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Adaptation to global warming

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Adaptation and Mitigation | Climate Wisconsin

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Adapting to climate change: Five countries set an example

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David Bresch, Adapting to Global Warming

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How to boost resilience to climate change - Adaptation Gap Report 2020

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« Water and climate change : let's adapt ! »

Climate change adaptation is a response to global warming, that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of social and biological systems to relatively sudden change and thus offset the effects of global warming. Even if emissions are stabilized relatively soon, global warming and its effects should last many years, and adaptation would be necessary to the resulting changes in climate. Adaptation is especially important in developing countries since those countries are predicted to bear the brunt of the effects of global warming. That is, the capacity and potential for humans to adapt is unevenly distributed across different regions and populations, and developing countries generally have less capacity to adapt. Furthermore, the degree of adaptation correlates to the situational focus on environmental issues. Therefore, adaptation requires the situational assessment of sensitivity and vulnerability to environmental impacts.
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    • Effects of global warming 

    • International adaptation finance 

    • Considerations and general recommendations 

    • Types of adaptation 

    • Adaptation measures by region 

    • Complementary to mitigation