IASC, Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation - Addressing the Humanitarian Challenges of Climate Change, 2009

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Climate change is one of humanity’s major global challenges in the 21st Century. It is altering the disaster risk profile of countries across the globe and threatens to overwhelm the current capacity of the humanitarian system to respond effectively by increasing hazards, vulnerabilities and response costs. Collective effort is required to help vulnerable communities and groups adapt to the growing threat of climate change. Findings in the report show that progress is being made by IASC agencies across regions through the integration of climate knowledge, raising internal agency awareness, scaling up advocacy work, developing partnerships, building operational capacity and adapting existing tools and mechanisms. This document has four parts:1) The first part introduces the “human face” of climate change and the need for an inter-agency coordination response2) The second part is presenting the purpose of the consultations in the eight countries3) The third part briefs on global perspectives, such as how to go from knowledge to action, establishing the institutional framework and how to implement action on the ground4) The fourth part presents the regional and national perspectives in Central and East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, Asia, Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean region and Middle East and North Africa