RegionsAdapt (Regions4)

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: RegionsAdapt mobilizes ambition and action on climate adaptation by facilitating access to the latest innovations, tools and best practices at regional level. Through knowledge exchange, capacity building, advocacy, monitoring and reporting, RegionsAdapt catalyzes innovation on adaptation, fosters cooperation and supports regional governments to improve their resilience. Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, it was launched at COP21. To date, it has more than 70 signatory regions worldwide, supporting over 270 million citizens. RegionsAdapt is the Regions4 flagship initiative on adaptation and it supports its implementation through its Secretariat.

Benefits: Regions joining RegionsAdapt have access to: knowledge exchange, and best practices that help develop adaptation plans and capacity building; the opportunity to strengthen their political participation, share messages and have visibility in the global climate processes and international events; collaboration through joint programmes and projects aimed to boost and improve regional actions on adaptation; participation in a global reporting system to manage and report their adaptation progress, increasing their accountability and transparency.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa. Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, USA, Uruguay. Asia-Pacific: Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka. Europe: France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.

Suitable for: Governments

How to join: RegionsAdapt is open to all governments situated between the local and national level, regardless of their size or the stage of implementation of their climate policy. Regions joining RegionsAdapt automatically become Members of the Race to Resilience and must sign a form committing to a 4-step process. Find out more here.


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