Research funded by IDRC’s Climate Change program contributes to strengthening climate resilience and enhancing livelihoods in the most vulnerable communities in the Global South. We work with researchers and these communities to generate knowledge, build capacity, and develop solutions that contribute to socially equitable climate action.
The program’s priorities for 2015-2020 are:
- Generate new knowledge and inform policy in hotspots vulnerable to climate change
- Increase the resilience of small and medium-sized cities to climate change, paying particular attention to reducing the vulnerability of women; and
- Facilitate the financing of climate adaptation strategies, especially from private sources.
A catalogue of climate change adaptation options
The online catalogue systematizes practical climate change adaptation solutions arising from an expansive body of work generated by the IDRC Climate Change Adaptation in Africa and Climate Change and Water programs.
Since 2006, IDRC has funded more than 150 climate and water related projects, contributing more than CA$285 million in finance to 70 institutions in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.