The RegionsAdapt initiative aims to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report on climate adaptation. Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, RegionsAdapt was launched at COP 21 in Paris, and now encompasses more than 71 signatory regions from five continents. By joining the initiative, signatories commit to:
a. Adopt a strategic approach to adaptation and prioritise adaptation actions within two years.
b. Take concrete action on adaptation in at least one of the priority areas identified by the regions.
c. Report data on the progress of their adaptation actions on an annual basis through CDP’s states and regions platform.
Through working in different priority areas, RegionsAdapt aims to exchange information on skills and challenges, adopt common standards and, based on these standards, develop joint projects.
Representing over 270 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 2016 RegionsAdapt has organised knowledge opportunities on different priority areas.
The RegionsAdapt initiative offers: