CBA16 and locally led adaptation: an interactive dialogue

Date: Thursday, 30 June, 2022
Time: 12-1.30pm (BST)
Where: Online, via Zoom
Four women in a dry landscape watering small plants.

Women water mukau saplings in Kenya's arid Eastern Province (Photo: Flore de Preneuf/World Bank via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Join us for an online event that will share the perspectives of local actors from the community-based adaptation community of practice on delivering locally led adaptation.

The principles for locally led adaptation aim to ensure that local communities in the most vulnerable countries lead sustainable and effective adaptation to climate change in their own contexts.

They are endorsed by nearly 80 governments, global institutions, local and international NGOs. But how do these institutions make the transitions needed to see them delivered in practice? What does success look like from the ground up, and what should we expect from COP27?

This interactive London Climate Action Week session on Thursday, 30 June will bring together local actors with locally led adaptation (LLA) principles global endorsers to explore these issues in more depth.

At this event, we will create a space for community-based local actors to discuss the LLA principles, showing how local experiences and priorities can inform how they are put into practice. We aim to:

  • Build a deeper and wider understanding of the locally led adaptation principles
  • Connect the LLA principles to action on the ground and explore what implementing them means in practice, and
  • Show how local adapters are central for delivering locally led adaptation in practice, and pushing for decentralised climate action at the COP.

We will draw on audience perspectives to inform the discussion, along with videos of local adapters sharing their perspectives on local climate action.

These perspectives will feed a facilitated dialogue between two local actors at the frontline of climate action and two high level speakers directly engaged in climate negotiations.

This event is hosted by CBA partners IIED, Practical Action, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF), Friendship, CARE, Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO), and Irish Aid.

This conversation will build on more than a year’s worth of evidence gathering of LLA in practice, funded by the UK government and delivered by IIED, World Resources Institute, South South North, Huairou Commission, Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas, Save the Children Australia and ICCCAD.


Anne Schulthess (, marketing manager, IIED's Communications Group