• Climate Change

Guiding local and national climate actions (NAPs & NDC)

  • Context

GDP (US$) 68,135 M$

POPULATION 17 268 000

  • Initiative

With the financial support of the European Union, CONGOPE and the Provincial Governments have developed participatory provincial climate change strategies with the aim of supporting the generation and implementation of local public policy on climate change adaptation and mitigation and incorporating a gender approach. This process was carried out from November 2016 to May 2021, and had an investment of 1,250,000 Euros.

The strategies were developed on the basis of provincial assessments that incorporate an analysis of climate risks in seven areas related to territory (crops, farmers, road infrastructure, population exposed to metaxenic diseases, human settlements, natural ecosystems, and water sources). The diagnoses also considered several climate hazards related to temperature and precipitation variation considering two future emission scenarios. Provincial adaptation strategies were developed on the basis of risk assessments, following a territorial perspective where different sectors were integrated, and through participatory processes involving representatives from other local governments, ministries, academia, the private sector, NGOs, producer associations, and women’s organisations, among others.

The risk assesments promoted by CONGOPE is the first national effort to identify climate risks. The lessons learnt have been incorporated into the National Adaptation Plan (PLANACC). As a result of this process, all 23 provinces in Ecuador now have a climate action roadmap which is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with Ecuador’s nationally determined contribution (NDC).

  • Key Factor
    • Multi-level Governance for adaptation
    • Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting
    • Mainstreaming adaptation
  • Reference

To learn more, please visit CONGOPE’s website


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