Watch our June 28 Global Call – Communities Tackle Climate Change

Our global membership came together to focus on the greatest challenge of our day – Climate Change – and the recommendations from more than 100 key agencies to #ShiftThePower to local communities through a new set of Principles for Locally-Led Adaptation to Climate Change.


Principles for Locally-led Development

Papers referenced by Stefanie: Locally Led Adaptation: From Principles to Practice.

and Strengthening Gender Equity in Locally Led Adaptation Processes in Africa

Our guest speaker was Stefanie Tye presented the background to the development of the principles as well as concrete examples of each principles.

Stefanie is a Research Associate with WRI’s Climate Resilience Practice. A large share of her work is in agriculture, as well as in mainstreaming climate adaptation and locally led adaptation. She co-develops technical guidance, policy recommendations, and tools to help decision-makers plan for and implement climate adaptation solutions.

Prior to WRI, Stefanie worked at the global Indigenous grassroots organization Land is Life. Stefanie grew up in Mexico and has an M.A. in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, specializing in climate resilience and sustainable cities. She holds a B.A. from NYU in Global Liberal Studies: Politics, Human Rights & Economic Development with a minor in Latin American Studies.

Organizations wishing to endorse the principles can email Stefanie at and include their organizational logo. Endorsers will be listed on the WRI website. Her slides are below, with the video recording and French translation audio below that.

Video recording

French Audio