UNDP’s Outlook on Communities and Local Resilience in the Asia-Pacific

Leading up to the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in March 2021, UNDP delivered an Outlook paper on Communities and Local Resilience. The focus of this background document is on communities and local resilience and it presents information on progress, gaps and challenges in strengthening resilience of communities, around the five key enablers that guided the discussions at 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum: policy and climate governance; planning and processes; science and assessment; technologies and practices; and finance and investment.

All four Resilience Outlooks are available on the APAN website. The background documentation for the forum consists of four resilience outlooks that rent a snapshot of the stream-specific aspects of resilience at the regional level, depicting challenges, promising innovations, best practices as well as priorities for action for the key aspects identified. The four documents aim to support a common understanding of the status of adaptation practices in the region and will present the background for in-depth discussion on how to enhance resilience holistically. They highlight the intertwined nature of resilience and take stock of experiences and challenges of building resilience in the context of COVID-19 response and recovery.


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