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The C5+1 Project Helps Nations Plan Climate Change Adaptation


  • Climate change adaptation activities need support in C5 countries
  • Abt is implementing climate change adaptation training and best practices
  • C5+1 Adaptation helped revise Kyrgyz Republic’s Environmental Code
The Challenge

To support climate change adaptation activities at the regional level and in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, high-level discussions between the U.S. Secretary of State and C5 Foreign Ministers led to the launch of five regional projects in 2016, including the C5+1 Adaptation project. The project seeks to help the C5 increase their capacity to assess and address the impacts of climate change through regional and national collaboration. 

The Approach

For USAID, Abt is implementing the C5+1 Adaptation project with the Colombia-based Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical — the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT — with support from the Environmental Law Institute.  

At the regional level, the C5+1 Adaptation project offers training and shares international best practices on climate risk analysis, adaptation planning and financing. The project also facilitates peer learning within the C5 and between the C5 and other countries. 
At the country level, C5+1 Adaptation is helping the Ministry of Energy in Kazakhstan revise the country’s Environmental Code and integrate climate concerns into development and sector planning.

The Results

For the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry in Kyrgyz Republic, C5+1 Adaptation compiled international good practices and recommendations to guide the planning process for the country’s National Adaptation Plan. 

South & Central Asia
Latin America & the Caribbean