There is a growing movement for locally led adaptation (LLA), a new paradigm where local actors and communities lead decisions over how, when and where to adapt. LLA recognizes the value of local knowledge and expertise to address climate risk and ensures that local actors on the front lines of climate change have equitable access to power and resources to build resilience. Locally led adaptation is also a growing priority as donors, governments and intermediary organizations recognize their responsibility to make sure adaptation solutions are designed and implemented in a way that is equitable, informed by local priorities and inclusive of local knowledge and expertise. The Principles for Locally Led Adaptation are intended to guide the adaptation community as it moves programs, funding and practices towards adaptation that is increasingly owned by local partners.

Stefanie Tye, research associate at the World Resources Institute (WRI), will introduce us to the Principles of Locally Led Adaptation and their implications (direct and indirect) for CSOs in the Global North. WRI is working with partners to foster a community of practice for locally led adaptation and supports organizations in putting these principles into practice.


Please register here for the Climate Quickie. You will then receive an MS Teams invitation with the meeting link. The participation is free of charge. For questions please contact

A Climate Quickie is a basic 60 minutes online session comprising an expert input, Questions & Answers, peer-exchange and debate. The individual sessions are intended to give interested staff in the member organisations of GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY – Austrian Platform for development and humanitarian aid a rough overview of the respective topic. The sessions can be attended independently of each other.