CBA16: putting the LLA principles into practice

Date: 3-4 October 2022
Where: Online
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A man walking through a field with a cow in India (Photo: Navaneeth Kishor via FlickrCC BY 2.0)

If your purpose is creating a world where all people are on a pathway to climate-resilient, low-emission sustainable development, and putting the principles for locally led adaptation into practice, then join us at the 16th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA16).

CBA16 brings together practitioners, grassroots representatives, local and national government planners, policymakers and donors working at all levels and scales to discuss how to put the principles for locally led adaptation (LLA) into practice.

CBA16 takes place online from 3-4 October 2022. The virtual agenda brings wider access to climate practitioners globally, reduces our carbon footprint and lowers our environmental impact. It creates interactive networking opportunities so participants gain more ideas, inspiration and connections for climate action at this pivotal moment in time.

This year, CBA takes place one month before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). The CBA community of practice and partners are well placed to channel the messages emerging from the conference directly to COP27 through our partnership with Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) and the Resilience Hub.

CBA16 tickets are now available. Secure your place at the world's leading practitioner-focused climate adaptation forum.

This year, CBA’s focus is on the principles for locally led adaptation (LLA). It’s a space for the adaptation community – especially supporters of LLA – to come together to share how to put the LLA principles into practice, recognising the complexities, innovations and challenges that must be overcome.

CBA16 puts the experiences and knowledge of local communities and adaptation practitioners at the centre, grounding discussions for supporters of LLA in the realities at the forefront of locally-led climate action.

The locally led adaptation principles call on donors, governments, civil society and the private sector to change the way adaptation and development is practised.

They were co-developed based on discussions with a wide range of adaptation actors and seek to align funding behind the knowledge and priorities of the people who are most vulnerable to climate change; partly because it's the right thing to do – but also because doing so leads to more efficient use of funds and resources. The LLA principles are about creating the conditions for local people to be in charge of their own needs.

CBA16 provides an interactive online platform for the global adaptation community of practice to come together to promote effective, locally-led climate action. Participants are welcome whether they are long-time grassroots activists and participants, international practitioners or local adapters new to international conferences.

Through knowledge sharing and influencing global processes and platforms for adaptation – including COP27 – CBA16 will ensure that the perspectives of people on the frontline are heard at the highest levels. The conference is a space to explore the importance and urgency of locally led adaptation and other burning issues.

Joining CBA16 

Register online to join.

You can register for CBA16 now. When the CBA16 online conference platform launches in September, you can connect and network with other participants, start discussions on the CBA16 pinboard and plan your agenda.

The week before the conference there will also be live networking opportunities through ‘meet-and-greets’. On 3 and 4 October 2022 the sessions will take place online at 9am, 12pm and 3pm (UK time) and you can join live through the conference platform or you can watch the recordings and contribute to the ongoing discussions online.

For more information on how to join, check out the registration page and sign up for updates for the latest news on the event.

What to expect from the CBA16 agenda 

CBA’s sessions this year will focus on putting locally led adaptation into practice. Taking the view from the 'ground up', sessions will explore local practitioners' experiences of working with LLA, sharing their experiences of successes and challenges.

See all the proposed session in the listing below:


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