Opportunity: GCA Local Adaptation Champions Awards

Opportunity: GCA Local Adaptation Champions Awards

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Date: 2nd August 2023
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) seeks to reward inspiring, innovative and scalable locally-led efforts to address climate change and build effective climate resilience among the most vulnerable communities, sections of society and individuals. Submit your application before 31 August 2023.

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Local Adaptation Champions Awards is a global initiative that aims to spotlight individuals, organisations or partner networks that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, climate change adaptation and/or resilience interventions that follow one of the eight Principles of Locally Led Adaptation.

Award categories

This year, after the success of 2022, GCA has relaunched the awards with new categories, expanding the reach and continuing to highlight exceptional locally-led efforts around the world. Categories include: capacity building, business adaptation solutions, women in leadership, and innovation in devolving finance.


20 nominees will benefit from publicity around their nomination for the awards.

Four winners will receive a cash prize of €15,000 and be invited to an Award Ceremony at COP28 in Dubai, which will take place from 30 November to 12 December 2023.

How to submit an application?

To apply and find out more information visit the GCA Global Hub on Locally Led Adaptation.

The deadline for entries is 31 August 2023.

A live Q&A about the awards will take place on 15 August at 14:00 (GMT +1). More information and details can be found here.


To assist applications, the following resources have been made available:

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