and policy, in peacekeeping operations and among non-governmental organizations. It finds that two principal avenues need to be developed: (a) combining peacebuilding and environmental restoration, and (b) effectively addressing the underlying environmental issues. It also analyses the potential of existing and emerging pro-environment measures for exacerbating risks to peace and security. The findings demonstrate that only just and peaceful transitions to more sustainable practices can be effective––and show that these transitions also need to be rapid.

Biodiversity Liability and Value Chain Risk Report

Biodiversity risk is increasingly going to be on the corporate radar as part of ongoing work to mitigate climate change risk (and support nature-based solutions) and broader initiatives on ESG. At the same time, accounting and reporting standards for biodiversity-related risks and impacts are taking shape.

Ocean risk reports – Key messages

Our ocean is changing faster than at any time in human history. Risks associated with sea level rise, storm surges and coastal flooding are multiplying, affecting billions of lives and livelihoods and threatening critical coastal ecosystems. Coastal communities in LDCs and SIDS are likely to be most severely impacted, with women and girls especially hard-hit. Key messages from the trio of Ocean Risk Reports by the the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Global Resilience Partnership, and commissioned by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA).