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Accelerating Adaptation Finance – Africa and Global Perspectives

In the context of the Africa Climate Summit, this policy brief highlights the need to dramatically increase the amount and efficacy of adaptation financing to Africa. This brief also spotlights the persistent challenges related to adaptation finance flows in Africa, and highlights priority actions for the global finance community to undertake to address them. 

4 September 2023

Strategy and Planning to Redouble Adaptation in Africa: A Review

This study provides a detailed review of the national strategic adaptation documents prepared by governments in the African continent. It examines the main characteristics of these strategic adaptation plans, their depth and coverage, and the degree to which these documents demonstrate a supportive environment to implement the most critical adaptation programs at scale for each country.

4 September 2023

Toolkit for Youth on Adaptation & Leadership

This Toolkit for Youth on Adaptation & Leadership equips young people with the knowledge and skills to engage in climate adaptation policy, advocacy and action.

29 August 2023

Factsheet for young people: Locally Led Adaptation

Over 60 percent of the population are smallholder farmers and over 55 percent of the urban population live in informal settlements in Sub-Saharan African countries. Therefore, LLA holds the promise of unlocking variegated responses to highly localized risks in contexts marked by deficits in formal governance machinery. 

5 June 2023

Factsheet for young people: Gender

The climate crisis is not gender-neutral, and neither should our adaptation efforts be. Women and men experience different levels of exposure, vulnerability and resilience to climate risk and climate change impacts due to differences in rights, responsibilities, and opportunities. This factsheet is part of a series that presents information from GCA’s flagship reports State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2021 and 2022.

23 May 2023

Factsheet for young people: Water Resources Management, Floods and Disaster Risk Management

One of the most direct transmission channels of the consequences of climate change is through water: too much, too little, at unexpected times. This fact sheet is part of a series that presents information from GCA’s flagship reports State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa 2021 and 2022.

23 May 2023

Locally Led Planning: A Guide for Building Climate Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

This Guide provides resources for locally led, inclusive, multisectoral upgrading for climate resilience in urban informal settlements.

15 March 2023

Brock Hicks

Stories of Resilience: Lessons from Local Adaptation Practice

The stories in this compilation, based on the sessions of the 2022 Gobeshona Conference on Locally Led Adaptation, are an important basis for us to understand the difference between local action and locally led action, and to identify effective ways of supporting local leadership.

14 November 2022

Anju Sharma, Kiara Worth, Tasha Goldberg

Youth Engagement with the Global Goal on Adaptation

It is crucial that the Global Goal on Adaptation reflects young people’s needs and priorities as they will live with the consequences of a warming planet the longest. Following worldwide youth consultations conducted by the Global Center on Adaptation, this report presents young people’s views on the Global Goal on Adaptation.

12 November 2022

Aoife Fleming, Mike Girling, Adriana Valenzuela, David Sharrock