Community-Based Adaptation: Lessons from the Development Marketplace 2009 on Adaptation to Climate Change

62 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2010

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Date Written: August 25, 2010

Abstract

The Development Marketplace 2009 focused on adaptation to climate change. This paper identifies lessons from the Marketplace and assesses their implications for adaptation support. Our findings are based on: statistical tabulation of all proposals; in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis of the 346 semi-finalists; and interviews with finalists and assessors. Proposals were fuelled by deep concerns that ongoing climate change and its impacts undermine development and exacerbate poverty, migration and food insecurity. Proposals addressed both local poverty and climate change challenges, and offered a wide range of approaches to render local development more resilient to current climate variability. Therefore, support to community-based adaptation should: exploit its strong local grounding and synergies with development; help connect local initiatives to higher levels; and use complementary approaches to address policy issues.

Keywords: Community-based Adaptation, Development Marketplace, Adaptation, Climate Change

JEL Classification: O1, Q5

Suggested Citation

Heltberg, Rasmus and Prabhu, Radhika and Gitay, Habiba, Community-Based Adaptation: Lessons from the Development Marketplace 2009 on Adaptation to Climate Change (August 25, 2010). FEEM Working Paper No. 84.2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1664939 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1664939

Rasmus Heltberg (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
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Radhika Prabhu

World Bank

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Habiba Gitay

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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