Innovation for climate adaptation in frontier markets, the unleashing role of SMEs.
The world is currently not on track to avoid catastrophic climate change. As a matter of fact, developing countries are already facing the impacts of climate change and variability and hence urgently need to adapt. Innovation is central in overcoming the climate adaptation gap and creating jobs. Adaptation SMEs are critical in providing adaptaion technologies, services and products, yet they face challenges related to policies, financing etc. It is therefore important to discuss how to systematically support adaption innovation that will help SMEs grow and deploy adaptation solutions at scale and speed that will support climate resilient economic recovery.