A Snapshot of Global Adaptation Investment and Tracking Methods

The intensity and frequency of extreme weather events and chronic climate-related changes are increasing, globally. With these changes, there is a pressing and clear need for communities worldwide to invest in adapting to climate change. According to the UN Environment Programme, in developing countries alone, adapting to climate change will require USD 280 billion to USD 500 billion per year by 2050 (UNEP 2016). The 46 countries that included adaptation cost estimates in their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) estimated a total, collective cost for these measures of USD 783 billion by 2030 (World Bank).

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