Scaling up Climate Action through Adaptation Effectiveness

ByUnited Nations Environment Programme

Scaling up Climate Action through Adaptation Effectiveness

📅 9 December 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Evaluating the effectiveness of adaptation policies and actions is key to understanding whether they have reduced climate risks and achieved other intended outcomes. The goals are to ensure that adaptation is adequate to address climate risks, not foster negative unintended consequences over space and time, and inform adaptation financing.

This event focuses on how the world can scale up climate action through adaptation effectiveness. The session includes presentations on how to make adaptation more effective using science and on Nature-based Solutions for Ecosystem-based adaptation, followed by a Q&A with the audience and panel. The discussion will draw on the recently launched Adaptation Gap Report 2023, and the WASP Science for Adaptation Policy Brief on Advancing Adaptation Effectiveness.

The World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) is a UN-led initiative at the science-policy interface. Its core vision is ensuring that knowledge gaps are filled to inform evidence-based multilateral and national climate policies, solutions, and actions for successful adaptation to new climate conditions.