Commitments to action

Climate Resilient Development Pathways

International Centre for Climate Change and Development, ICCCAD, Club of Rome

This CRDP Proto-Coalition aims to provide a framework for food systems transitions that deliver resilience to climate, shocks and stresses, reduce poverty and enhance social, gender, and inter-generational equity and justice to achieve long term resilience that has multi-sectoral and multi-systemic integrated solutions. This calls for strong coalitions with Member States (MS) and stakeholders, in particular related to innovation, to offer bold ideas for cooperative action to take systemic actions at scale.

This Proto-Coalition is the result of a merge of three solution clusters under the Resilience Action Areas and the Water Food Energy-Nexus. The main actions under this Proto-Coalition are:

  • Climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience
  • Nexus approach to Water-Food-Energy – Modern/Clean cooking
  • Climate Risk Reduction and Risk Management.
  • Integrating resilience in international and national policy plans and initiatives.

This Proto Coalition aims to engage the most vulnerable and at high risk such as the Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States & Arid, SemiArid Lands and Deserts.

Since climate shocks and stresses play a key role in food system failures, climate action is a critical entry point for transforming food systems. Information and knowledge about climate-related events, trends, or forecasts, is therefore used in climate risk reduction and management, to support more climate-resilient decision-making, while at the same time reducing the negative impacts of climate impacts on sensitive sectors, communities, or geographical areas.

These needs are captured by the Climate-Resilient Development Pathways framework originally developed by USAID in preparation towards COP21. These development pathways “…based on equity and justice, which combine climate adaptation and mitigation, and resilience with the goal of sustainable development” are now widely used by the IPCC and other research institutions including CGIAR.


Civil society, Academic

Action Area(s)

Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses



Key contact

Prof. Dr. Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development


Climate Change, Resilience, nationally-determined contributions


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