Climate adaptation

Reducing carbon emissions is no longer enough to halt the impacts of climate change. Many countries are realizing it's time to start adapting to a warming world. The policy world is responding. The 2015 Paris Agreement includes, for the first time, a Global Adaptation Goal. Similarly, the 2017 UN Climate Conference in Bonn reinforced the same objective. Nations spanning all continents are now developing National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

The UN Climate Change Adaptation Unit focuses on 4 priority areas:


From rice to riches: adapting to climate change on Cambodia’s coasts

Climate change, deforestation and rising sea-levels have been causing devastating rice shortages for Cambodia’s coastal communities. UN Environment is supporting the Cambodian government in their attempts to…

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The Climate Change Adaptation Unit has been focusing on certain priority areas. Read our latest reports and publications. Learn more

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Jessica Troni
Head of Climate Change Adaptation Unit
Email: jessica.troni[at]
Tel: +254 (0) 20 762 3794