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As of: October 2014

Inventory of Methods for Climate Adaptation


Objective and activities

The project provides decision-makers in the partner countries with a tried and tested inventory of methods for identifying, analysing and prioritising adaptation needs and measures. It supports the effective management of climate-relevant data and promotes the establishment of a network to facilitate South-South exchange among adaptation stakeholders. In this way, the project enables local stakeholders to make decisions on adaptation to climate change that are strategically appropriate and effective in the long term. This in turn increases the partner countries' ability to adapt and lowers the long-term costs associated with climate change. The project also supports the development of methods for verifying the effectiveness of adaptation measures.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • An international workshop was held during the climate conference in Durban. It provided a forum for actors to engage in intensive discussion of their experience with methods and instruments for adaptation to climate change; 
  • A theoretical foundation for a climate change impact index was developed. It provides decision-makers with information about climatic changes in a summarised and visual form;
  • A tool kit for establishing climate change impact chains is being developed;
  • The platform of the AdaptationCommunity.net network (www.adaptationcommunity.net) is being refined to facilitate joint learning and an exchange of ideas and information among experts
  • A series of webinars open to participants worldwide has been carried out;
  • A short film entitled 'We know enough about climate change. It is time for decisions now!' was produced and received a silver award at the Deauville Green Awards film festival

Project data

Country:
Global: Grenada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia

Partner institution:

Grenada: Ministry of Environment; India: Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF); Indonesia: Ministry of Environment (KLH); Mexico: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); Philippines: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST); South Africa: Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA); Tunisia: Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD)


Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


BMUB grant:
€ 3,329,084

Duration:
04/2011 till 01/2014

Website:
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