RELATED WORK BY PARTIES AND NWP PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
Examples in alphabetical order
Identifying practical options to build
economic resilience to climate change
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has pledged action under the Nairobi work programme to promote equity,
justice and solidarity in the fight against climate change. The objectives of the action include:
implement project on Integrate the employment dimension into climate change policy making, including in
adaptation planning; raise awareness among trade unions about climate change impacts and its effects on
employment and livelihoods as well as policy measures that could reduce these impacts; and foster
international, national, sectoral and local trade union action on this area, in cooperation with other
governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions. More
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency considers
energy regimes, including reforms in energy and associated industries, as an area for
win-win strategies, noting that solar power will provide the core of electricity in 2050 for the
Middle East and North Africa region. More...
Strengthening economic resilience in vulnerable sectors at the community level
International Crops Research Insitute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
(ICRISAT) works on expanding the range of partners from both
the public and private sectors to attain more participatory strategies, linking on-farm trials with crop
systems simulation to increase the effectiveness of soil fertility research. ICRISAT’s efforts to
increase farmers participation can ensure: that technology development and testing are guided and supported
by farmers' needs and perspectives; and that crop system simulation can be carried out to test a wider
array of management options in different (simulated) seasons and physical environments.
MicroEnsure works with local insurance partners and
other stakeholders to develop a compensation strategy for small-scale farmers when rainfall during a crop
growing cycle is insufficient to deliver optimal yield. MicroEnsure provides crop insurance products which
protect farmers and lenders, enabling rural credit programmes to expand with reduced risk. More...
OXFAM, in partnership with local organizations in Ethiopia, launched
the project on Horn of Africa Risk
Transfer for Adaptation ( HARITA (653 kB)
) which is an innovative pilot for weather index-based micro-insurance scheme with a holistic approach to
risk management. The scheme is designed for a tiny seed called teff - a cereal grass native to Ethiopia
that feeds its families and fattens its animals.
Promoting documentation and dissemination of good practices, measures and tools
CARE takes an integrated approach to community-based adaptation
(CBA), which combines traditional knowledge with relevant science through activities including the
integration of appropriate traditional knowledge, the promotion of innovative agricultural practices and
the diversification of income sources. The approach has empowered the communities to overcome
constantly evolving challenges, caused by climate change, for their well-being.
The Caribbean Community Climate
Change Centre (CCCCC),
through its Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance and in coordination of
the World Bank, provides member States with index-based insurance
against government losses caused by natural disasters.
Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) launched the Local Agenda 21, an outcome from the
World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ICLEI´s Local Agenda 21, in
partnership with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, UN-HABITAT and the World Health
Organization, aims to create a supportive framework for indigenous people as well as for foreign
direct investment, better access to modern technology, local entrepreneurship and the diversification of
local production. It also aims to improve market access for local products.
Strengthening existing regional and international cooperation
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretariat is working on an energy programme in the Caribbean
region. The objective of the programme is to facilitate the elaboration of national energy policy and
strategies in an effort to develop a “Regional Energy Road
Map”. The key role of this programme is to strengthen the links between energy sector and other
economic sectors and establish a regional response to climate change, as a regional strategy.