Adaptation plans are designed to promote national and locally-led adaptation actions while building the adaptive capacity of countries. The contents of these plans vary according to the context, circumstances, and priorities of countries, ranging from the development and implementation of institutional frameworks, such as adaptation laws and plans, to the development and implementation of adaptation plans at national and local levels, and to actions based on decisions agreed upon in international frameworks, such as the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement.
Adaptation requirements are now increasingly recognized worldwide, and corresponding actions are being planned by all countries, including the least developed countries (LDCs), other developing countries, and developed countries.

This section provides thematic information relevant to global climate change adaptation planning, and preliminary information that can assist in developing adaptation plans.