Assessing and selecting adaptation options
Once potential adaptation options have been identified, the next steps are to assess and prioritize the compilation of options based on a detailed description and criteria. Thereby suggested options must be assessed to determine their suitability to the regional context, their effectiveness in reducing vulnerability or enhancing resilience and their wider impact on sustainability. The objective is to avoid decisions that lead to mal-adaptation. The selection of preferred adaptation options should be done in close interaction with all actors involved and stakeholders impacted in the adaptation process.