Meaningful Participation in Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation – How Can it Work?

Meaningful Participation in Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation – How Can it Work? by Rachel Nisbet (International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)), Heidi Tuhkanen (Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)), Alannah Hofemeier (PlanAdapt) Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) describes methods of ‘working with nature’ to produce goods and services that reduce human and ecosystem vulnerability to climate change. For a project to Read More

Innovation – the New Mantra of Climate Action and Related Funding Instruments?

Where Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Climate Change Adaptation Meet – A New Blog Series (Part 1) Innovation – the New Mantra of Climate Action and Related Funding Instruments? The Long-Awaited Boost to Implement Climate Adaptation and Resilience Faster and More Effectively? Is ‘innovation’ just a new buzzword in the development and climate change scene, Read More

Climate Justice, Knowledge Brokering and Capacity Development – How Does That Fit Together?  

Climate Justice, Knowledge Brokering and Capacity Development – How Does That Fit Together? At the Second Gobeshona Global Conference, PlanAdapt hosted a networking session on the topic of Climate Justice, Knowledge Brokering, and Capacity Development.   The session began with an introduction to PlanAdapt and how we work in knowledge brokering and promoting climate justice. Our Managing Director, Read More

What Does it Take to Bridge the Gap between Adaptation Research and Action? – A Review of Good Practice in the Global South

What Does it Take to Bridge the Gap between Adaptation Research and Action? – A Review of Good Practice in the Global South Climate change adaptation to be effective and informed by the latest science on climate change, the consideration and integration of scientific knowledge and research is crucial. However, there is a perceived mismatch between academic Read More

Making the Case for Procedural Justice: Is the Current Way of Financing and Supporting Capacity Building for Climate Action Procedurally Unjust?

Making the Case for Procedural Justice: Is the Current Way of Financing and Supporting Capacity Building for Climate Action Procedurally Unjust? Capacity building is widely accepted as critical to achieving development outcomes and, more increasingly, as central to addressing challenges exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. There is a consensus that capacity building should Read More