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Climate Change Adaptation

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Working with governments and non-governmental organizations to adjust to the observed and anticipated impacts of climate change.

Achieving sustainable development requires focusing on the underlying economic, demographic, political and environmental factors that currently limit adaptive capacity and increase vulnerability to climate change. Our experts develop the strategies, tools and policy advice needed to respond effectively to the impacts of climate change on people, societies, economies and the environment. Our work in developing countries and Canada aims to:

  • Increase understanding of effective responses to the complex socioeconomic and environmental impacts of climate change
  • Develop tools and processes to facilitate these responses
  • Encourage integration of adaptation considerations into routine decision making
  • Understand the role that adaptation actions may play in either promoting or undermining peacebuilding efforts
  • Essay
    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How Are Vulnerable Countries Adapting to Climate Change?

    How are vulnerable countries managing the impacts of climate change? Here is an overview of the trends that emerged from a review of 15 developing countries—along with our key takeaways. 

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  • Blog
    Tracking Adaptation: Linking research, policy and action

    Tracking Adaptation: Linking research, policy and action

    Improving our ability to measure adaptation progress is not only a key component of transparency and accountability for new political commitments and emerging funding, but it is also necessary to foster effective adaptation through ongoing reflection and learning. 

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  • Briefing Note
    Trends in Adaptation Planning: Observations from a recent stock-taking review

    Trends in Adaptation Planning: Observations from a recent stock-taking review

    This brief provides an overview of observed trends in adaptation action that emerged from a standardized review of efforts in 15 African and Asian countries.

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