Building coastal resilience in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia: country experiences with mainstreaming climate adaptation

Coastal areas are generally highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, and the need to reduce risks and build resilience is great. While a growing number of countries are integrating, or mainstreaming, adaptation into coastal development plans, many struggle to implement proposed actions on the ground, leading to an implementation gap. This paper shares case studies from Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia that illustrate successful national and subnational experiences with both planning and implementing adaptation measures to build coastal resilience and reduce the risk of disasters.