5 years of Shared Resources, Joint Solutions
When SRJS started more than 5 years ago, times were different. The Sustainable Development Goals were just being adopted. The Paris Climate Agreement had not yet been reached. When this came into force in 2016, it generated an enormous boost for climate change adaptation and mitigation by businesses and governments.
On a different front, SRJS was confronted by unforeseen circumstances, such as ever increasing weather extremes and natural disasters. Forest fires, floods, hurricanes and heat waves occurred in the SRJS landscapes. Politically, the situation was at times similarly unsettled. On top of it all, 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 1000 outcomes
SRJS navigated through these changing, challenging times. All in all the SRJS partners contributed to more than 1000 outcomes in the field of sustainable policies and practices, through their lobby and advocacy efforts towards local, national and international stakeholders.
Almost 200 partner organisations developed their capacities in building partnerships, influencing governments, businesses and financial institutions at local, national and global level. They adopted the role of watchdog and monitored progress when the situation demanded it. And they will continue to do so, even after SRJS has ended.
The SRJS programme embraces the numerous lessons learned and suggests to take them forward in future projects, programmes and initiatives. They remind us of why we are doing the work we do: to sustain this beautiful planet with its diverse forms of life.
Female leadership: stories of change
Recommendations for climate adaptation
With SRJS, we support and strengthen local NGOs and civil society organisations in 16 countries, so that we can safeguard water supply, climate resilience and food security together with governments and companies. We also ensure that these organisations work together to become stronger.