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

Brazil has adopted a national agenda of adaption to the consequences of climate change. The project contributes to the effective implementation of the agenda, through support to the main political instruments, NDC and NAP, in addition to strengthening the coordination function of the Brazilian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change MMA. It further strengthens the capabilities of key actors in selected infrastructure sectors, states, and municipalities. This allows them to implement regulations and instruments to manage climate risks and implement adaptation measures, including EbA solutions. In addition, the project promotes partnerships between the private sector, governments, and civil society, to increase climate resilience through awareness-raising and joint implementation of adaptation strategies. The learning experiences of the project are disseminated both nationally and internationally.

Project data

IKI funding
7,000,000.00 €
08/2017 till 03/2025
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MMA) - Brazil
Implementing Partner
  • Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection
  • Environment Secretariat Santos (SEMAM)
  • Environmental Secretary of São Paulo Government State*
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) - Brazil
  • Ministry of Transport - Brazil
  • National Institute for Space Research (INPE) - Brazil
  • National Water Transport Agency (ANTAQ)
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

State of implementation/results

  • On December 12, 2022, the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Environment (Secretaria de Infraestrutura e Meio Ambiente, SIMA) in the State of São Paulo hosted a mid-term review event of the “Climate Resilient Municipalities in São Paulo” initiative (Projeto Municípios Paulistas Resilientes, PMPR). During the meeting, representatives of twelve municipalities participating in the initiative presented their goals, priorities and actions included in their climate resilience and adaptation plans.…
  • On December 6, 2022, State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Jennifer Lee Morgan, visited the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Environment (Secretaria de Infraestrutura e Meio Ambiente, SIMA) in the state of São Paulo, partner institution of the project as well as of the IKI interface project in Brazil (…) . On this occasion, Ms. Morgan had the opportunity to meet the team of the designated new state government and to express her interest in continuing the cooperation in the climate sector. Furthermore, adaptation measures in the port city of Santos, which are supported by the project, were visited. The visit was attended by representatives of BMUV, BMWK, the German Embassy and the German Consulate São Paulo.…
  • On December 6, 2022, the results of the study accompanied by the project to analyze climate risks and adaptation measures for three major Brazilian ports (Santos/Sao Paulo State, Rio Grande/Rio Grande do Sul State, and Aratu/Bahia State) were presented. The study is part of the partnership between the project, the Global Project "Improved Climate Services for Infrastructure Investment (CSI)" (…) and the National Agency for Waterways Transport (ANTAQ). During the event, port authority representatives* emphasized the relevance of the study's findings for future port planning in Brazil and the tools presented in the study to improve risk management in Brazilian ports.…
  • On September 15-16, 2022, the Boticário Group Foundation (Fundação Grupo Boticário, FGB), with support from the project, organized the event "The Role of the Business Sector in Water Security and Climate Resilience in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba," in the state of Paraná. This served as an exchange between local businesses and authorities on adaptation to climate change in the context of social and environmental measures for the revitalization of the Miringuava River watershed. The first day of the event, which focused on the role of ESG strategies in strengthening companies' climate resilience, was attended by 53 representatives* from local companies and institutions. The second day was reserved for a site visit to the banks of the Miringuava River to jointly illustrate and discuss challenges and solutions in the context of dealing with the impacts of climate change. Both days of the event offered rich presentations and exchange of experiences.…


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