Financing Adaptation

Sufficient financial resources and capacity to access available resources are critical for adaptation. Also, various financial mechanisms, incentives and budget systems are needed to implement climate adaptation measures. In addition, the process of comparing different measures, including their costs and benefits, sometimes also consulting with stakeholders for their preferences is important. This can be part of the risk dialogues, when different climate impacts, and needed strategies are discussed. The economic impacts of potential disasters if not prevented also needs to be understood.


Understanding the financial implications of climate impacts, provides the rationale for making decisions on investments. Financial mechanisms can provide incentives for actors to make adaptive choices. This is for example clear in urban development when space is needed to absorb rainwater and prevent flooding. This requires reserving space for infiltration, via for example nature-based solutions. However, it is not seen as having a direct financial benefit for the developer, it will not be implemented.

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Floating gardens in Myanmar

Webinar: Climate Adaptation in Agriculture: Water for Food Security

06/04/2022 - 09:30

This webinar session highlights the linkages between water and food security and showcases bright spots in addressing water security through improved water management.

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Beijing roundtable

Webinar: Supporting Beijing Water Eco-Restoration Strategy

23/03/2022 - 12:00 to 14:00

An international roundtable on the first city in China to initiate land and space ecological restoration, using the five major rivers and canals across the city as green corridors to improve the water system's connectivity and restore the river channel's ecological function. 

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Different floating solutions - high end and low cost - housing and agriculture

Exchange meeting on floating and resilient development

29/09/2022 - 09:00

This is a program for the exchange meeting. The meeting will start with a plenary and then form breakout rooms. It will close with a plenary. 


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