The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) was launched in September 2011 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). PROVIA has been revitalized as the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) at COP24 in Kotowich in 2018, jointly initiated by the UNEP, WMO, UNFCCC, IPCC and the GCF.
As the predecessor of the WASP, PROVIA's vision is a world adapting effectively to a changing climate. Its mission is to ensure end-users have the knowledge and capacity to underpin effective adaptation. The overall aim of PROVIA is to help provide international direction and improve the coherence of research on climate change vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation (VIA). This section provides a comprehensive list of PROVIA products.
PROVIA produced the revised guidance on assessing vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA), serving as an update of earlier Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines (1994) and the UNEP Handbook (1996).