Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to halt the impacts of climate change. Many countries are realizing it's time to start adapting to a warming world. The policy world is responding. The 2015 Paris Agreement includes, for the first time, a Global Adaptation Goal.
UNEP has implemented over 50 projects on climate change adaptation at global, regional and national levels for 40 countries. These projects cover four priority areas:
- Ecosystem-based adaptation - Implementing projects that utilize biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of a holistic adaptation strategy.
- Knowledge, analysis and networking - Spreading vital adaptation knowledge through well-connected global networks.
- World Adaptation Science Programme - Providing an interface between the adaptation research community and decision-makers.
- National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) - Supporting countries to advance their National Adaptation Plan process.