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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Resilience Hub event

Webinar: Resilient Policies: Leveraging Water for National Climate Planning

04/11/2021 - 13:15 to 14:45

This session aims at identifying elements which should be part of a strategy for resilient water policies and some tools and methods to mainstream water resilience. It also aims at identifying how the international community can support national level water resilience going forward. 

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Webinar: Accelerating adaptation through nature-based solutions at scale

Webinar: Accelerating adaptation through large scale nature-based solutions

07/10/2021 - 10:30 to 12:30

This webinar addressed the need for greater effort to identify a pipeline of large-scale NbS projects that truly accelerate adaptation, and at the same time build the resilience of communities.

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Floating Development

Webinar: How can floating development help adaptation to climate change?

02/09/2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

How can floating development help adaptation to climate change?

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