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How effective are climate funds?

In this video Hellen Dawo looks at how to increase funding for climate adaptation and opportunities to direct the money where it is needed most. Governments find it difficult to …

Welcome to Week 2

Governance may be explained as the process by which actors formulate rules and guidelines that affect how a society (the people) behave. The process of governance helps us make rules …

Impact of climate change

Here Hellen Dawo explains nature and causes of climate change and highlights an urgent need to respond to the effects of climate change. Climate is defined as the average weather …

Why climate adaptation needs governance

Why does climate adaptation need governance? In this video Hellen Dawo shows the need for innovative approaches to governance in the wake of climate change, thereby what we have learnt …

What is the Global Commission on Adaptation?

The implementation of adaptation strategies requires strategy, planning, finance, implementation, evaluation and reporting. There are various bodies concerned with these actions including the Global Commission on Adaptation. The Global Commission …

Introduction to Week 3

In this video Hellen Dawo recaps the concepts explored in Week 2 and introduces the topic of this week: climate finance. Funding for climate finance is organised using the polluter …

The case for using nature-based solutions

Natural ecosystems are humanity’s first line of defence against the mounting impacts of climate change. There are many examples of how nature helps humans to cope with the impacts of …

Adaptation versus mitigation funding

This video focuses on the distribution of funds between the two approaches of adaptation and mitigation, and how governments try to balance these. Climate mitigation concentrates on reduction of emissions …

Community-based adaptation

In this video Elina Väänänen from the Global Center on Adaptation explains community-based adaptation. This is a participatory approach to adaptation that aims to strengthen the resilience of poor and …

Welcome to Week 4

This video explores how climate adaptation solutions have been applied in various places across the globe. In particular we share an successful example of nature-based solutions from Ethiopia. Solutions like …

Introduction to climate adaptation governance

Climate adaptation governance solutions depend on the context. So, unfortunately, there is no off the rack solution for climate adaptation governance. A solution for flooding in one area cannot be …

What can governments do?

This video gives an overview of how governments respond to climate change effects, and what type of issues they need to address.
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