Locally-led Action


People and communities on the frontlines of climate change are often the most active and innovative in developing adaptation solutions. Yet, too often, they lack access to the resources and power needed to implement them effectively. Locally led adaptation can unlock, support and leverage the enormous potential and the creativity of individuals and communities to develop solutions based on their experiences with local manifestations of climate change impacts. As a consequence, adaptation action will be more effective, and more accountable to communities.

  • Training module on engaging with vulnerable communities for more inclusive adaptation
  • Support Locally-led Action through the GCA’s Global Hub on Locally-led Adaptation, located in the GCA South Asia Regional Office

Contact Info

For more information on this program, or to get involved, please contact:

Saleemul Huq

Senior Advisor, Locally-led Action

Goal for 2025

At least 25 countries have enabling policies, structures, and capabilities that support locally-led adaptation action and finance and incorporate local perspectives into national level development planning, adaptation planning, and NDC updates and implementation, enabled by enhanced funding and advocacy. This includes bottom-up adaptation learning mechanisms.

Training module on engaging with vulnerable communities for more inclusive adaptation

Goal for 2025

Help decision makers to engage with vulnerable communities to achieve inclusive adaptation in the urban context in order to ensure vulnerable and marginalized communities participate and co-create solutions for their living environments.

Key partners:

Description

City staff, experts and decisionmakers will be supported with this training module, including also participation of e.g. representatives of urban poor communities, to engage vulnerable communities in adaptation actions.  The training model will be the start of a longer-term inclusive process of collaborative adaptation governance in cities. It will be available both online and in-person and it is based upon collaborative learning and knowledge co-creation with the communities, instead of learning about and for them. This initiative is a joint initiative of the GCA’s Locally-led Adaptation Action and Water for Urban Growth and Resilience Programs.

  • Collaboratively assess the (social) vulnerability of those normally excluded
  • Understand their current adaptation responses, capacities and capitals
  • Use varied tools (e.g. scenario planning, experiential games, theatre, trust building) to co-create responses;
  • Work towards transformative adaptation that addresses structural barriers

Ongoing project

Currently developing the training module and piloting it in Accra.

Support Locally-led Action through the GCA’s Global Hub on Locally-led Adaptation, located in the GCA South Asia Regional Office

Goal for 2025

Support at least 25 countries to countries have enabling policies, structures, and capabilities that support locally-led adaptation action and finance and incorporate local perspectives into national level development planning, adaptation planning, and NDC updates and implementation.

Key partners:

Description

CA has established a Global Hub on Locally-led Adaptation in its GCA South Asia Regional Office, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This Global Hub functions as the key platform to drive action, bring together key stakeholders, broker partnerships and promote knowledge sharing.

Technical and Whitepapers

A Green and Resilient Recovery for Latin America

As governments around the world prepare massive stimulus packages to repair the damage of COVID-19 shutdowns, they should be harnessing this opportunity to build stronger, more resilient societies.

14 January 2021

Scaling Local and Community-Based Adaptation

Climate change continues to pose serious threats to inclusive and sustainable development across all scales.

24 June 2020

David Mfitumukiza, Arghya Sinha Roy, et. al.

Unlocking the Potential for Transformative Climate Adaptation in Cities

Cities are increasingly integrating climate adaptation priorities into development policies and plans.

23 October 2019

Eric Chu, Anna Brown, et. al.

Contact Info

For more information on this program, or to get involved, please contact:

Saleemul Huq

Senior Advisor, Locally-led Action

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