Adaptation Gap Report: As climate impacts accelerate, finance gap for adaptation efforts at least 50% bigger than thought
Finance needs of developing countries are now 10-18 times as big as international public finance flows, with a growing gap from rising adaptation needs and faltering adaptation finance. Failure to enhance adaptation has huge implications for losses and damages.
November 2nd, 2023
The 2022 Adaptation Gap Report estimates costs are five to ten times greater than current finance flows to developing countries. Unprecedented political will and long-term investments are urgently needed
November 3rd, 2022
Estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows, while fewer than one third of 66 countries funded COVID-19 recovery measures to address climate risks.
November 4th, 2021
While temperatures rise, financing and implementation of climate adaptation is falling behind. Focus on nature-based solutions and initiatives with real impact on climate risks is needed.
January 14th, 2021
The new Adaptation Gap Report shows increasing gap in finance for adaptation and points to severe health impacts in a future of climate change.
December 6th, 2018
UN Environment’s Adaptation Gap Report 2017 was launched today during COP23 at Bonn, Germany. Click to download the Adaptation Gap Report 2017. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, established the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a view to contributing to sustainable development and ensuring an adequate adaptation response […]
November 8th, 2017
Cost of Adapting to Climate Change Could Hit $500 Billion per year by 2050
May 11th, 2016