Principles for locally led adaptation
Recovery from COVID-19 provides a historic opportunity for giving greater voice to local people — especially women, youth, children, disabled, displaced and marginalised ethnic groups — and putting agency over their own adaptation into their hands.
To support this shift, we present eight principles for locally led adaptation and invite adaptation stakeholders to join us on a complementary ten-year learning journey. Endorsing these principles and embracing the learning journey will help guide stakeholders through the challenging route of increasing the business-unusual financing, programming and policy support needed to build resilient and regenerative societies, economies and ecosystems.
Soanes, M., Bahadur, A., Shakya, C., Smith, B., , Rumbaitis del Rio, C., Coger, T., Dinshaw, A., Patel, S., Huq, S., Musa, M., Rahman, M., Gupta, S., Dolcemascolo, G., Mann, T. (2021). Principles for locally led adaptation. IIED, London.