According to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Southeast Asia has been experiencing more frequent climate-related disaster events and an exponential increase in annual deaths for the past thirty years.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
Although many developing countries are working on appropriate mechanisms for financing adaptation to combat climate-related problems, there is a great need for research and insight to support these efforts.
As the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic grip the world, grassroots communities and organizations are developing their own coping mechanisms. They are supporting each other, distributing resources, and fighting misinformation, all while building resilience.
IDRC’s support for applied research on climate change adaptation began more than a decade before climate change became a climate crisis. Together with like-minded donors, IDRC has helped establish strong foundations for climate change adaptation research.
IDRC is among the agencies proudly representing Canada at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Madrid, Spain, from December 2–13.