Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA)

This project was completed in 2009.

The Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) project developed risk communication methods and tools capable of supporting stakeholder decision-making about climate change and related risks in 17 countries in Africa and Asia. Teams of scientists collaborated with targeted stakeholder groups to identify and prioritize climate risks, synthesize knowledge relevant to stakeholder concerns and decision-making needs, and develop, test and disseminate risk communication materials designed to assist adaptation planning. Many of these projects involved agriculture and food security, including:

The ACCCA project was jointly managed by START in partnership with the UN Institute of Training And Research, the Stockholm Environment Institute-Oxford, the University of Cape Town’s Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG-UCT), the Southeast Asia START Regional Center (SEA-START), the START Temperate East Asia Regional Center (TEA-START) and Environnement et Développement du Tiers Monde (ENDA).

For more information, contact Jon Padgham,


Synthesis Report

ACCCA Brochure, December 2009

ACCCA Brochure, November 2008

Last Updated on February 1st, 2016