THe ARA is a global collaborative effort seeking to catalyse increased investment and capacity for action-orientated research that supports effective adaptation to climate change – primarily in developing countries – at the scale and urgency demanded by the science.
The ARA focuses on ensuring that increased ambition can be delivered through evidence-based action, supporting the campaign objective to scale up adaptation, and recognising that practical action is required to minimize and avert loss and damage.
Step change for adaptation research
We need a step-change on adaptation, collaborating with governments, business, and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to prepare for climate risks, mobilise further action, and increase adaptation financing.
The ARA is championing a range of initiatives to deliver three core internationally focussed areas:
- Plan - Plan, anticipate and respond to climate change, by enhancing disaster preparedness and embedding climate risk across all investments.
- Act - Take action to reduce vulnerability in key priority sectors, enhance adaptive capacity and strengthen resilience of people, nature and the economy by working and learning from others
- Finance - Significantly increase overall quantum of finance and improve quality and access of finance to local institutions and those most vulnerable.
The ARA has relevance to each of these areas, connecting up the knowledge-science-action agendas and highlighting the critical role that research has to play in informing effective action at local and national levels to reduce the risks from climate change.
ARA Concept Note
Learn how the ARA aims to deliver a step-change on adaptation to mobilise further action, and increase adaptation financing.