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State and Trends in Climate Adaptation Finance 2024

This report covers global status and trends of adaptation finance and provides a deeper analysis of Africa at a regional level, given the heightened adaptation needs and opportunities on the continent. Across the globe, and especially in Africa, climate smart and resilient development pathways offer enormous investment opportunities with a triple dividend of avoided losses, positive economic gains, and enhanced social and environmental benefits.

18 April 2024

Co-directed by Dr. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez and Prof. Jamal Saghir

State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2023

State and Trends in Adaptation 2023 delivers the most up-to-date analysis of the adaptation funding gap and tracking of adaptation finance flows globally and in Africa while underscoring the importance of a supportive environment.

15 April 2024

Co-directed by Dr. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez and Prof. Jamal Saghir

Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge Impact Report

The Impact Report highlights the achievements of the inaugural African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge cohort, demonstrating how investing in youth-led enterprises catalyzes the growth of micro and small to medium-sized enterprises, creates thousands of jobs and contributes to a more resilient future.

4 December 2023

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

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

Financial Innovation for Climate Adaptation in Africa 2022

There is a pressing need to accelerate finance from all sources for climate adaptation in Africa over the coming decade. This report presents recommendations to increase the volume and efficacy of adaptation finance flows for Africa.

30 August 2022

Morgan Richmond, Bella Tonkonogy, Rajashree Padmanabhi, Angela Ortega Pastor, Neil Chin, Chetan Hebbale, Jamal Saghir, Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez

Case Studies on Adaptation and Climate Resilience in Schools and Educational Settings

This publication documents 15 innovative ideas and actions adopted and implemented by educational institutes in Africa, and across the globe. The purpose of this knowledge product is to provide case study examples on adaptation and climate resilience in schools, to offers insights to schools based in Africa, and to amplify real life climate adaptation actions, designed and implemented in different countries across the world.

4 May 2022

Global Center on Adaptation, Centre for Environment Education, Foundation for Environmental Education

Ghana: Roadmap for Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

The proposed 35 prioritized adaptation options provide opportunities for funders and investors to invest in Ghana’s future, offering impactful, evidence-based adaptation projects and enabling environment interventions backed by robust research and analysis.

24 March 2022