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Assessing adaptation options

Assessing adaptation options

When adaptation options have been identified, the next steps are to assess and prioritize the compilation of options based on a detailed description and criteria. The selection of preferred adaptation options should be done in close interaction with all actors involved in the adaptation process. 

There are many criteria you can use to assess the suitability of possible options. You may, for example, consider their effectiveness in reducing vulnerability (or enhancing resilience), or their wider impact on sustainability and their costs. Different sets of criteria have been used to assess different adaptation options. Tools and guidance documents provided in this section will help you select assessment procedures and feasible options. Climate-ADAPT has a specific area that provides on overview of economic tools to assess adaptation options.

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