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BASE Evaluation Criteria for Climate Adaptation (BECCA)


BECCA provides a checklist of topics and issues to be considered in evaluations of concrete adaptation situations, focusing on outcomes and processes. The target group of BECCA is anyone in the position of and interested in evaluating concrete adaptation measures including politicians, officials and planners, as well as representatives from civil society and business.

BECCA consists of a list of evaluation criteria and some guidance notes on how and when to use them. BECCA was developed on the basis of the existing academic literature and policy documents that address the issue of adaptation evaluation and revised on the basis of feedback from real-world adaptation cases within the BASE research project.

Climate adaptation is highly context-specific and, therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all criteria set for evaluating climate actions. Hence, guidance is provided on which criteria to use in which adaptation situations.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 16 2018   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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