RegionsAdapt launches 2016 Report and celebrates the first year of the initiative

On January 30th, nrg4SD – Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development, with the support of CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project, launched the “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: An assessment of risks and actions” through an open online event.

Reporting data annually through the risks and adaptation section of CDP´s states and regions platform represents one of the three commitments RegionsAdapt members agree to when joining the initiative. Thus, the “RegionsAdapt 2016 Report” is the first to reflect on the level of ambition shown by regional governments in their adaptation strategies. 

In total, 27 regional governments (listed below) reported on physical, water supply, and socioeconomic risks, as well as on the adaptation actions to address these issues. The large number of reported risks confirms that climate change is a reality and it’s urgent. Climate change impacts are diverse, but at the same time, territories around the world frequently face similar problems. The report gave the opportunity for participants to share their policies and programs and to encourage other governments to learn from their experiences, exchange and create common knowledge on how to adapt to climate change.

RegionsAdapt members that have reported through CDP

Alberta (Canada), Australian Capital Territory (Australia), Azuay (Ecuador), Basque Country (Spain), British Columbia (Canada), Catalonia (Spain), Cross River State (Nigeria), Esmeraldas (Ecuador), Fes-Meknes (Morocco), Gossas (Senegal), Jalisco (Mexico), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Reunion Island (France), Lombardy (Italy), Morona Santiago (Ecuador), Pichincha (Ecuador), Prince Edward Island (Canada), Quebec (Canada), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Santa Elena (Ecuador), São Paulo (Brazil), South Australia (Australia), Sud Comoé (Ivory Coast), Tocantins (Brazil), Tombouctou (Mali), Western Province (Sri Lanka)

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*** CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: An assessment of risks and actions ***

Launched in December 2015, RegionsAdapt is the first global initiative to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report efforts on climate change adaptation.

Click here to know more about RegionsAdapt Initiative, OR please contact regionsadapt@nrg4sd.org

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