|Name of initiative||RegionsAdapt|
|Secretariat|| Regions4 Sustainable Development (Regions4)
Chaussée d'Alsemberg 999, 1180 Uccle, Belgium Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Organisational structure||Regions4 serves as its Secretariat; CDP is an endorsing partner. The initiative is currently organized in six different thematic working groups, on topics identified as crucial by the participant regions. Each group is coordinated by a volunteer region. In addition to the participant governments, each working group will, ideally, comprise a third party acting as a sponsor and/or another one as a technical expert.|
|Name of lead organisation||Regions4|
|Type of lead organisation||NGO/Civil Society|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||Belgium|
|Description|| The RegionsAdapt initiative aims to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report on climate adaptation. Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, RegionsAdapt was launched at COP 21 in Paris, and now encompasses more than 71 signatory regions from five continents. By joining the initiative, signatories commit to:
a. Adopt a strategic approach to adaptation and prioritise adaptation actions within two years.
b. Take concrete action on adaptation in at least one of the priority areas identified by the regions.
c. Report data on the progress of their adaptation actions on an annual basis through CDP’s states and regions platform.
Through working in different priority areas, RegionsAdapt aims to exchange information on skills and challenges, adopt common standards and, based on these standards, develop joint projects.
Since its launch, the initiative grew from its 27 founding members to more than 70 signatory participants, which represent a combined population of more than 300 million inhabitants from 26 countries on 5 continents.
|Objectives|| RegionsAdapt’s goal is to inspire and support regional governments to take action, collaborate and report efforts on climate change adaptation.
By participating, state and regional governments commit to adopt a strategic approach to adaptation and prioritize adaptation actions within two years of joining the initiative; take concrete action on adaptation in at least one of the key priority areas identified by the regions; and, report data on the progress of the adaptation actions on an annual basis through the risk and adaptation section of CDP’s states and regions platform. Nevertheless, since the initiative has reached its second anniversary, there are certain regions that have successfully fulfilled those three commitments and are invited to embark on two new phases of renewed engagement.
|Activities|| RegionsAdapt is a platform for:
- Tracking regional adaptation plans and strategies across the world; - Promoting the acceleration of the adoption or revision of regional climate adaptation plans and strategies; - Promoting concrete actions on adaptation; - Regions to cooperate and share best practices within their different capacities and experiences on climate adaptation; - Reporting and monitoring adaptation processes, actions and their outcomes; - Fostering visibility opportunities through dedicated materials, publications and events.
|One or two success stories achieved|
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Capacity building, Implementation, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Goal setting (ex-ante), Awareness raising and outreach, Training and education|
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Stakeholders who have committed to the goals
|Goals|| As a short-term objective, we encourage regional governments to adopt a strategic approach to adaption and prioritize adaptation actions, take concrete action on adaptation and report data on the progress of the adaptation actions on an annual basis through CDP´s States and Regions reporting platform.
As a long-term objective, we aim to gradually broadening the scope of the data annually reported on the progress of the adaptation actions through CDP’s States and Regions reporting platform (or other relevant reporting platforms as consensually agreed by members) and to publish a report with provided evidence of measures.
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|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|| In 2016, 27 regional governments reported their climate risks and adaptation actions.
In 2017, 35 regional governments reported their climate risks and adaptation actions. In 2018, 38 regional governments reported their climate risks and adaptation actions In 2019, 28 regional governments reported their climate risks and adaptation actions
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|| All regional governments who have signed RegionsAdapt have adhered to 3 commitments:
1) Develop or review a strategy/plan on climate adaptation within 2 years of its adherence; 2) Adopt at least one concrete adaptation action among the 7 key priority areas of the initiative; 3) Report the progress of adaptation actions annually. Therefore, RegionsAdapt targets/quantitative objectives are the number of members who were able to deliver each one of these commitments, as follows: 1) Number of regional governments that developed or reviewed a strategy/plan on climate adaptation within 2 years of its adherence; 2) Number of regional governments that adopted at least one concrete action within two years of its adherence; 3) Number of regional governments that have been reporting regularly. Since RegionsAdapt was launched in December 2015, the first assessment of these 3 indicators will occur in December 2017 for the 27 founding members.
|Available reporting|| RegionsAdapt 2016 Report: An assessment of risks and actions
RegionsAdapt 2017 Report: Regions accelerating climate change adaptation http://www.nrg4sd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/nrg4SD_RegionsAdapt2017Report_compressed.pdf
RegionsAdapt 2018 Report: Multi-level governance in climate chnage adaptation http://nrg4sd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Regions-Adapt-2018-HQ.pdf
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Regional / state / county actors||69||Ahafo (Ghana), Alberta (Canada), Amambay (Paraguay), Araucanía (Chile), Australian Capital Territory (Australia), Azuay (Ecuador), Basque Country (Spain), Bolívar (Ecuador), Brittany (France), British Columbia (Canada), California (USA), Canary Islands (Spain), Catalonia (Spain), Ceara (Brazil), Centre-Nord (Burkina Faso), Cerro Largo (Uruguay), Chaco Tarijeño (Bolivia), Communes du Zou (Benin), CONGOPE - Consorcio de Gobiernos Autonomos Provinciales del Ecuador (Ecuador), Cordillera (Paraguay), Council of Governors of Kenya (Kenya), Cross River State (Nigeria), Cuzco (Peru), Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (Morocco), Departamento Central (Paraguay), El Oro (Ecuador), Esmeraldas (Ecuador), Fatick (Senegal), Fès-Mèknes (Morocco), Goias (Brazil), Gossas (Senegal), Imbabura (Ecuador), Jalisco (Mexico), Kaffrine (Senegal), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), La Réunion (France), Lombardy (Italy), Manabí (Ecuador), Minas Gerais (Brazil), Misiones (Argentina), Morona Santiago (Ecuador), Napo (Ecuador), North Sumatra (Indonesia), O'Higgins (Chile), Orellana (Ecuador), Paraná (Brazil), Pastaza (Ecuador), Pichincha (Ecuador), Prince Edward Island (Canada), Quebec (Canada), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (Morocco), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Risaralda (Colombia), Rivera (Uruguay), Roraima (Brazil), Saint Louis (Senegal), Santa Elena (Ecuador), Santander (Colombia), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Scotland (United Kingdom), South Australia (Australia), Sud Comoe (Ivory Coast), Tocantins (Brazil), Tombouctou (Mali), Tucumán (Argentina), Vermont (USA), Wales (United Kingdom), Western Province (Sri Lanka), Zamora Chinchipe (Ecuador)|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
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Not only have national states as participators