Climate change is happening now, and adaptation efforts are struggling to keep up. As global temperatures rise, adaptation will become harder, and in vulnerable places, limits will be reached. Adaptation has become an urgent priority for vulnerable countries.
We advise on adaptation planning with a special focus on transformational change to address long-term challenges. We also analyse the costs and effectiveness of different options to inform policymakers.
Scientific and technical expertise:
- local adaptation planning and policy options
- hard and soft limits for adaptation
- developing novel approaches to adaptation modelling
- transformational adaptation
The Horizon Europe funded project, Down2Earth, looks at future risks from water scarcity and food insecurity in vulnerable countries in the Horn of Africa Drylands and supports community-centered climate adaptation and resilience.
This project is working to develop the science around what the climate impacts of temporarily overshooting 1.5°C would mean for our climate.
The EmBARK project investigates possible trajectories of socio-economic transformation processes and analyse their relevance as potential barriers to adaptation to climate change.
The Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC) project, led by Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, assists Caribbean countries in their efforts to increase social resilience and adapt to climate change by incorporating climate risk insurance within a broader framework of disaster risk reduction strategies.
The Climate Vulnerability Monitor, funded by the UN and spearheaded by the Climate Vulnerability Forum, aims to develop a global report and tool exploring climate change impacts, with a particular focus on the world’s most vulnerable countries. Climate Analytics leads the science consortium for this project
The project aims to investigate how changes in land cover and land management can help to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) is a voluntary group of banks and supervisors that aim to share best practices on climate risk management in the financial sector and to mobilise mainstream finance to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. Climate Analytics contributes to this work by providing estimates of risk from climate change impacts using future climate projections and makes them publicly available through the Climate Impact Explorer online tool.
When climate impacts hit, there are those who don’t, or can’t, leave. The Immobility in a changing climate (ITHACA) project looks at the choices and constraints that lead to people’s immobility in the face of climate change, and what ramifications that has for their lives.
Ce projet soutient les Pays les Moins Avancés (PMA) de l’Afrique subsaharienne dans leurs processus de formulation de Plans Nationaux d’Adaptation (PNA). Il se déroule au Bénin, au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso, où les partenaires principaux sont les ministères nationaux chargés du changement climatique.
From 2012 to 2014 we authored a series of reports for the World Bank looking at the impacts of climate change in a 4°C world with an emphasis on the impacts for the most vulnerable.
The HLSM High-Level Support Mechanism for LDC and SIDS on Climate Change project creates a support mechanism for high-level political representatives and their advisors from LDCs and SIDS that is demand-driven, responsive to ongoing needs and firmly rooted in the respective regions.
COP28: social and economic metrics could serve as stepping stone for Global Goal on Adaptation
As work on shaping the Global Goal on Adaptation culminates this week at COP28, we explore if social and economic metrics could be used as proxies for a country’s ability to adapt.
From droughts to floods: how Eastern African countries are responding to the rising El Niño and Indian Ocean Dipole
The Horn of Africa looks set to go from one disaster to another as floods intensified by a rising El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole are predicted to follow a prolonged drought. We take a look at climate policies in the region and what countries are doing to prepare for compound extreme events.
From volcanic eruptions to tropical cyclones - adaptation and disaster risk reduction are still a question of finance for small islands
Global Goal for Adaptation must be locally driven
Climate change is here now – we need to talk about adaptation
Understanding the complex relationship between land and climate
Climate change and small islands: more scientific evidence of high risks
Business-as-unusual: working with Ghana's private sector on climate change adaptation
The building blocks for vital climate adaptation in small islands
Benin to launch three vulnerability assessments
Benin has launched three separate climate vulnerability assessments on agriculture, water resources and health at a workshop organized by Climate Analytics and the Centre de Partenariat et d’Expertise pour le Développement Durable.
Making use of latest science in adaptation planning
Adaptation Futures — a spotlight on climate adaptation in developing countries
For the first time the Adaptation Futures conference was held in Africa — an opportunity to shine a light on developing country adaptation issues. Six Climate Analytics experts had the opportunity to present their work and facilitate a number of sessions. Here's their perspective on the key threads at the conference.
Co-designing vulnerability assessment methodology with local actors in Benin
On 31 January and 1 February 2018, Climate Analytics and the Centre de Partenariat et d'Expertise pour le Développement Durable (CePED) organised a scientific workshop on vulnerability assessments in Cotonou, Benin. The workshop brought together over 30 scientists, practitioners and policy actors to discuss the practical organisation, timeline and methodological approach to assess vulnerability in the three nationally pre-identified sectors — agriculture, water and health.
Big change after the big storm: Post-disaster transformative adaptation in Small Island Developing States
Presenting a disaster as an ‘opportunity’ is clearly a sensitive and emotive issue. But when will there be a better opportunity to relocate essential services away from high risk areas than when they need rebuilding?