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Adaptation to climate change: the new challenge for development in the developing world


This paper addresses adaptation measures that reduce vulnerability to climate change as critical, especially in many countries where the risks are here and now. It is intended provide policymakers with a starting point, including background information and questions for further reflection.

The paper contains three parts: (i) the contours of the adaptation issue, as well a sits relationship to other important issues; (ii) the consideration of adaptation within the current international negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the issues relating to adaptation finance; (iii) the challenge of approaching adaptation at every level in a country (community, local, regional, sectoral and national.)

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Governance

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/20372

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