COP28: ARA mobilises new commitments and over GPB 3m for adaptation research for impact

The Adaptation Research Alliance secures commitments for climate action programming and finance at COP28, amidst the ARA funders' roundtable, a high-level gathering of multi-lateral funders, philanthropists and private sector investors, in partnership with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Community Jameel.

Uzma Sulaiman, associate director of Community Jameel, speaks on the impact of the partnership, saying, “The Adaptation Research Alliance plays a vital role in ensuring global efforts to adapt to climate change are rooted in evidence and research – but that research needs funding. That is why we partnered with the ARA and FCDO for this COP28 funders’ roundtable, working to unlock new support for climate scientists and advance evidence-based action for climate change adaptation, especially for the most vulnerable.”


Unlocking the potential for communities to lead adaptation research that generates effective action, this funding is shaping research for impact programmes that position local actors in the lead towards building resilience.

“The Alliance calls for more donors to walk the talk with us and support a resilient future for everyone impacted by our changing climate,” says ARA Co-chair Professor Anand Patwardhan, from the University of Maryland.

Among investments announced by the ARA is a new Research for Impact Hub. Funded by the UK and Canada under the Climate Adaptation and REsilience research programme (CLARE), it will support national and municipal governments to use climate science to support adaptation action in the form of policies, infrastructure design, and access to climate finance.

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