UNFCCC Launches Database of Private Sector-Led Adaptation Activities

26 January 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the Adaptation Private Sector Initiative database, a new online tool that showcases how businesses and communities can adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change. It features good practices and profitable climate change adaptation activities being undertaken by private companies (sometimes in partnership with NGOs or the public sector) from a wide range of regions and sectors.

The database, which lists over 100 case studies, was developed under the Private Sector Initiative (PSI) of the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP). Adaptation activities may relate to: access to safe and clean drinking water; ensuring the resilience of business operations to disasters; the provision of technologies or services that assist in the adaptation in vulnerable communities; the increase of agricultural yields in climate-vulnerable areas; or the development of climate-friendly goods and services and climate proofing the supply chains of companies. [The Adaptation Private Sector Initiative Database] [UN Press Release] [UNFCCC Press Release]