Climate Change, Empowerment and Accountability: How can climate change policy and interventions best work to empower poor and vulnerable individuals and communities and effectively utilise accountability mechanisms to ensure their concerns are addressed?
Key findings: This helpdesk research looks at how climate change policies and programmes (particularly for adaptation) can best respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. The general consensus appears to be that this requires a combination of greater investment in community-based adaptation, more decentralised planning and stronger mechanisms to link community-level decision-making with national and international policy processes. Although strictly speaking beyond the remit of this report, it also includes resources on how to make the global funding architecture for climate change more accountable as well as a small selection of literature which looks at how social policies (namely social protection and risk transfer approaches) can support adaptation.
Full repsonse: http://www.gsdrc.org/docs/open/HD738.pdf