UN Environment Adaptation Gap Reports

The Adaptation Gap Report series complements the Emissions Gap Report series – exploring key adaptation gaps, how these may be assessed, and what the options are for bridging them.

UNEP DTU Partnership has managed the production of UN Environment’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 2018 and onwards, the annual Adaptation Gap Report will consist of two main parts:

  • A first part that continually assesses and updates aspects of the adaptation gap that are of key relevance to the three dimensions of the global goal on adaptation. These are enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability, to the regular global stocktakes, and to other pertinent processes under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Candidates for relevant aspects to include in this part could be e.g. finance gaps, projected risks and impacts of climate change, and status of NDCs/NAPs and other relevant reporting and processes.
  • A second part that provides an in-depth assessment of specific gaps that can be sectoral or topical of nature. The focus of the second part should change from year to year. In 2018, the topic will be adaptation gaps in the health sector.

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

Country / Region: Global

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