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Top 5 Resources of 2021

By Stephan Hardeman

In 2021, the Climatelinks community submitted over 160 resources on topics ranging from climate resilience in WASH and agriculture to environment and energy trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. Other notable documents included the 2020 Amazon Vision Report, an updated SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit, and more than 30 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Annexes on climate change. 

Some of our most popular document series also saw new additions. We posted new climate risk profiles in French and Portuguese for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Mozambique. New regional profiles were also posted for the Congo Basin and Africa’s Western Sahel. Similarly, Climatelinks now has a new English-language climate risk profiles for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, including a new regional climate risk profile and six new resilience profiles for countries like Barbados and Guyana.

Below, find the five most visited resources on Climatelinks that were posted in 2021:

5. The Gender Equity and Social Inclusion In Project Management Training Module was developed by the USAID Climate Ready Project to enhance the Project Management Practice certificate course that it is delivering across the Pacific in partnership with the University of the South Pacific Technical and Further Education. The module focuses on equity and inclusion aspects of project design, management, monitoring, and evaluation. While the content is relevant to the design and management of projects in any sector, it has a special focus on addressing gender equity and social inclusion in development and climate change adaptation initiatives. 

4. In late 2020, the USAID Transparency and Long-Term Strategies project conducted a four-part online training for practitioners on developing mid-century, low-carbon strategies that consider climate risks and include climate adaptation strategies. The Integrating Climate Risk in Long-Term Planning page serves as a one-stop shop for recordings of those training sessions, as well as all of the associated slide decks.

3. Advancing Gender in the Environment: Exploring the Triple Nexus of Gender Inequality, State Fragility, and Climate Change is a product of Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), a 10-year partnership between USAID and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This document serves as a study in reinforcing the need for integrated gender-responsive policy and program approaches that incorporate gender, climate, and state fragility considerations, which IUCN, together with its members, peers, and partners, can pursue through ongoing knowledge building, capacity building, and technical support. 

2. USAID’s LESTARI project (2015-2020) advanced the Government of Indonesia’s self-reliance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from land use and to conserve biodiversity in carbon-rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems. LESTARI is considered one of USAID’s flagship projects for natural climate solutions, and valuable stories and lessons can be found on the USAID LESTARI project page.

1. The Final Report of the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity describes CEADIR’s activities, approaches, and results of its technical, analytical, and financial mobilization assistance in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. It presents lessons learned and recommends next steps for USAID, partner organizations, and the private sector for scaling up climate finance sustainably.


Do you have an idea for a Climatelinks resource? We would love to hear from you! Submit your resource to the Climatelinks team or email us to discuss next steps.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Integration, Mitigation
Topics
Adaptation, Biodiversity, Low Emission Development, Climate Change Integration, Climate Finance, Climate Policy, Climate Risk Management, Forestry, Gender and Social Inclusion, Land Use, Sustainable Landscapes, Training
Region
Global

Stephan Hardeman

Stephan Hardeman is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. He draws on more than five years of experience in communications for international environmental trust funds to support Climatelinks through USAID’s Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) initiative by engaging the Climatelinks community and featuring its work. Stephan has MAs in International Affairs (American University) and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (United Nations University for Peace) and BAs in English and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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