From Tracking to Action: Promoting Social Accountability in Adaptation Finance

Transparency and accountability of adaptation finance are critical to ensure that those who are most vulnerable to climate change receive the support that they need to adapt. However, the process of establishing local accountability for adaptation finance is just getting started, and there remains an accountability gap. Civil society organizations (CSOs) in countries receiving adaptation funding need support and advice in order to monitor and advocate for accountable use of adaptation finance. This report looks at emerging evidence of civil society engagement and identifies steps that providers of finance, governments, and CSOs themselves can undertake to close the adaptation accountability gap.