Adaptation and resilience
Climate change presents a fundamental challenge to poor people and poor countries given their high exposure, high sensitivity and low adaptive capacity. We work with governments, communities and other actors to research, design and deliver approaches to climate change adaptation, resilience and water resource management. Our CPGD/Action on Climate Today programme works with five South Asian governments to mainstream climate adaptation into processes of planning and budgeting. In Nepal we are supporting local governance of climate adaptation through the design of the Nepal Climate Change Support Programme Phase II. And, in collaboration with OPM’s Social Development team, we are researching the impacts of the 2015-6 El Niño event upon the most vulnerable households and children in Ethiopia.