‘Doing things differently because of climate change’. – Tackling such a task can hardly proceed without analysis, assessments or methods to inform decision-making. They may range from the very simple to the rather sophisticated.
Policy-makers and practitioners on adaptation to climate change typically ask:
- What climatic changes are already being observed or are expected? What level of certainty do we have regarding this information? Module on Climate Information & Services
- Which regions, sectors or population groups are most affected by climate change? Module on Vulnerability Assessment
- How can we integrate climate considerations into regular planning and decision-making, or follow a National Adaptation Planning process? Module on Mainstreaming & NAP
- Are we on the right track? Module on Monitoring & Evaluation
AdaptationCommunity.net offers an inventory of methods for adaptation to climate change organised along the following four topics (‘Modules’), offering the following knowledge products:
- “A closer look at …”: Introduces the topic and navigates through to key terms,
- Method Briefs: Practical experiences from countries; discusses entry points for adaptation and specific methods supporting decision-making, and the conditions and experiences of their application;
- Tools and Training Materials: Useful freely available materials;
- Further reading: provides selected material for further information;
- Webinars showcase recent country experiences in Climate Information & Services, Monitoring & Evaluation and Mainstreaming Adaptation in four-week discussion series.