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Supporting Brazil in implementing its national agenda for adaptation to climate change

As of: January 2022

Brazil has adopted a national agenda for adaptation to the consequences of climate change. The project supports the country in the effective implementation of the agenda and strengthens the coordination function of the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, for example with the help of management tools such as the monitoring of adaptation measures. Secondly, it educates key actors in selected sectors, states and municipalities. This enables them to implement regulations and instruments for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change impacts. In addition, the project promotes the adaptation of the private sector and civil society to climate change through awareness-raising activities. The project's learning experiences are disseminated both nationally and internationally.
Predecessor project(s)
Climate Policy Programme Brazil (PoMuC)

State of implementation/results

  • The "Resilient Municipalities of São Paulo" initiative offers municipalities training and coaching to better prepare their local climate adaptation plans. The project is supporting the initiative here. In addition to the Baixada Santista (Santos) region, which has been cooperating with the project since 2019, thirteen other municipalities from different regions of the state of São Paulo are currently participating in the initiative. The state government plans to expand the initiative to all of its 645 municipalities from next year on (…).
  • With the support of the two IKI projects ProAdapta and “Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments - CSI", a virtual workshop on the topic of "Climate Risk and Adaptation" was carried out for the aviation sector, in which more than 20 technicians and managers from various national institutions took part (…).
  • To launch the „AdaptaBrasil“ and „Portal Projeções Climáticas no Brasil“ platforms, two online seminars for representatives from the private sector were organized together with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information (MCTI). The platforms support actors in their decision-making through scientifically prepared information and analyzes on the subject of climate change. A total of over 500 participants took part in the events (
  • In cooperation with the Secretariat for Resilience and Sustainability (SECIS), the project supported a virtual meeting with 230 participants on more sustainability in the urban building sector in Salvador / Bahia. The aim was to present more sustainable practices for urban development and to promote a dialogue about the role of buildings in climate adaptation (…).

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil

BMU grant:
5.000.000,00 €

08/2017  till  01/2023


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