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CLARE partnership launched at COP26

November 8, 2021
A new and innovative Canada-UK partnership has been announced during the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The CA$170-million Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) partnership will enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards for people across the Global South.
Women farming near the water
Panos pictures / Justin Jin

CLARE is a research framework programme, initially funded for five years, supporting adaptation through action-oriented research, and enabling capacity to build resilience, address knowledge gaps, and boost the response to the climate crisis in the Global South.  

Co-funded and designed by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and IDRC, CLARE addresses the urgent need to scale up research and innovation efforts to provide better information on risks, better decision-making tools, and better adaptation solutions to enable transformational change. It has been deliberately designed to enable other research funders to join. 

Building on over a decade of experience working and partnering in climate adaptation and resilience, CLARE will deliver strengthened agency to do and use research in the Global South for adaptation action, as well as actionable adaptation solutions to support the most vulnerable. Given the scale and urgency required, in addition to generating research, CLARE will place significant emphasis on putting knowledge and evidence into use. 

CLARE is part of Canada’s and the UK’s efforts to build global climate resilience and adapt to a changing world. CLARE is also a part of the Adaptation & Resilience campaign of the UK Presidency of COP26 in Glasgow. 

Learn more about CLARE