Policies and regulations

The right policies and regulations can boost action and support implementation of climate adaptation. While regulations take time to develop, it is nevertheless important to share best practices which support adaptation actions. Policies is a long-term endeavour, but key interventions can make a lot of difference triggering adaptation actions.

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Policies and regulations at national level
Policies at regional level
Policies at local government level
Tacit rules and regulations at local community level

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Event

Group discussion and report announcement for mainstreaming water adaptation

08/11/2022 - 16:00

Water governance is often not fit to respond to the adaptation challenges, being fragmented and insufficiently integrated with climate change planning. National, provincial and municipal governments and water boards hold different responsibilities for putting in place good water governance but sometimes lack capacity and coordination. Therefore, the current water crisis is very much a governance crisis exacerbated by climate change

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Case Study

Catchment based integrated water resources management for climate change adaptation in Uganda

A project to support catchment-based planning and development of water resources to enhance the adaptive capacity of climate was implemented in Mpanga, Rwizi and Aswa catchments in the Albert, Victoria and Upper Nile Water Management zones. As a result of the project the beneficiaries should be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change while improving their livelihoods through the various small scale projects.

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Global knowledge exchange - Urban Climate Risk Assessment

13/02/2023 - 15:00 to 17:00

On February 13, 2023 at 15:00-17:00 CET an interactive global knowledge exchange on urban climate risk assessment will be hosted for city officials and risk assessment practitioners to discuss and exchange knowledge on assessing and addressing informal settlements, and exchange knowledge of successes and challenges with implementation, after risk assessments.

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Case Study

Policy on open stormwater in Oslo - a game changer

The Oslo municipality policy on stormwater has turned out to be a game changer for the city's green spaces and water management. 

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Supporting Regulations for Floating Development

Dutch regulations on floating development are often used by other countries. We republish here in Dutch the guide that maps the bottlenecks in being able to comply with the technical regulations in the Building Decree 2012 and indicate how these can be resolved.

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Get organised and strengthen institutional capacity

This means creating or assigning an organizational structure to coordinate and be responsible for the climate adaptation mainstreaming process.

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Assess climate risk

Climate risk assessments identify the likelihood of current and future climate hazards and their impacts.

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Risk dialogues and strategising

When climate risks have been assessed for multiple actors and sectors, these need to be coordinated and prioritizations worked out.

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Financing

Sufficient financial resources and capacity to access available resources are critical for adaptation. 

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Innovation, evaluation, learning and behaviour change

Adaptation will be a collective effort, meaning that many people from various sectors and levels will have to collaborate. 

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Planning, implementation, and operation

Mainstreaming adaptation means to increasingly take onboard water as a structural agent in spatial planning.

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