Climate action is undertaken by multiple actors, across multiple levels of governance and for this reason climate governance has been established as a multi-level governance (MLG) process. But to what extent is MLG actually delivering climate-resilient outputs? What are the challenges that MLG brings, and how can subnational governments deal with and further address these challenges?

On 9 December, in the framework of the UNFCCC COP 25, Regions4 will launch the reportClimate Change Adaptation in a Multi-Level Governance Context: A Perspective from Subnational Governments, examining these questions and focusing on the policies and processes that subnational governments are undertaking.

The report outlines the main findings of a survey with 33 subnational governments, one local and one national government, carried out by Regions4 and RegionsAdapt. The analysis reveals common challenges and highlights achievements experienced by subnational governments in planning, implementing, and monitoring, reporting and evaluating climate change adaptation policies and action. It also provides recommendations for both national and subnational governments to improve vertical and horizontal integration in the different conditions for and phases of establishing adaptation action.

The report will be launched at the official COP 25 side event “Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management in a Multi-Level Governance Context” on 9 Dec. 15:00 – 16:30 (Room 5), organised by Regions4, the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII).