Collective Intelligence for Climate Action

In climate adaption


The Global South is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and many countries are already experiencing dire consequences such as more frequent flooding, longer droughts and extreme heat. An estimated 3.3 billion people already live in places that are highly vulnerable to climate change – and this is set to grow

The most successful adaptation initiatives help to reduce vulnerabilities and build community or ecosystem resilience in the face of a warming planet, whilst supporting sustainable development pathways. With the world off track to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, adaptation is increasingly critical. 

Examples of climate adaptation initiatives

Our analysis of collective intelligence case studies revealed that most initiatives focused primarily on climate adaptation versus climate mitigation. Given the focus of this report on the Global South which has historically lower emissions, this is not entirely surprising. 

We found examples of five collective intelligence use cases

71 case studies out of 106.