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The climate crisis demands local level financing and action

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is focused on building resilience at the community level. This is in recognition that the devastating impacts of climate change are felt most immediately and severely at the local level, and that communities are aware of their vulnerabilities and understand how to build meaningful, local-level resilience that meets their needs. However, practitioners and local level policy makers have been constrained in their efforts to build resilience or scale successful activities due to a lack of local financing for addressing the impacts of climate change. Building a more resilient society will require flexible, long-term funding at local levels, strengthened institutions that support community involvement in decisionmaking, capacity building, and clear evidence of effective programming to support planning and action. These steps are critical to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement, especially Article 7.2, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Author: Venkateswaran, Kanmani; Blumenstock, Ali
Language: English
Pubished By: Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
Pubished date: January 2021

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