The programme aims to increase the resilience and adaptation of the most vulnerable sectors of the country such as agricultural, water and coastline, by implementing adaptation measures in selected communities previously determined as areas of great climate stress. It also covers topics regarding capacity building, awareness, local training, knowledge and information management, in order to share that knowledge with other communities and countries facing the same climate threats.

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Water, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Civil society

10000000 US$

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Carolina Reyes

Fundecooperacion para el Desarrollo Sostenible

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This programme seeks to support the development of Costa Rica’s adaptation capacity in line with the National Strategic Action Plan on Climate Change.

Adapta2+ is financed by The Adaptation Fund (AF), that was established in 2001 to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

The general objective of this initiative is to reduce vulnerability and improve resilience of local populations, by focusing on critical sectors (agriculture, water resources and coastal zones) in order to reduce negative impacts of climate change.

The three components of the programme are defined as follows:

1. Increasing the adaptation capacity to climate change in the agricultural sector (including agriculture and livestock).
2. Improving water resources management in order to increase resilience in coastal communities that are more vulnerable to climate change.
3. Improving the capacity of communities, producers, institutions, and other relevant stakeholders regarding adaptation to climate change.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Campaña de Divulgación "Juntos por el Mar"

Training for SCP

  • Taller "Abordaje de los derechos humanos y laborales en nuestro proyecto o empresa"
  • Taller de intercambio de conocimientos y experiencias sobre gestión de recursos hidrícos y resiliencia al cambio climático en Talamanca

Impact and Results


Expected outputs:
1.1 A variety of technical options and methods resilient to the effects of Climate Change -developed, validated, and implemented in the agricultural sector according to the area.
1.2 Technical financial support promoted for adopting technical options generated in local communities.

Outcome 1. Strengthened farming productivity in response to climate change, through the reduction of soil losses and improved water management.


Expected outputs
2.1 Developed and implemented Water Safety Plans
2.2 Efficient and effective comprehensive water resource management
2.3 Comprehensive management in the coastal area established and on-going

Outcome 2. Preservation and improvement of water resource availability for human development and environmental sustainability through the participation of communities in protecting critical ecosystems.

Component 3: CAPACITIES

Expected output
3.1 Improved community preparation through the development and consolidation of early warning, risk reduction systems and/or protocols for agriculture, water resources, and coastal areas in regards to climate change

Outcome 3: Communities, farmers, producers, institutions, and stakeholders improve the resilience capacity through adaptation to climate change, which can be achieved through information dissemination, awareness building, training and knowledge exchange mechanisms about the related socioeconomic and environmental risks and effective adaptation measures.

Next steps and how to get involved

The results and lessons learned during the implementation of the adaptation fund will support the National Strategy of Climate change, in order to promote and implement adaptation measures at the national level.

Anyone who is interested in Adapta2+ can visit and get more information about each of the projects and also contact the leading organizations.