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

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)
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) - Brazil
  • Ministry of Transport - Brazil
  • National Institute for Space Research (INPE) - Brazil
  • National Water Transport Agency (ANTAQ)
  • Secretariat for the Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics São Paulo (SEMIL)
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

State of implementation/results

  • Both at the federal level and in the state of São Paulo, the elections at the end of 2022 led to a change of direction regarding environmental and climate policies. Therefore, in the first half of 2023, the ProAdapta project supported the new teams of the political partner MMA (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) and the implementing partners, the State of São Paulo and the Waterways Authority ANTAQ, in revising their strategic plans. The planned project activities were either preserved or expanded.
  • ProAdapta conducted several workshops to establish a good working level with the new leaders in MMA and the newly created Climate Adaptation Department. In addition to MMA, the São Paulo State Environmental Agency (SEMIL), the Ministry of Transportation (MT), ANTAQ, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Institute of Space Research (INPE), the Viva Água Movement (MVA) and the Municipality of Santos participated.
  • In addition, the following project results were achieved:
    • In partnership with MT: 1) Revision of the MT's major guidelines and sustainability agenda; 2) Incorporation of the project study on AdaptaVias (climate adaptation of roads and railroads) into the MT's strategic planning.…
    • The new strategic planning on climate change mitigation of the Secretariat of Environment of São Paulo takes into account the two work lines of the project: preparation of the adaptation plan and upscaling of community plans for climate adaptation through digital course formats. A new, fully revised version of the Guide for the Preparation of Climate Change Adaptation Plans for Municipalities is available.…
    • From April 17-22, 2023, the ProAdapta, Climate Services for Infrastructure CSI, and City Climate Gap Fund projects participated in the PIEVC – Forum (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Global Forum) in Vancouver. The event allowed project partners (ANTAQ, INPE, the Casa Civil Presidential Office, and the cities of Campinas and Rio de Janeiro) and participants from around the world to exchange ideas on climate risk assessments and vulnerability in infrastructure. During the forum, ANTAQ presented the work done in partnership with ProAdapta, using the methodology of PIEVC in an adapted form.…
    • ANTAQ, together with ProAdapta, published the study "Climate Change Impacts and Risks in Brazilian Ports: Results of the ANTAQ-GIZ Partnership" in June 2023, as well as the Guide to Conduct Climate Risk Assessments and Adaptation Measures for Port Infrastructures. In the new strategic plan of the ANTAQ agency, the action initiated by the project "Strengthening port-city relations to promote climate resilience" is taken into account.……

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