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Climate Resilience in Development Planning
Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  09 May 2014
Pages: 136 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264209497 , OECD Code: 972014021P1
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Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals.

This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build climate resilience in developing countries. It argues that climate-resilient development requires moving beyond the climate-proofing of existing development pathways, to consider economic development objectives and resilience priorities in parallel. Achieving this will require political vision and a clear understanding of the relation between climate and development, as well as an adapted institutional set-up, financing arrangements, and progress monitoring and evaluation. The report also discusses two priorities for climate-resilient development: disaster risk management and the involvement of the private sector.

The report builds on a growing volume of country experiences on building climate resilience into national development planning. Two country case studies, Ethiopia and Colombia, are discussed in detail.

Table of contents:

List of acronyms 7
Executive summary 9

Chapter 1. Climate-resilient development 13
-Key messages 14
-1.1 The links between climate change, resilience and development are clear 15
-1.2 Climate resilience is a new context for development 18
-References 21
Chapter 2. The building blocks of climate-resilient development 23
-Key messages 24
-2.1 Clear vision and strong leadership are important starting points 25
-2.2 Climate resilience needs to become part of national development planning 25
-2.3 Implementing climate resilience requires strong institutions 27
-2.4 The risks and uncertainties surrounding climate change need to be understood 31
-2.5 Climate-resilient development will need sufficient finance and investment 36
-2.6 Progress towards climate resilience needs to be continually monitored 42
-References 45
Chapter 3. Implementing climate-resilient development 49
-Key messages 50
-3.1 Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management need to be better linked 51
-3.2 An enabling environment is needed to link climate resilience to the private sector 60
-References 63
Chapter 4. Climate-resilient development in Colombia 71
-Key messages 72
-4.1 Colombia is vulnerable to climate change 73
-4.2 The Colombian government is enabling climate-resilient development 76
-4.3 What are the policy priorities for building resilience? 82
-References 96
Chapter 5. Climate-resilient development in Ethiopia 101
-Key messages 102
-5.1 Ethiopia’s development is closely linked to climate 103
-5.2 Ethiopia is taking steps towards climate-resilient development 107
-5.3 What are the policy priorities for building resilience? 116
-References 130

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