Access to relevant and usable knowledge is an important prerequisite for successful and cost-effective climate change adaptation actions. The mobilization and sharing of knowledge and experiences is therefore critical to informing adaptation decision-making, planning and practice. However, while much knowledge exists for successful action on adaptation, it is often fragmented and not always accessible to various stakeholders.
To help meet some of these challenges and in particular to enhance the mobilization of knowledge for adaptation UNEP coordinates the organization Adaptation Knowledge Days. The overall goal of these events is to strengthen the sharing of knowledge on adaptation through the promotion and showcasing of innovative adaptation research, policies and actions. Adaptation Knowledge Days are organized on regular basis in the margins of the UNFCCC negotiations.