Adaptation planning for climate change: concepts, assessment approaches, and key lessons

@article{Fssel2007AdaptationPF,
  title={Adaptation planning for climate change: concepts, assessment approaches, and key lessons},
  author={H.-M. F{\"u}ssel},
  journal={Sustainability Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={265-275}
}
  • H. Füssel
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Sustainability Science
Planned adaptation to climate change denotes actions undertaken to reduce the risks and capitalize on the opportunities associated with global climate change. This paper summarizes current thinking about planned adaptation. It starts with an explanation of key adaptation concepts, a description of the diversity of adaptation contexts, and a discussion of key prerequisites for effective adaptation. On the basis of this introduction, major approaches to climate impact and adaptation assessment… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Planning for climate change adaptation: lessons learned from a community-based workshop
Abstract Adaptation is now broadly accepted as a necessary response to climate change. Local adaptation strategies should be developed with decision-makers familiar with the unique characteristics ofExpand
Adaptation to Climate Change: Green Development
Mitigation and adaptation are both responses to climate change. This chapter provides the reader with information related to various policy measures for climate change, in water management. AExpand
Climate change adaptation planning in practice: insights from the Caribbean
Climate change adaptation planning has rapidly expanded to assist with reducing vulnerability to current and projected impacts of climate change. In Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS),Expand
Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries
TLDR
A diagnostic approach to climate change adaptation for fisheries is proposed to define potential climate adaptation pathways in well-managed fisheries and serve as a basis for enabling stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities and to explore and prioritize options for development and implementation of legitimate adaptation pathways. Expand
Incorporating climate change adaptation into local plans
Local governments can encourage proactive action on climate change by incorporating adaptation measures into long-term planning documents. The authors undertook action-oriented, case study researchExpand
Climate adaptation planning in practice: an evaluation of adaptation plans from three developed nations
Formal planning for climate change adaptation is emerging rapidly at a range of geo-political scales. This first generation of adaptation plans provides useful information regarding how institutionsExpand
Leadership for moving the climate change adaptation agenda from planning to action
An increasing number of initiatives for adaptation to climate change are occurring at multiple scales and decision focuses (e.g., impact assessment, policy design, technology development, planningExpand
Adapting to climate change by water management organisations: Enablers and barriers
Abstract Climate change will be particularly experienced though the medium of water. Water organisations, that are managing societal and ecological needs for water, are therefore likely to experienceExpand
A Modified Combined Approach Framework of Climate Impact and Adaptation Assessment for Water Resource Systems Based on Experience Derived from Different Adaptation Studies in the Context of Climate Change
Warming of climate system is undisputed as evident from observations of increasing average temperatures of air and ocean, large scale melting of ice and increasing global average sea levels. TheExpand
Strengthening coastal adaptation planning through scenario analysis: A beneficial but incomplete solution
Adaptation to climate change is an increasing priority for coastal management. European Union and Member State adaptation policies and strategies have been promulgated but associated with minimalExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 56 REFERENCES
The Science of Adaptation: A Framework for Assessment
This paper outlines what is meant by "adaptation" to climate change, and how it might be addressed in the IPCC Assessments. Two roles of adaptation in the climate change field are identified:Expand
Adaptation Policy Frameworks for Climate Change: Developing Strategies, Policies and Measures
Foreword Executive summary Part I. User's guidebook: Part II. Technical Papers: Preface 1. Scoping and designing an adaptation project 2. Engaging stakeholders in the adaptation process 3. AssessingExpand
Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change: Can the IPCC Technical Guidelines be applied?
TLDR
Both conceptual and empirical information is used in this paper to show that coastal adaptation embraces more than selecting one of the "technical" options to respond to sea-level rise (retreat, accommodate or protect). Expand
From Impacts Assessment to Adaptation Priorities: the Shaping of Adaptation Policy
Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adaptation has recently gained importance, yet adaptation is much less developed than mitigation as a policy response.Expand
Assessing adaptation to the health risks of climate change: what guidance can existing frameworks provide?
  • H. Füssel
  • Business, Medicine
  • International journal of environmental health research
  • 2008
TLDR
Three assessment guidelines based on a generalized risk management framework are found to be most useful for guiding adaptation assessments of human health since none of them adequately addresses all key challenges of the adaptation decision problem. Expand
Conceptual Frameworks of Adaptation to Climate Change and their Applicability to Human Health
Anthropogenic climate change will affect the distribution and urgency of health risks around the world. However, the majority of adverse health impacts of climate change can be avoided byExpand
Climate change adaptation policy options
Africa is one of the regions of the world potentially most vulnerable to climate change. Warming of the globe due to increased atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases appears to be inevitable.Expand
Climate impact and adaptation assessment: a guide to the IPCC approach
Introduction * Understanding and Predicting Climate Change * Climate Impact Assessment: Developing the Method * The First Step: Defining the Problem * The Second Step: Selecting the Method * TheExpand
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: An Evolution of Conceptual Thinking
Vulnerability is an emerging concept for climate science and policy. Over the past decade, efforts to assess vulnerability to climate change triggered a process of theory development and assessmentExpand
Coevolution of the Political and Conceptual Frameworks for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
The last two decades have witnessed extensive research on potential and observed impacts of climate change on all kinds of natural and social systems (see McCarthy et al., 2001 for a recent review ofExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...