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Adaptation Policy Frameworks for Climate Change: Developing Strategies, Policies and Measures

Disaster (natural, epidemic, climatic, etc.) , Disaster Risk Reduction, Humanitarian System, Standards, Response, Preparedness and Contingency Planning
Resource Type
Manual/Handbook/Guidance Document
B. Lim, E. Spanger-Siegfried, I. Burton, E. Malone, and S. Huq
UNDP and Cambridge University Press
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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.