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Publications and Reports

Identifying adaptation options (2007)

Description

This document provides guidance on the identification and selection of adaptation options that can be used to respond to climate risks. It builds on information previously provided in the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), by providing further information on the range of adaptation options available, including practical examples. It also updates this information using recent advances in the scientific literature and practical experience as reflected in adaptation actions being taken within the UK. In presenting this information, this guidance note explores the nature and characteristics of adaptation in the context of climate risk and provides further background information and examples of adaptation strategies and options. It also presents a simple adaptation checklist which identifies certain key principles that our experience suggests are synonymous with good adaptation decisions. This guidance note is aimed at supporting decision and policy makers who are faced with identifying and appraising the effectiveness of adaptation measures that address identified climate risks.

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UKCIP

Keywords

Awareness-raising, adaptation options, uncertainty

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity, Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Droughts, Storms, Ice and Snow

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

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