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Principles for locally led adaptation

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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.


Marek Soanes, Aditya Bahadur, Clare Shakya, Barry Smith, Sejal Patel, Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Tamara Coger, Ayesha Dinshaw, Sheela Patel, Saleemul Huq, Muhammad Musa, Feisal Rahman, Suranjana Gupta, Glenn Dolcemascolo and Tracy Mann

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