- Introduction and user guide
- 1. What is climate change?
- 2. What can we do?
- 3. Policy and partnerships
- 4. Youth unit
2c. Community resilience and climate
The Climate Centre collaborates with many partners on the agenda centred on resilience.
We seek to increase the resilience of families and communities by combining approaches related to ecosystems, climate change and climate variability, and disaster risk reduction.
This enables people to better withstand shocks from natural and man-made hazards, and sustain development through settled livelihoods.
The module explains some of the reasons why it is important to address the root causes of risk through ecosystem management and restoration and adaptation, combined with community-based disaster risk reduction.
It offers interactive group exercises such as Circles and a real-life example of a climate-smart community plan for action on resilience.
- What is in this module?
- Powerpoint presentations with notes
This game can be used to explore localised and inclusive contingency planning
when faced with changing risks.
2c Dissolving Disasters
This game aims to support learning and dialogue on the concept of
'resilience'. Players become subsistence farmers and face changing risks.
2c Gender and Climate game
An activity to support learning and dialogue on the differential vulnerability of women
and men at the community level, facing climate variability and change.
2c Act to Adapt
A big board game in which the 'community team' has to prioritise community
resources and take actions to protect them from the 'hazard team'.
- 2c Ready!
2c ExerciseA secondary information
Exercise to practice identifying and accessing secondary sources of information
before conducting community assessments (e.g. EVCA).
2c ExerciseB Landscape elements in IRM
Introductory exercise to understand how landscapes and ecosystems affects
hazards and, therefore also part of the solution when addressing risks in an integrated approach.
2c ExerciseC Circles DRR-CCA-EMR (or CCM)
On completing this exercise, participants will have a better understanding of
the similarities and differences between CCA, DRR and EMR (can also swap EMR for CCM).
2c ExerciseC Circles intro Presentation CCA-DRR-EMR (or CCM)
Presentation slides to accompany Exercise C - CCA-DRR/EMR Circles
2c ExerciseC Circles Activity-slips-for-cutting
Materials to accompany Exercise C - CCA-DRR-EMR Circles
2c ExerciseD Climate-smart community plan
Exercise to explore ‘how to think’ when trying to make a community plan ‘climate- smart’
taking into account climate information.
2c ExerciseD Climate-smart community plan intro Presentation
Presentation slides to accompany Exercise D - Climate-smart community plan
2c ExerciseD Climate-smart community plan Actitivities-worksheet-for-groups
Materials (group activity worksheet) to accompany Exercise D - Climate-smart community plan
2c ExerciseD Climate-smart community plan Seasonal Calendar
Materials (seasonal calendar) to accompany Exercise D - Climate-smart community plan
- 2c ExerciseA secondary information
- Relevant reading
- 2c IFRC Roadmap to community resilience
- 2c Kenya Climate-smart food security case study
- 2c CARE: Resilient communities dealing with disaster and climate change
- 2c Resilience, social protection and integrated risk management
- 2c IFRC Framework for community resilience
- 2c IFRC Community Early Warning Systems guide
- 2c Minimum Standards for climate-smart DRR
- 2c Eco-criteria community resilience - by Wetlands International
- 2c Climate Guide chapter on community risk reduction
- 2c CARE Integrated Risk Management explained
- 2c A landscape approach for DRR - by CARE and Wetlands International
- Red Cross/ Red Crescent example(s)
2c PfR: working together on disasters, climate and ecosystems
A great film from the Partners for Resilience in India, refelcting stories from
people on the need for integrated risk management: Disasters, climate
and ecosystems. [18:57]
2c From peril to protection
Staying a step ahead of the next disaster is becoming increasingly important. [10:01] by IFRC
2c Prepared communities are safer communities
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the globe work with
vulnerable communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from
disasters. [11:03] by IFRC
2c Updated participatory tools for community risk assessment
A graphic summary of how the classic community-assessment tools can encompass
environmental aspects and changing risk patterns to help prepare climate-smart
community risk-reduction plans. [11:43] by Climate Centre/PfR
2c Minimum Standards and Ecosystem-Smart DRR and climate change adaptation
A graphical look at the Minimum Standards (Climate Centre) and Criteria for
Ecosystem-Smart disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
(Wetlands International) in Indonesia and the Philippines. [13:13] by PfR
- 2c PfR: working together on disasters, climate and ecosystems
- Frequently asked questions or checklist