Anika is a Policy Advisor with IISD’s Resilience program. She has more than 5 years experience of applied research projects in the field of climate change adaptation and resilience. Her areas of focus include national adaptation planning (NAP) processes, ecosystem-based adaptation, and building urban resilience to climate change. Anika’s area of expertise includes undertaking research, policy analysis, and engagement activities with most of her work focused on understanding the risks and opportunities that climate change and variability poses to developing countries, and on building capacity of local communities, regional and national policy makers to better manage those risks. Much of Anika’s most recent work has been on understanding national policy processes that have been established under the three primary global agendas (Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030, Sendai Framework) and supporting countries in recognizing the value and benefits of aligning these climate-relevant policy processes.
- Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Overview Brief 3This brief explores country perspectives on alignment of national-level policy processes under the Paris Agreement—specifically, NAPs and NDCs—as a basis for broader alignment toward climate-resilient development.
- Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Overview Brief 2 Getting Started on AlignmentThe brief explores how the different agendas and policy processes relate to each other and to a country’s national development planning processes. It describes the enabling factors for alignment and discusses how alignment objectives can be defined.
- Safeguarding NDC Implementation: Building resilience into energy systemsThis short brief aims to enhance awareness and highlight the importance of integrating weather and climate-related risk into the planning stages of energy infrastructure development.
- Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development: Overview Brief 1 Introduction to AlignmentThis is the first in a series of briefs focusing on alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
- ALivE: A new tool for Ecosystem-based AdaptationThere’s an urgent need to prepare ecosystems for climate change impacts. Healthy ecosystems are critical for sustaining livelihoods. They also increase our capacity to adapt to climate change.
- ALivE Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystem Planning Tool: User ManualThe ALivE user manual provides detailed guidance on applying the computer-based ALivE tool designed to support the planning of effective and feasible ecosystem-based adaptation options.
- sNAPshot: Albania’s Approach to Integrating Adaptation into Domestic BudgetingBuilding on an earlier overview brief on domestic public finance options for NAPs, this sNAPshot takes a closer look at how Albania is integrating climate adaptation into its medium-term budget process.
- The Adaptive Watershed: Training program for inclusive, ecosystem-based watershed managementThe Adaptive Watershed (TAW) is watershed-based ecosystem management that explicitly addresses the need to understand and manage for a rapidly changing climate, while also incorporating the needs of vulnerable communities and women.
- Financing National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Contributing to the achievement of nationally determined contribution (NDC) adaptation goalsThis guidance note aims to assist countries with determining how to secure the financing for their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes.
- The Vulnerability of Pakistan's Water Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change: Identification of gaps and recommendations for actionThis report explores the vulnerability of Pakistan’s water supply to climate change, noting potential changes in water availability, water demand, implications for key sectors, and strategies for addressing knowledge and capacity gaps.
- Connecting the Dots: How ecosystem services support adaptation to climate change What does Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) look like in practice? This blog looks at lessons from recent work in Nepal.
- Eight Ways Cities Are Building Climate ResilienceThis essay looks at eight examples drawn from the Building a Climate-Resilient City research series prepared for the City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary by the Prairie Climate Centre.
- Building a Climate-Resilient City: Disaster preparedness and emergency managementThis policy brief examines the potential implications of climate change for disaster preparedness and emergency management in Alberta’s cities, and presents options by which the resilience of these systems may be enhanced.
- Building a Climate-Resilient City: Urban ecosystemsThis policy brief focuses on measures related to urban ecosystems that cities can take to build their resilience to climate change.
- How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?How are vulnerable countries managing the impacts of climate change? Here is an overview of the trends that emerged from a review of 15 developing countries—along with our key takeaways.
- Trends in Adaptation Planning: Observations from a recent stock-taking reviewThis brief provides an overview of observed trends in adaptation action that emerged from a standardized review of efforts in 15 African and Asian countries.
- Taking Stock of Adaptation Progress: Some lessons and challengesOn November 4, the international community celebrated as the Paris Agreement came into effect.
- Making Every Drop Count: Pakistan’s growing water scarcity challengeCan climate change risks spur needed action?
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in NamibiaThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Namibia, and examines the country’s efforts to implement climate change adaptation policies and initiatives at the national and sub-national levels.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in UgandaThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Uganda, providing an overview of its current and upcoming efforts to implement climate change adaptation policies and initiatives at the national and sub-national levels.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in TanzaniaThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Tanzania, providing an overview of climate change adaptation policies and initiatives introduced in response at the national and sub-national levels.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in EthiopiaThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Ethiopia, providing an overview of the country’s current national and sub-national climate change adaptation policies and initiatives.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in SenegalThis report gives a summary of climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Senegal and provides an assessment of current and upcoming plans to implement climate change adaptation policies and initiatives at the national and sub-national levels.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in Burkina FasoThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Burkina Faso, providing an overview of adaptation policies and initiatives introduced in response at the national and sub-national levels.
- Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in NepalThis report summarizes the climate risks and vulnerable sectors in Nepal, providing an overview of policies and initiatives introduced at the national and sub-national levels to advance the country’s adaptation efforts.
- sNAPshot: Grenada's Approach to Initiating Sector Integration of Adaptation ConsiderationsNo single approach to integrating climate adaptation considerations into sector planning exists...
- sNAPshot: Philippines's Approach to Initiating Sector Integration of Adaptation ConsiderationsThis sNAPshot looks at how the Philippines initiated sectoral integration of climate change adaptation considerations, and how this compares with approaches that other countries are
- New Study Sheds Light on Energy Sector’s Responses to Extreme Weather EventsHow was the energy sector in Canada affected by recent extreme weather events? How prepared was the sector to address these impacts?
- Extreme Climate Events and the Energy Sector in the Souris River Basin: Key stakeholder perspectivesImpacts of and responses to recent extreme weather events by the energy sector and local municipalities in the Souris River Basin.
- Fiscal Instruments in INDCs: How countries are looking to fiscal policies to support INDC implementationCountries are increasingly turning to the use of fiscal instruments to support low-carbon development and efforts to reduce emissions.