How Do You Pick the Right Adaptation Strategy? 4 Tools Can Help

There are a lot of ways to adapt to climate change. Choosing the right one can be tricky. It’s a question decision-makers often face, yet it’s one they often answer without using a scientific or a methodological approach. If countries are not able to choose appropriate options, then they may not be able to develop appropriate adaptation projects that could be potentially funded by climate funds, such as the Green Climate Fund. In order for countries to successfully pick an appropriate adaptation strategy and apply for climate finance from the Green Climate Fund and other funds, such as the Adaptation Fund, adaptation planners need to be equipped with technical tools. Under the Green Climate Fund Readiness Program, WRI worked with Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Fiji’s Climate Change Unit (CCU) to identify tools that can help adaptation planners prioritize the right adaptation options and build capacity among adaptation planners.

Date published: 
December 2016
Author(s): 
Moushumi Chaudhury, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Helen Ding and Erin Gray
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