Southern Voices on Adaptation
Since COP15 in Copenhagen the Southern Voices programme has been strengthening partner networks in the Global South to advocate for climate change policies benefiting poor and vulnerable people.
The current Southern Voices on Adaptation project – initiated in 2014 – supports 14 partner networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America in developing and testing the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) as a benchmark for good national adaptation policies.
Our belief is that having agreed joint principles for adaptation will help national stakeholders in a country to unite their efforts to confront threats posed by climate change, particularly for the most vulnerable people.
CARE Denmark is the lead agency in a consortium of Danish NGOs which provide capacity building and flexible funding to Southern climate policy networks in the project to promote pro-poor climate policies locally and globally. From 2011-14 the Southern Voices of Climate Change supported some 20 partner networks and also included CAN-International and IIED in the Consortium.