Winners announced in Climate Resilient Cities (CRC) in Latin America research call

November 22, 2016

IDRC, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA-Ecuador) have announced the winners of their research call on Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America. 

The Climate Resilient Cities Initiative offered a total of $1.5 million in funding to proposals that identify and promote innovative solutions for climate compatible development in small- and medium-sized cities that are experiencing rapid growth, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people who are most affected by climate change.

The winning projects are:

  • Book cover Iniciativa CRC“Home” as a catalyst for resilience: relocation in the Amazon Rainforest. This project investigates how new settlements can be designed to be resilient to climate change, create social cohesion, and promote alternative livelihood opportunities, with a focus on Nuevo Belen in Iquitos, Peru.
  • A participatory decision-making approach towards climate-resilient and inclusive urban development in Latin America. This project will develop and apply a practical, innovative, and participatory methodology and toolbox to support climate resilient, inclusive urban development in the rapidly growing cities of Latin America, with a focus on Santa Ana, El Salvador, Dos Quebradas, Colombia, and Santo Tome, Argentina.
  • Triangle city cooperation: building joint climate resilient development in the Panama basin. This project investigates how city authorities and communities can work together to tackle climate related impacts at the meeting point of three countries: Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
  • Building urban-rural linkages for food-secure and climate-resilient medium-sized cities in the Andes. This project will examine the contribution of alternative food systems to improving food security and responding to climate change in the cities of Pasto and Popayan, Colombia.
  • Strengthening climate-resilient development in urban-rural landscapes using a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach. This project will focus on the Amazonian city of Tarapoto and the surrounding region and will generate evidence on the interdependencies and trade-offs between natural resource availability and demands on water, energy, and food across different users.
  • Effects of booms and busts and climate disturbances on livelihoods and resilience of small Amazon delta cities. This project will chart the history of economic misfortunes and climate variability and change in small Amazon delta cities.

Learn more about the projects