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Name of initiative RegionsAdapt
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)

Chaussée d'Alsemberg 999, 1180 Uccle, Belgium Email: Vanessa Pulgarín:; Sara Kupka:; Rodrigo Messias:; Thais Ferraz:

Organisational structure The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD) 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.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation nrg4SD
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Belgium


Description The RegionsAdapt initiative is a global commitment to support and report efforts on adaptation at the state and regional level. On the initiation of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, this new initiative aims to establish a cooperative framework for regions to exchange experiences and best practices on their actions and challenges when adapting to climate change.
Objectives RegionsAdapt goal is to join efforts to ensure improved conditions to achieve resilient territories and prevent irreparable situations and damage to their respective economies, environments and citizens.

By participating, state and regional government commit to collaborate, exchange knowledge and share best practice policy models that foster adaptation and resilience to climate change, pursuing multidimensional and innovative methods, as for example ecosystem-based approaches. This commitment includes to adopt or review plans on adaptation within two years, to implement an adaptation action in one of a series of thematic areas, as well as to report on the progress of the adaptation initiatives through CDP´s States and Regions platform.

Activities The RegionsAdapt initiative will support participants to:

Develop regional adaptation strategies or plans utilizing the government expertise within the initiative, and based on the region specific reality; Report adaptation actions through CDP´s States and Regions platform; Submit the reported data to the NAZCA platform; Establish regional metrics, indicators and methodology for monitoring and follow-up according to the territorial specific vulnerabilities and conditions; Promote global peer learning and sharing of best practice models for addressing adaptation issues; and Embed and mainstream actions.

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
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals In 2016, 27 regional governments reported their risks and adaptation actions.

In 2017, 35 regional government reported their 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


Participants Number Names
Members 0  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 11 November 2019 10:26:36

Not only have national states as participators