Networking Beyond Rio+20: Climate Adaptation Partnerships for Sustainable Development — A Policy Brief
|Description||The need for climate change adaptation is increasingly being recognized by communities, with an initial focus on assessing vulnerabilities and identifying adaptation options. The complexity of adaptation due to the multidisciplinary nature of the required solutions and the lack of long-term data pose a great challenge, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Approaches at the grassroots levels that involve communities and local governments to incorporate climate change adaptation practices into development planning will be needed, and Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) will need to be customized for local to regional and sectoral levels.
In the lead-up to the Rio+20 conference, the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change (APN) organized a session at the Climate “Adaptation Futures” Conference held on 29–31 May 2012 at The University of Arizona, USA. The session focused on the importance of partnerships and networking to facilitate the adoption of local, national and regional adaptation strategies. The present policy brief builds on the collective messages that arose from the session, and is published to convey these messages at Rio+20 and beyond.
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)|
|Contributor||Nobuo Mimura, Md. Mafizur Rahman, Juan Pulhin, Chuluun Togtohyn, Do Minh Duc, Kashif Majeed Salik, S.V.R.K. Prabhakar, Akio Takemoto, Kristine Garcia, Linda Anne Stevenson|
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“Networking Beyond Rio+20: Climate Adaptation Partnerships for Sustainable Development — A Policy Brief,” APN E-Lib, accessed May 23, 2017, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1835.
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