Adaptation Planning for Climate Change: Concepts, Assessment Approaches, and Key Lessons
Society and nature face substantial risks from climate change, and the two fundamental responses are mitigation of climate change and adaptation to climate change. This paper explores the option of adapting to climate change through proactive assessment and action. Planned adaptation can reduce risks and capitalize on opportunities that come with global climate change, and this paper explores current thought on planned adaptation. There is an explanation of climate adaptation concepts, an overview of adaptation context diversity, and highlighted prerequisites for effective adaptation. These are used as a basis for discussing approaches to climate impact, adaptation assessment and evolution, and principles for assessment derived from decision-analytical information gained from prior adaptation experience.
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Fussel, H-M. "Adaptation planning for climate change: concepts, assessment approaches, and key lessons." Sustainability Science 2.2 (2007): 265-275