BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, RegionsAdapt was launched at COP 21 in Paris. Regions4 coordinates this initiative that now encompasses more than 70 signatory regions from five continents impacting over 270 million citizens.
RegionsAdapt mobilizes ambition and action on climate adaptation by facilitating access to the latest innovations, tools and best practices at regional level throughout the world. Through knowledge sharing, capacity building, adoption of common standards, and contribution to the global processes, this unique regional partnership catalyzes innovation on climate adaptation, fosters cooperation and supports regional governments improve their resilience.
By joining the RegionsAdapt initiative, governments commit to:
REGIONS’ LEADERSHIP IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Regional governments have a critical role to play in addressing climate change and ensuring concrete results of adaptation actions. They:
Reference initiative for regional governments to pledge and act for the resilience of 4 billion people vulnerable to climate risks.
Representing over 280 million inhabitants.
Members develop ambitious actions to address the physical and socio-economic risks of climate change.
RegionsAdapt members have developed their own plans and strategies to adapt to climate change
Since 2015, RegionsAdpat has produced 5 annual reports reporting on members progress and ambitious actions, as well as 1 publication on multi-level governance for climate adaptation from the subnational perspective.
Since 2016 RegionsAdapt has organised knowledge opportunities on different priority areas.