State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021

The State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021 combines in-depth analyses, case studies, and viewpoints from those on the front lines of climate change impacts in Africa. It presents a detailed blueprint for action by offering innovative adaptation and resilience ideas, solutions, and policy recommendations.

The 2021 report discusses how adaptation measures can be enormously cost-effective, with the potential to start a reinforcing cycle of benefits. The immediate objective of these measures is to protect people and communities from floods, droughts, and other climate-driven threats. The most effective and beneficial efforts can lift people out of poverty, reduce hunger and undernourishment, raise incomes and living standards, fight diseases, create jobs, reduce inequality, mitigate the risk of conflicts, and give voice to the most vulnerable. These realizable results, in turn, further increase resilience against a wide range of systemic risks, as well as against climate-driven threats.

  • Climate Risks in Africa
  • Economics and Finance
  • Focus Sectors
  • Cross cutting themes
  • Case studies & Viewpoints