The winners of GCA’s 2022 Local Adaptation Champions Awards will be announced on 12 November 2022. The Awards aim to reward and spotlight innovative, exemplary, inspiring, and scalable locally-led efforts that address the impacts of climate change, and build effective climate resilience among the most vulnerable communities. They aim to:
- Recognize the critical contribution of locally-led adaptation (LLA) and resilience building.
- Identify best practices and learn from locally-led efforts.
- Nurture and support replication/scaling up of successful and innovative LLA efforts, by creating opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge, learning, and experiences across borders; identifying opportunities for scaling up; and brokering partnerships.
- Contribute to ongoing LLA efforts through cash awards.
In 2022, the LAC Awards recognized the efforts of local adaptation practitioners in four categories; Inclusive leadership; Financial governance; Capacity and knowledge; and Local innovation.