Adaptation Gap Report


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Why in news?

  • According to Adaptation Gap Report, 2022, global efforts in adaptation planning, financing and implementation are not enough to prepare vulnerable communities around the world to adapt to the rising risks from the impacts of climate change.

About Adaptation Gap Report:

  • The Adaptation Gap Report (AGR) has been published each year since 2014 by the UNEP to provide science-based assessment of the global progress on adaptation planning, financing and implementation.
  • It recommends measures that can further the national and global adaptation efforts and provides in-depth assessment of various topics of interest.

Key Findings of the Report:

  • At least 84 per cent of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have established adaptation plans, strategies, laws and policies – up 5 per cent from the previous year.
  • The instruments are getting better at prioritizing disadvantaged groups, such as Indigenous peoples.
  • However, financing to turn these plans and strategies into action isn’t following.
  • International adaptation finance flows to developing countries are 5-10 times below estimated needs and the gap is widening. Estimated annual adaptation needs are USD 160-340 billion by 2030 and USD 315-565 billion by 2050.


Adaptation Gap Report is published by:

(a) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

(b) United Nations Environment Programme

(c) United Nations Development Programme

(d) International Union for Conservation of Nature