Most victims of climate-related disasters do not want to leave their homes and communities, and many develop new livelihoods and coping strategies – yet this is often overlooked in adaptation policies.
Practical Action and the Z Zurich Foundation have been partners for over a decade. The relationship started with a small grant to invest in a photocopier and has grown into a programme celebrated in the recent Terra Carta Impact Report, as part of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Market Initiative.
Thousands of people have been displaced from the floods in New South Wales and Queensland. Across the Northern Rivers, the floods have damaged at least 5,500 homes, with at least half of these expected to be uninhabitable. Floods expose social inequities and exacerbate the housing crisis for people with disability and carers in the region.
Practical Action, a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance , are working with flood-prone communities in Thiès -Nord, Senegal. This blog describes how the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) has helped us identify the best interventions and activities to enhance their flood resilience.
Practical Action Zimbabwe is working with communities in Chimanimani to understand and improve their flood resilience. Find out about the role the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’s Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) framework and tool is playing in the development of their project.
In this blog IPCC WGII report on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability lead author Reinhard Mechler, IIASA, reflects on policy and practice implications from the report.
What happens if you live in a flood risk zone but can’t afford protection, insurance or replacement of your possessions? For thousands in the UK, this is a growing reality.
COP26 in Glasgow was the first global moment that brought negotiators, technical experts, politicians, the private sector and campaigners together since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are Colin McQuistan, Head of Climate & Resilience at Practical Action’s, reflections on what was achieved and what is needed to deliver the Loss and Damage finance needed.