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Adaptation Practices
The adaptation practices interface is a gateway to information on adaptation practices worldwide. It provides a summary of adaptation practices by a large range of organizations, agencies and businesses, along with descriptions and relevant links and publications. The interface was mandated by the SBSTA, see SBSTA 25 report FCCC/SBSTA/2006/11 (paragraph 59).
It was updated for the thirtieth session of the SBSTA (June 2009).
Type of organization

Regional focus

Sector

Adaptation delivery activity

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Adaptation Practice Type of organization Regional focus Sector Adaptation delivery activity Description

Climate Change Adaptation and Development Initiative (UNEP)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Facilitates cross-sector adaptation awareness raising. Participates in collaborative practical adaptation actions with governments and other organisations. Develops context-specific training and assessment manuals. Assists in integrating climate change issues into policy and planning with the goal of building capacity and reducing vulnerability.                   

Case Studies

Climate Policy 2012: extension of the global project “Capacity Development for Policy Makers to Address Climate Change" (UNDP)

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Capacity building

Other

Strengthens capacity in financing associate with climate change. Technical knowledge sharing in finance assessments and investments.

Factsheet
Capacity Development for Policy makers to Address Climate Change
 

Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project: Phase II (IISD)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Other

An additional 20 countries added to those included in Phase I. Develops climate knowledge and scenarios and identifies risks and impacts from climate change. Facilitates research and the integration of climate science into decision-making with the aim of developing capacity to meet the challenges of climate change. 

Country Study
Dominican Republic

 

Helio International - Climate Proofing Energy Systems: Vulnerability-Adaptation-Resilience

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Other

Assesses and monitors the vulnerability of energy systems and identify adaptation potentials. Develops strategies to facilitate progression to low-carbon energy supply systems. Improves climate-smart evaluation capacity of countries for energy needs including consideration of ecosystem services associated with the energy sector.

Global Report
Climate Proofing Energy Systems: Global Report

Energy Systems Country Reports

Government of Germany - Climate Sensitive Flood Water Management in the Lower Mekong Basin

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning

Capacity building

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Other

Develops forecasting systems of riparian states. Practical education and training courses are provided to demonstrate the application of information obtained to planning sustainable adaptive measures.

Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa (ACTS)

Academic

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Other

Engages stakeholders at all levels to facilitate adaptation and capacity building strategies for vulnerable communities in 8 African countries. Practical demonstrations and knowledge and technology sharing is provided to raise awareness and empower stakeholders.

Country Projects

Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme (UNDP)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Climate-resilient planning

Supports climate-resilient advocacy and action at the community level. Provides a monitoring and evaluation system to assess changes in community perceptions of adaptive capacity. 

Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (WB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Develops global cost-estimations for climate change adaptation. Assists developing countries to assess climate risks and design national adaptation strategies.

Country Studies

EUROCLIMA: Climate change regional cooperation programme (EUROPEAID)

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

A platform for Latin American-European cooperation in climate change. 

Climate Change in Latin America

Government of Switzerland - Floods from the Roof of the World: Protection thanks to applied research

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Other

Creates an inventory of glaciers and glacier lakes and a monitoring system as a basis for an early warning system.

Glacial Melt and Downstream Impacts on Indus-Dependent Water Resources and Energy (ADB)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Water resources

Other

Develops knowledge on climatic trends, water supplies and risk scenarios for climate change and its impacts. Information supports policy-makers in designing integrated water resource management plans. 

Reports
Technical Assistance Report for Pakistan

Global Climate Change Alliance

Intergovernmental

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Knowledge management

Other

Provides a dialogue platform for the EU and developing countries on climate change. Initiates cooperative actions for the implementation of adaptation and mitigation objectives into development policies.

Publications

Protecting Health from Climate Change in Southeast Europe, Central Asia and the Northern Russian Federation: Seven Country Initiative (WHO)

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Other

Human health

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Other

Develops knowledge and planning on integrating health and environment policies and to strengthen health institutions to respond to climate change impacts. Fosters the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in health services.

Country strategies

Implementation Plan for the Caribbean Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change (CCCCC)

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Other

Long-term strategy considering funding, investment and strategies in the reduction of regional and national risk to climate change. Establishes responsibilities, governance and capacity objectives to this end. 

Project Document

Integrating Climate Change Risks and Opportunities into National Development Processes and United Nations Country Programming (UNDP)

Academic

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Advises on the integration of climate risk, adaptation and considerations of maladaptation in development policies.

Australian Government - International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative

Governmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Other

Provides funding to develop climate change knowledge, implement adaptation measures, identify key vulnerabilities and adopt measures to strengthen resilience, and to extend community-based initiatives in partner countries.

Programs:

AFDB - Lake Chad Sustainable Development Support Program (PRODEBALT)

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Provides funding to develop sustainable technical actions for Lake Chad and increase its productivity.

Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces (Africa Adapt)

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Develops knowledge, research and tools to educate on adaptation policy processes at local and national levels.                              

Project Summary:
Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces

Government of Germany - Mainstreaming Gender Aspects in Climate Change Adaptation and Low-Carbon Development

Governmental

Small Island Developing States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Global platform for mainstreaming gender concerns into adaptation and low-carbon development. Produces information and training materials, monitoring mechanisms and policy recommendations.

Management of Flash Floods: Capacity building and awareness raising in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Created an inventory of glaciers and glacial lakes and identified lakes at risk of bursting. Conducts workshops and training on flash flood risk management with the aim of reducing vulnerability and poverty through sustainable development.

Modeling the Transformative Impacts and Costs of Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean (Caribsave)

Non-Governmental

Least Developed Countries

Other

Other

Calculates economic impacts of climate change to be used in vulnerability reduction planning and investment.                        

Report:
Quantification and Magnitude of Losses and Damages Resulting from the Impacts of Climate Change

Natural Disaster Preparedness for Coastal Cities of North Africa (WB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Oceans and coastal areas

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Produces action plan of measures to lower potential loss from extreme events.          

Projects

Partners for Resilience

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Nine country programme integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. Conducts co-operative risk management actions with governments and other agencies to reduce vulnerability to disasters and climate change and build livelihood resilience.

Leaflet:
A new partnership for resilience

Additional information
2012 Workshop Report

Project
Climate Proof Disaster Risk Reduction

ECPAmericas project - Peace Corps Renewable Energy and Climate Change Initiative

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Caribbean and Central America

Small Island Developing States

Other

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Other

Cooperative knowledge and technology transfer to facilitate implementation of climate-smart and energy efficiency actions by governments, private sector and civil society.

Outputs:

Climate Investment Funds - Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Provides short-term finance to climate-resilient national development programmes.

Reports

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