Climate extremes are accelerating changes on land and in the ocean, causing widespread adverse impacts and, in some cases where adaptation is not possible, related losses and damages to nature and people. Adaptation is crucial to reducing climate change risks so that we can avert or minimize as many irreversible losses and damages as possible. What is needed now is both more funding, and for more of that funding to be delivered to vulnerable communities, so that countries and communities can shift from planning for to implementing adaptation measures.

As part of a series that supports the ACT2025 Alliance Statement, this paper explains how progress can be made to enhance resources for implementing adaptation and proposes a set of recommendations for governments to enhance action on climate adaptation at the UN COP27 Climate Summit this November.



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