The UN's Global Adaptation Network (GAN) is a knowledge-sharing platform for climate adaptation. Covering most continents, GAN connects a multitude of adaptation organisations into a common worldwide network, enabling the exchange of vital information. When cutting-edge solutions are developed, GAN ensures they are shared with those who most need them. The Global Adaptation Network has a unique relationship with the UNFCCC through a variety of linkages, including the Adaptation Committee, the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative, and the Talanoa Dialogue. Founded in 2010, the GAN family is a thriving knowledge-sharing community.
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative (A2R) was launched during the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015. The initiative promotes three key capacities as a common frame for climate resilience in the UN system and for its partners. These capacities are: Anticipate, Absorb, and Reshape. As a global multi-stakeholder initiative, A2R aims to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Some of A2R's work includes, inter alia, raising awareness, advocating for more investment in climate adaptation, and analyzing progress in building resilience.
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) was initiated by the UN Environment with the support of governments from the Netherlands, Japan, and the Philippines. GCECA has forged partnerships with NGOs, governments, financial institutions and businesses, all in the interests of accelerating climate adaptation. GCECA works to mobilize the global adaptation community through discussion briefs, workshops, webinars and conferences. It identifies specific projects for examples of best practices and promotes the uptake of these lessons across the world.