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  • June 25
    Measuring and Evaluation Systems for Adapting to Climate Change Are Only As Good As They Are Usable

    Measuring and Evaluation Systems for Adapting to Climate Change Are Only As Good As They Are Usable

    Measuring and evaluation systems for climate change adaptation should make it easier for people and decision makers to learn what is working and what is not.

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  • June 18
    Paying for it: How governments can help the private sector overcome financial barriers to investing in adaptation

    Paying for it: How governments can help the private sector overcome financial barriers to investing in adaptation

    Private sector engagement will be essential to the success of the NAP process, whether through direct financing or active participation in adaptation actions. Governments can play a key role in enabling this private sector engagement by promoting a number of enabling factors.

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  • June 18
    Why information sharing is key to engaging businesses in the NAP process

    Why information sharing is key to engaging businesses in the NAP process

    Private sector engagement in climate change adaptation will be necessary for countries, communities and individuals to meet the climate crisis.

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  • June 6
    Canada Slow to Come Clean on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Canada Slow to Come Clean on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    Without adequately addressing subsidies, the federal government undermines benefits from its own commendable carbon pricing policies.

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  • June 6
    How Will the Circular Economy Impact Jobs?

    How Will the Circular Economy Impact Jobs?

    New research digs into some of the possible job impacts if a country like Finland fully embraces a circular economy model.

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  • June 6
    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Why Gender Matters in Climate Change Adaptation

    Effective climate change adaptation recognizes that women, men and children experience impacts differently depending on where they live, how they sustain their livelihoods, and the roles they play in their families and communities.

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  • June 5
    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    Five Ways to Promote Mitigation and Adaptation in the Mining Sector

    In the face of the climate crisis, there is an urgent need for the mining sector to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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  • May 29
    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

    Businesses around the world—big and small, from large-scale banks to smallholder farmers—invest in climate change adaptation every day.They may not label it as such, but as they respond to droughts...

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  • May 29
    Overfishing Calls for Concrete Actions

    Overfishing Calls for Concrete Actions

    Our oceans and fish stocks—and the populations that depend on them—all suffer from the consequences of overfishing. We share a glimpse of the current WTO push to end harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020.

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  • May 27
    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Fossil fuel subsidies and reform on the rise

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Fossil fuel subsidies and reform on the rise

    Between 2015 and 2018, 50 countries undertook some level of fossil fuel subsidy reform. That doesn't mean consumer subsidies are decreasing, however.

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