The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2020 finds that while nations have advanced in planning, huge gaps remain in finance for developing countries and bringing adaptation projects to the stage where they bring real protection against climate impacts such as droughts, floods and sea-level rise.
Public and private finance for adaptation must be stepped up urgently, along with faster implementation. Nature-based solutions – locally appropriate actions that address societal challenges, such as climate change, and provide human well-being and biodiversity benefits by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring natural or modified ecosystems – must also become a priority.
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); UNEP-DTU Partnership (UDP); World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP)
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Keyword(s): adaptation financing, biodiversity, climate change adaptation, climatic shocks, droughts, finance, floods, nature-based solutions (NbS), sea-level rise