By drawing on evidence-based learning from existing projects, new empirical cases, as well as existing scholarly work, the project contributes with diverse and original perspectives, insights and reflections on the role and prospects for the private sector to build climate change resilience.
The project examines the barriers and future prospects for SMEs to contribute to minimize the negative effects of climate change, and to harness some of the positive consequences and potential business opportunities.
The project contributes with:
- an increased understanding of the rationale and business case for MSME actions in the context of climate change adaptation;
- demonstrating existing approaches, barriers, incentives and opportunities involved in catalysing the engagement of MSMEs in developing countries in adaptation efforts;
- exploring the potential for specific instruments and mechanisms conducive to triggering MSME actions and investments in adaptation
- providing future directions to support and scale up MSME engagement in adaptation.