We are proud to work with some of the most innovative, insightful and impactful organizations from around the world who are supporting the transition to a sustainable and resilient world. These range from national to local governments, universities and research institutes, companies and social enterprises, civil society organizations and youth groups. Together we collaborate on accelerating adaptation action.

Key partners

African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and GCA have joined forces to use their complementary expertise, resources and networks to partner on a bold Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program. This will support African countries in making the transformational shift required to put climate adaptation and resilience at the center of critical growth-orientated and inclusive policies, programs and institutions.

Climate Vulnerable Forum

As Managing Partner of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), GCA works with the leadership of its 48 member countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific, representing some 1.2 billion people worldwide. Founded in November 2009 by the Maldives with 10 other countries, the CVF is the international forum for countries most threatened by climate change. CVF serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change and is active in building cooperation, knowledge and awareness on climate change issues.

African Adaptation Initiative

As the lead coordinating partner of the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), GCA works with African Heads of State to address the adaptation financing gap, and implement measures to address disaster risk reduction and resilience needs in Africa. The AAI was developed and launched in Paris during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in December 2015. GCA supports its work delivering high-level pan-African and regional dialogues, adaptation action on the ground and cross-sector processes to strengthen collaboration on adaptation across Africa.

Global Partners

The Government of the Netherlands

Bangladesh Government

National Center for Climate Strategy and International Cooperation China

International Development Research Centre

Municipality of Groningen

Municipality of Rotterdam

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Global Environment Facility

UN Environment Program

World Bank Group

International Monetary Fund

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development

University of Cape Town

University of Groningen

International Centre for Climate Change and Development

Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

C40 Cities


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