This paper makes a case for local actions and community-based adaptation by showing what adaptation success
looks like at the local and community level. It recognizes
that successful adaptation is process-driven and requires
longer-term engagement along a full spectrum of actions,
including visioning, planning, implementation, monitoring,
evaluation, and learning. This paper identifies key enablers
and barriers for successful adaptation actions at the local
level, focusing on climate information and knowledge sharing as critical enabling factors, and also examining capacity development, institutional arrangements, and financing.
It recommends that local action and CBA be locally led
to ensure that adaptation and adaptation financing truly
address the priorities and needs of the most vulnerable to
the impacts of climate change and encourage equity and
social justice. Progression toward locally led action will
require devolved decision-making in ways that promote
ownership of adaptation processes and outcomes at
household and community levels.
Mfitumukiza, D; Sinha Roy, A; Simane, B; Hammill, A; Feisal Rahman, M; Huq, S
Global Commission on Adaptation
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