Overview of the project
- 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.
- Water Resources and Management;
- Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction;
- Agriculture and Zootechnics;
- Forestry, Protected Areas and Biodiversity;
- Infrastructure and Territorial Planning;
- Economic Impacts and Opportunities; and
- Social Impacts and Adaptation.
To inspire and support subnational governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report on climate adaptation.
Since December 2015
- 2 annual reports published
- 7 working groups
- Over 120 best practices exchanged between members 35 regional governments reporting through CDP´s states and regions platform in 2017.
- Their combined population accounts for more than 234 million inhabitants.
- 24 regions reported that they have an adaptation plan.
- 191 adaptation actions are being put in place to reduce the vulnerability of citizens, businesses and infrastructure to the identified impacts of climate change.
- 77% disclosing governments foresee substantive risks to their region's water supply.
- 88% disclosing governments acknowledge their region faces social risks as a result of climate change.
- 69% disclosing governments have undertaken a climate change risk or vulnerability assessment; and an additional 11% of them reported to be in progress of accomplishing it.
- 68% disclosing governments have a plan that addresses climate change adaptation.
Contributions of nrg4SD's members
The nrg4SD (Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development) is a network of subnational governments that shares common interests in climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development. It was established in 2002, at the World Summit in Johannesburg, and today has over 50 members from 26 countries in 4 continents. The nrg4SD is the only international network on sustainable development matters representing solely subnational governments.