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January 21, 2019Publication
This is the fourth edition of the UN Environment Adaptation Gap Reports. Since 2014, these reports have focused on exploring adaptation gaps, characterized as the difference between the actual level of adaptation and the level required to achieve a societal goal. The adoption of the Paris Agreement established a global goal on adaptation of “enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with...

Region: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia

November 1, 2018Publication
Knowledge gaps constitute significant barriers to successful climate change adaption actions, whether it is the absence of knowledge, lack of access to existing knowledge or the disconnect between knowledge holders and users. The Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI) identifies and prioritizes adaptation knowledge gaps, and catalyzes action to bridge these gaps. The LAKI is a joint action pledge under the Nairobi work programme (NWP)...

Region: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia

June 25, 2018Report
On the 20-21st of March 2018, the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) held its 2nd major Forum in collaboration with Zayed University and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. The Forum addressed the pressing challenges facing climate adaptation, and presented some of the most cutting-edge solutions, bringing together over 120 experts from a multitude of non-profit organisations, government institutions, private companies, and centres...

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June 25, 2018Publication
On an almost daily basis, news headlines draw attention to the impact of climate change around the world. These are impacts to which we need to adapt. The policy world is responding. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change includes, for the first time, a Global Adaptation Goal. The UN Climate Conference in Bonn in November 2017, under the Presidency of Fiji, underscored the importance of building climate resilience. Many countries are...

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March 6, 2017Report
The Global Adaptation Network funded the Durban Adaptation Charter Knowledge Exchange between eThekwini Municipality, Durban and the Mozambican cities of Pemba, Quelimane and Nacala from the 6th – 8th March 2017. The exchange, hosted by Durban, sought to build capacity and extend the partnership between these four cities in order to advance and coordinate climate change action in the region.

Region: Africa

November 24, 2016Publication
From 23rd -25th November 2016 an exchange visit between the Mozambican ci es of Pemba, Quelimane and Nacala with Durban, South Africa was held to discuss experiences, solu ons and challenges related to climate change issues of coastal erosion, catchment management and sea level rise. The exchange, held in Pemba, involved site visits and workshops which were led by technical experts from Durban and the par cipants in the workshop were engineers...

Region: Africa

November 23, 2016Report
As part of the Durban Adaptation Charter Hub and Compact initiative, eThekwini Municipality led the development of a proposal for a regional knowledge sharing & exchange visit through the Global Adaptation Network’s funding announcement. This exchange between Mayors and officials from the Mozambican cities of Pemba, Quelimane and Nacala and officials from the South African city of Durban took place from the 23 - 25th November, 2016, in Pemba...

Region: Africa

January 9, 2016Publication
In 2016, the GAN launched a new initiative to connect climate adaptation practitioners with their counterparts in other regions of the world in order build resilience through the sharing of key adaptation techniques.  One of such exchanges occurred between two grassroots organisations working with impoverished communities in Delhi and Blantyre. The results included the valuable transfer of information on the use of locally produced, organic-...

Region: Asia Pacific