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Case study

  • Building Resilience through Decentralised Water Resource Management in the Caribbean

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    Water resources are greatly impacted by the effects of climate change, and so it comes as no surprise that many of the programmes implemented by PPCR countries focus on enhancing water resilience. The case studies presented here, provide some examples of how PPCR countries in the Caribbean are working towards achieving this goal through decentralised solution. 

  • Multi-level Climate Governance in South Africa: Catalysing finance for local climate action

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    This study summarises the important progress South Africa has made in developing its policy and institutional architecture in response to climate change through the lens of multi-level governance and multi-stakeholder climate action. It is written for both policy makers and development practitioners working in South Africa and is based on the four-year project known as V-LED, or Vertical Integration and Learning for Low-Emission Development in Africa and Southeast Asia.

  • Zero Budget Natural Farming in India

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    Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), which is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, has spread to various states in India. It has attained wide success in southern India, especially the southern Indian state of Karnataka where it first evolved. A rough estimation for just Karnataka puts the figure there at around 100,000 farmer families1, while at the national level, ZBNF leaders claim that numbers could run into millions. This has been achieved without any formal movement organization, paid staff or even a bank account.

  • Closing the Gap between Climate Information Producers and Users: Assessment of Needs and Uptake in Senegal

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    West Africa is a very vulnerable part of the world to the impacts of climate change due to a combination of exposure and low adaptive capacity. Climate change has induced an increase in rainfall variability which in turn has affected the availability of water resources, ecosystem services and agricultural production. To adapt to the increased aridity, farmers have used indigenous and modern coping strategies such as soil and water conservation techniques, the use of drought-tolerant crops and varieties, crop diversification, etc., and lately, climate information services (CIS).

  • 18 Natural Infrastructure Innovations Confronting Climate Change from Underground

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    More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, Pincreased demand and polluted supplies, concluded the UN’s 2018 report on the state of the world’s water. The report focuses on the role that nature based-solutions can play in improving the supply and quality of water and reducing the impact of natural disasters. The same issue now tops the agenda at World Water Week in Stockholm

  • Energy Access Debt Fund

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    Access to energy is a key driver of economic growth, yet many emerging market countries still face significant challenges in power generation and distribution, resulting in a population of over a billion people without access to electricity. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), providing electricity for all by 2030 would require an annual investment of USD 52 billion per year, more than double the current level being mobilized.

  • Bhungroo – small women farmers owning and developing an innovative rainwater saving technology

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    Description of the project: Erratic rain and irrigation scarcity contribute to food insecurity, financial losses and indebtedness  for small farmers in India, especially in coastal areas. Bhungroo®,  a locally developed rainwater management technology, saves farmers’ crops from waterlogging during monsoons and ensures adequate irrigation during dry seasons. The project relies on  trained rural Women Climate Leaders (WCLs), who promote the technology and deliver fee-based agriculture expert advice.