RegionsAdapt

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General

Name of initiative RegionsAdapt
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.nrg4sd.org/climate-change/regionsadapt/
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: nrg4sd@nrg4sd.org.

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

Description Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, RegionsAdapt was launched on 3 December 2015, alongside COP 21 in Paris. It is open to all governments situated between the local and national level from across the world, regardless of their size or stage of implementation of their climate policy.

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.

The RegionsAdapt initiative is a global framework to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report efforts on climate change adaptation. With their participation regional governments join an ambitious group of governments pioneering in climate change adaptation, having the opportunity for extensive communication with other governments and thereby learning best practices and share solutions to certain challenges.

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

Sustainable Development Impact:
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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
Indicators
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Stakeholders who have committed to the goals
Year2018
Value (#)72
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.

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 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

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

http://www.nrg4sd.org/regionsadapt2016report/

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

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 72  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 72 Ahafo,  (Ghana),  AJUDEPA - Asociación de Juntas Departamentales del Paraguay,  Alberta (Canada),  Amambay (Paraguay),  ANCORE - Asociación Nacional de Gobiernos Regionales de Chile,  ANGR - Asemblea Nacional de Gobiernos Regionales de Peru,  Araucanía (Chile),  Australian Capital Territory (Australia),  Auvergne Rhône Alpes (France),  Azuay (Ecuador),  Basque Country (Spain),  Bolívar (Ecuador),  Brittany (France),  British Columbia (Canada),  Caldas (Colombia),  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,  Cordillera (Paraguay),  Cross River State (Nigeria),  Cuzco (Peru),  Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (Morocco),  Departamento Central (Paraguay),  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),  South Australia (Australia),  Sud Comoe (Ivory Coast),  Tocantins (Brazil),  Tombouctou (Mali),  Tucumán (Argentina),  Vermont (USA),  Wales (UK),  Western Province (Sri Lanka),  Zamora Chinchipe (Ecuador)
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
2019
71
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

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