Adapt and Thrive: Options for Reducing the Climate-change Adaptation Deficit
Publication and Source
The article is published through Policy Options, a publication by the Institute for Research on Public Policy.
The majority of the world's people affected by extreme weather events caused by climate change are also the world's poorest nations. These people have a deficit in adapting to climate change in a post disaster context. Alleviating this change deficit relies on changes in thinking about adaptation as well as changes in thinking about climate change. Choices made in development are currently not reflecting the adaptation necessary for prevailing shifts in climate conditions, and decisions in development and investment are of greater urgency now as a result of this failure to adapt. This implies that governments and private sectors need to find ways comprehensive, cohesive ways of addressing adaptation, and that adaptation innovations need to be supported by integrated science and policy. There are several policy options available to both Canada and its domestic governments, and the international policy organizations. The article goes on to detail lists of viable policy actions that could be taken internationally and domestically supporting the adaptations necessary for the changing environment.
Format and Retrieval
Burton, I. (2005). Adapt and thrive: options for reducing the climate-change adaptation deficit. Policy options, 27(1), 33-38. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/issues/global-warming-a-perfect-storm/adap...