Local Climate Action Plans: New Report on Climate Change Adaptation

The Hague Institute has now made available the full final report of its project ‘Governance of Climate Change Adaptation in Small Island Developing States in Zanzibar’. An executive summary of the Local Climate Adaptation Plans for three communities in Zanzibar had already been published separately in May.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the project’s activities over a period of two years that led to the formulation of the 23 recommended adaptation measures and a road map for implementation.

Given the participatory nature of this project, valuable input from community, governmental, non-governmental, and private sector stakeholders has been key in shaping the baseline, problem definition, vision and objectives, solutions and their prioritization, as well as the estimated investment costs of the adaptation measures.

Advantages of the new approach mentioned by stakeholders include more knowledge generation and sharing, more mutual trust, development of consensus-based solutions, identification of relevant good practices, and a greater learning ability of the persons and organizations involved in climate change issues.

The report has been prepared in close collaboration with the Department of Environment of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and Deltares. The full publication can be found here.

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