Adaptation Learning Mechanism

The UNDP-Adaptation Learning Mechanism is UNDP’s knowledge-sharing platform on country led programmes and projects financed by the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), Adaptation Fund (AF), bi-lateral donors and through decentralized cooperation supported by UNDP’s Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) project. The UNDP-ALM is linked to the UNDP-GEF Global Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) Portal. While the original ALM portal was financed by the Global Environment Facility, the UNDP-ALM portal (a window into the UNDP supported adaptation projects) is financed with UNDP resources.

Adaptation Partnership

The Adaptation Partnership, co-chaired by the United States, Spain, and Costa Rica, seeks to encourage effective adaptation by catalyzing action and fostering communication among the various institutions and actors engaged in the effort to scale up adaptation and resilient development around the world. As part of this effort, the Adaptation Partnership commissioned a review of planned and existing adaptation activities in 12 sub-regions across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. This review provides an inventory of regional and country-level adaptation activities and a summary of key adaptation priorities, based on documents like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s National Adaptation Programs of Action and National Communications. It also identifies gaps and opportunities for scaling up and enhancing collaboration.

carbonn Climate Registry

The carbonn Climate Registry (cCR) was launched at the World Mayors Summit on Climate in Mexico City on 21 November 2010 under the name carbonn Climate Registry (cCCR), as the global response of local governments to measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) climate action.

Climate Himalaya

The Climate Himalaya initiative works towards the need of closing the climate linked knowledge gap in the Himalayan region by developing a knowledge sharing platform, strengthen the capacities of people and organizations, generating awareness and developing leadership. It works on a broader framework of fostering ‘knowledge’, ‘innovation’ and climate ‘adaptation’ in Himalayan mountains through its knowledge portal.


Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience in Tajikistan

The PPCR aims to pilot and demonstrate ways in which climate risk and resilience may be integrated into core development planning and implementation. In this way, the PPCR provides incentives for scaled-up action and initiates transformational change. The pilot programs and projects implemented under the PPCR are country-led, build on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPA) and other relevant country studies and strategies.

SEA Change

With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and technical and logistical support from Pact, SEA Change is a maturing virtual Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the monitoring and evaluation of climate change interventions in Asia, and beyond. Where the community was initially focused on Southeast Asia – hence the ‘SEA’ in SEA Change – the focus now includes the entire Asian continent in its widest definition.

The Climate Change Adaptation Navigator

The Climate Change Adaptation Navigator is a web-based guidance framework developed as part of Australia’s Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) research project ‘Framing multi-level and multi-actor adaptation responses in the Victorian context’. The project was implemented by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers based at RMIT University, Monash University, and the University of Melbourne. The project explored approaches and methodologies for local and regional climate change adaptation planning in order to develop a decision-making framework to better inform adaptation policy and practice by Victorian authorities at various administrative levels.

The European Climate Adaptation Platform

The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change. It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on: Expected climate change in Europe; Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors; National and transnational adaptation strategies; Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options; Tools that support adaptation planning.

The Pacific Climate Change Portal

The Pacific Climate Change Portal was developed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, in collaboration with its partners. The portal provides a platform for institutions and governments in the Pacific region to share information that can be readily accessed by linking to information repositories such as the Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System. The major target groups expected to use the portal are national stakeholders (PICTs), regional stakeholders (CROP agencies) and development partners. A broader audience, however, is not excluded.

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