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Community-based adaptation

Partner United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Date of submission 01/03/2009


UNDP Action pledge II

It is increasingly recognized that small communities are likely to be the most severely affected by climate change impacts and yet are least equipped to cope and adapt. This pilot project is designed to implement community-based projects that seek to enhance the resiliency of communities, and/or the ecosystems on which they rely, to climate change impacts. It will essentially create small-scale ‘project/policy laboratories’ and generate knowledge about how to achieve adaptation at the local level.

Action pledge updates 

UNDP Action Pledge II Update. Scaling up community-based adaptation actions

This update was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".

Further information

UNDP Project Community-Based Adaptation

Regional focus All regions
Sector Education and training
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Target group Communities
Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.