Striving to Adapt to Climate Change: Lessons from Albania

By Laureta Dibra, Lindita Tafaj and Alexandre Borde

Albania is suffering from the effects of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts and heat waves. During the last 10 years, floods have devastated regions and cities such as Shkodër, Tiranë, Vlorë and Fier, and posed a significant threat to Albania’s economy, ecosystems and people’s health. Recurring floods caused USD 218 million in damage […]

Albania Strategizes Funding Adaptation in Cities

The Government of Albania is working on a project to mobilize funds to enable the implementation of adaptation policies in six of the country’s most vulnerable cities to climate change. On October 3 in Tirana, stakeholders from different levels of government met to learn more about the project, which aims to raise USD 50 million, […]

For MSME Day, We Look at How Institutional Arrangements Can Engage Small Businesses in Climate Adaptation

By Alec Crawford and Clare Church

This is the fourth of our five-part blog series on engaging the private sector in National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes. Stay tuned for the fifth installment of this series on July 3, 2019. To learn more, read our guidance note on the subject. Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the cornerstone for many economies […]

Knowledge is Power: Why Information Sharing Is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

By Alec Crawford and Clare Church

This is the second of our five-part blog series on engaging the private sector in National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes. Stay tuned for the third installment of this series on June 19, 2019. To learn more, read our guidance note on the subject. Among a lush stretch of clear lakes, flourishing vegetation and rolling hills, […]

What is the Business Case for Private Investment in the NAP Process?

By Alec Crawford and Clare Church

This post is the first of our five-part blog series on engaging the private sector in national adaptation planning processes. Stay tuned for the second installment of this series on June 12, 2019. To learn more, read our guidance note on the subject. Businesses around the world—big and small, from large-scale banks to smallholder farmers—invest […]

Adaptation: Accelerating Action Towards a Climate Resilient Future

By Yannick Glemarec, Green Climate Fund Executive Director

Climate change is an existential threat to all people. The challenges it poses are immediate and urgent. Evidence of ever-higher levels of climate risks are mounting, as global temperatures increase, sea levels rise and glaciers melt. More and more people worldwide are feeling the impacts of water scarcity, heat waves and wildfires, and, in some instances, catastrophic storms and floods. Vulnerable groups in developing countries, such as coastal communities, smallholder farmers and the urban poor, are particularly affected by rising temperatures and climate-related disasters.