According to the UN Adaptation Gap Report  released during COP26 in Glasgow, the costs in developing countries are currently five to 10 times greater than the existing amount of public finance invested for adaptation to climate change. 

More funding is required for adaptation, but as SEI Researcher Georgia Savvidou, a contributor to this year’s report, says, we primarily need to understand that adaptation is a cross-border issue and not a domestic one.  

The severe effects from climate-induced crop failures, shortages and population movements will indisputably touch everyone.