Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Climate change adaptation

This topic guide focuses on adaptation to climate change in developing countries from a governance and social development perspective. It explores how climate change is likely to impact on the poorest and most vulnerable, and some of the response measures which might be adopted.

It is recognised that an understanding of the relationship between adaptation and mitigation is key to assessing the synergies and trade-offs among different policy options. A brief introduction to these issues is presented in the context of low carbon and climate resilient development.

The guide was written by Andrew McDevitt (GSDRC) in November 2010, in collaboration with Andrew Clayton (DFID), Tom Mitchell (Overseas Development Institute), Blessings Chinsinga (University of Malawi), and Mozaharul Alam (United Nations Environment Programme).

This guide can be accessed at:

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