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2010

Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives : A Toolkit for Practitioners

Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD)

Titre : Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives : A Toolkit for Practitioners

Auteur(s) : This Toolkit benefited from the contributions of many individuals who are currently involved in supporting climate change adaptation initiatives in a number of developing countries

Editeur : Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD)
Date de parution : 2010
Pages : 62

Présentation
With the emerging necessity to adapt to climate change, countries and communities are starting to design and implement adaptation initiatives of various types, scales, and coverage. These initiatives seek to manage anticipated climate change risks at the national, sub-national, local/community levels. Some focus on developing system-wide local capacities aimed at analyzing, planning, and implementing a range of priority actions that strengthen the resilience of key stakeholders and institutions against anticipated climate change risks.

Very often, this entails :
Conducting analysis of the likelihood of associated biophysical and socio-economic implications of long-term climate change risks
Preparing development strategies and plans to include consideration of climate change risks and opportunities
Reviewing/revising/designing national and sub-national policies (including accompanying legislative adjustments) to take into account climate change risks and opportunities
Developing partnerships, tools, and practices to incorporate climate resilience into investment decision-making processes
Testing and demonstrating discrete interventions to manage climate risks

In this context, an emerging challenge is to design initiatives that explicitly address a climate change-driven problem. Questions arise on how to differentiate between a climate change “adaptation” initiative and a traditional development initiative. What are key elements that must be considered when developing and designing an adaptation initiative ? Operational guidance on these questions is still very nascent.

Scope of Toolkit
This Toolkit aspires to support all those involved in the design of measurable, verifiable, and reportable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance. As such, it seeks to answer the following question : What are the basic steps in planning and designing an adaptation initiative ?

Audience
The Toolkit is aimed at a wide audience of practitioners who are called on to support the formulation of adaptation initiatives.
Professionals at the national and sub-national levels such as central, regional, and local government staff
Community-based organizations and local communities (i.e., direct local beneficiaries) who seek to develop proposals for community-based adaptation initiatives
Non-governmental organizations ; national and local associations
Development agency staff supporting stakeholders in developing countries and/or other parties interested

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