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Enhancing Program Impact to Address Climate Game Changers

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By Sarah Bermeo, Sarah W. Dickerson, Marcel S.O. Gonçalves, Paula J. Sarmiento

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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) makes clear that the impacts of climate change on lives and livelihoods in many areas of the world are both more immediate and, without large efforts in adaptation and mitigation, likely to be more pronounced than estimated in previous reports. Many communities are already experiencing “game changing” situations, such as precipitation changes, temperature changes, storms, sea-level rise, soil quality, and desertification, in which they face or will soon face substantial and sustained effects of climate change resulting in large-scale impacts on lives and livelihoods. Based on an extensive review of available literature and discussions with experts in climate change and development, this brief provides findings and actions to consider that advance the efficiency and effectiveness of the development response to impacts of climate change.

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Policy Brief, Climate & Sustainability