Cooperating agencies: UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC Secretariat, UN-ISDR, UNITAR, UN-OCHA, WMO, World Bank, NGO partners.

Development of a Global Climate Change Adaptation Network consisting of a series of selected ground facilities, national and regional centres and an international support group of technical institutions; comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction that includes preparedness and response strategies, guided by the Hyogo Framework for Action and meant to climate-proof development; establishment of regional centres, like the Inter-Agency Climate Change Centre for coordinated UN support to Pacific Island countries and regional organizations.