The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report

The Adaptation Gap Report series complements the Emissions Gap Report series – exploring global progress on adaptation and options for enhancing the global adaptation efforts.

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre has managed the production of UNEP’s Adaptation Gap Report series since its first edition in 2014.

The aim of the reports is to inform national and international efforts to advance adaptation.

From 2020 and onwards, the Adaptation Gap Report consists of two main parts:

  • A first part consisting of a recurrent assessment of global progress on adaptation in three areas: planning, financing and implementation. This part will include both quantitative (through indicators to be defined in the 2020 report) and qualitative assessments of adaptation progress with the aim of facilitating tracking of developments over time and providing input to UNFCCC Global Stocktake process defined in the Paris Agreement.
  • A second part that provides a deeper assessment of the status of adaptation within a particular sector or theme, but still framed around the same three elements as part one (planning, financing and implementation). The focus of the second part should change from year to year. In 2020, the topic was Nature Based Solutions and in 2021 it was on consequences of COVID on adaptation planning and finance.

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Focus area: Climate Planning and Policy, Delivering global mitigation/adaptation assessments

Country / Region: Global

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Lars Christiansen

Advisor - Climate Change Adaptation at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre

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