Two women walking down a plath carrying baskets, in Nepal
SEI researchers reflect on the role of international cooperation, the challenges faced in the Covid-19 pandemic context and what can be done to ensure developing countries are supported effectively to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
It must be recognized that in the immediate future, some communities will be more vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change than others.
The waterfront of Mon village (Wang Kha) and floating rafts in Thailand
Coastal communities are increasingly facing changes in wind and wave patterns and more frequent rainstorms that impact their local transport, food, livelihoods and even ability to live in their own homes. Despite these challenges, what keeps them there?
Lady walking carrying water in Kisoro, Uganda
In the Karamoja region of northern Uganda, conflict frequently erupted among herders and communities over access to water and pasture for livestock.
Adapting to climate disruption means more detailed heatwave action plans, reductions in water use in some areas, and defences against bigger floods than today’s architects ever planned for.
Climate change increases massive storm surges, which may be more than Venice’s flood control system can handle.
Haitian woman carries a bucket of goods on her head at a Haitian market
Building resilience to natural hazards, such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, is never easy, especially for a country like Haiti.
The project, funded by the European Union Humanitarian Aid, will bolster the government's capacity at national, district and local levels to collect, analyze and report data on disasters, as well as disaster response planning and management.
A man rows his boat off the coast of Dili, East Timor
The Green Climate Fund has approved a USD 21.7 million project to support the establishment of end-to-end climate information services and multi-hazard early warning systems in Timor-Leste. Eighty percent of Timorese are expected to directly benefit.
A teacher and schoolchildren plant seedlings in Kediri, Indonesia
The program focuses on enhancing community capacity to prevent and mitigate peatland fires, combined with efforts to restore peatland hydrology – by rewetting, replanting native tree species and gradually phasing-out the palm oil palms.