258 pages, 75 line diagrams 25 tables
Adaptation is a process by which individuals, communities and countries seek to cope with the consequences of climate change. The process of adaptation is not new; the idea of incorporating future climate risk into policy-making is. While our understanding of climate change and its potential impacts has become clearer, the availability of practical guidance on adaptation has not kept pace. The development of the Adaptation Policy Framework (APF) is intended to help provide the rapidly evolving process of adaptation policy-making with a much-needed roadmap. Ultimately, the purpose of the APF is to support adaptation processes to protect - and enhance - human well-being in the face of climate change. This volume will be invaluable for everyone working on climate change adaptation and policy-making.
An output of a UNDP-GEF programme.
Not only is this book an excellent new resource in the literature on climate change, vulnerability, and adaptation, but it should take its place among the practical volumes used by scientists and policymakers concerned with adaptation to climate change. ARTIC
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