This paper outlines the case for including resilience in the post-2015 development goals and explores the characteristics of a resilient community. It takes stock of existing proposals for including resilience in the post-2015 framework, and makes recommendations for practical options for targets and indicators based on three scenarios: Embedding resilience in a poverty goal; mainstreaming resilience in other sectoral goals; and a standalone goal on resilience. Finally, areas for further consideration in ensuring that resilience is taken up within the post-2015 consultation process are outlined.
Latest publications: Briefing papers
Over the last three decades, an astonishing political transformation has taken place. Today, most countries are considered formal democracies – though many of these are democratic in form rather than in substance, and beset by hollow, weak and ineffective political institutions. In this briefing paper, Alina Rocha Menocal sets out how the international community must engage with emerging democracies to improve the well-being of their populations, and leave no-one behind.
This evidence brief provides an overview of the evidence base when exploring the relationship between taxation and livelihoods in conflict affected situations.
'Adaptation is local but reaching the local level is not always easy. This paper explores the challenges of reaching the most vulnerable people with adaptation finance. It identifies opportunities for improvement and proposes a framework to assess delivery of adaptation finance focusing on transparency, ownership, responsiveness and equity.'
Africa is the region that has contributed the least to global greenhouse gas emissions but is the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. It is estimated that the total cost of Africa’s adaptation to climate change will be between $10-30 billion a year by 2030.
This Brief describes the funds that have been created by industrialised countries to finance emission reductions in developing countries and examines how these funds can work with private capital to secure the level of funding needed.
Asia is the largest continent and has the world’s most expansive Ocean – the Pacific – on its margins. It is also the region that has received the most international climate funding, which so far has concentrated on supporting mitigation activities.
REDD-plus finance has received a lot of attention over the last years. This Brief describes the funding initiatives in support of this major international mitigation strategy and raises some ongoing challenges for the equitable delivery of climate finance.
The Middle East and North Africa is a region that is both vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and shares some responsibility for such change, as measured in terms of per capita emissions. International public sources that fund climate change projects in the region are extremely scarce.
This Brief describes international climate finance that is being channelled to countries in Latin America to fund national climate change actions . It looks at funding across the major themes of adaptation, mitigation and REDD-plus, as well as identifying the principal actors within the region.