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

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.

Project data

IKI funding
5,000,000.00 €
08/2017 till 01/2023
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
Implementing Partner
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil

State of implementation/results


  • In November 2021, the results of the study "Impacts and Risks of Climate Change for Brazil's Public Seaports" were presented, prepared in partnership between the projects ProAdapta, Improved Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments (CSI) and the National Agency for Waterways Transport (ANTAQ). (…).The results serve as a basis to increase climate resilience in the Brazilian port industry.
  • In October 2021, the "Via Viva" event of the Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure (MInfra) took place. A panel on transport infrastructure under the motto "Green Investments and Resilience” was supported by the project and aimed to strengthen the debate on climate-friendly financing in the Brazilian transport sector. The event was attended by representatives of relevant public, private and academic institutions (…).
  • In January 2022, a hybrid event took place on the subject of ¨Climate resilience in the Baixada Santista¨, an economically important region in the south of the state of São Paulo that is also severely affected by climate risks. At the well-attended event, with more than 150 community representatives, the key results that the project had developed together with the City of Santos were presented, such as the Community Climate Action Plan (PACS) and the Community Plan for the Protection of the Atlantic Forest (PMMA). The results of this cooperation offer an orientation for other municipalities in the region how to design their own climate adaptation strategies (…).
  • As well in January 2022, the project, in collaboration with the Santa Catarina State Civil Protection Agency, hosted a virtual event on "Tools, Studies and Data on Managing Climate Risks in Santa Catarina", specifically designed to inform municipal employees in the state. More than 50 people attended the event, who were made familiar with an internal data platform of the Civil Protection Agency that will allow them to better incorporate climate risks such as floods, storms and droughts into local strategies in the future. As part of the cooperation between the project and the Civil Protection Agency, climate scenarios and climate change-related risks were developed at the state and municipal level, which were integrated into the data platform. (…).

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