How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment

  title={How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment},
  author={Alexandra Lesnikowski and James D. Ford and Lea Berrang‐Ford and Magda Barrera and Jody Heymann},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
This paper applies a systematic approach to measuring adaptation actions being undertaken by 117 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) with the goal of establishing a baseline of global trends in adaptation. Data are systematically collected from National Communications prepared by Parties to the Convention and submitted periodically to the Secretariat. 4,104 discrete adaptation initiatives are identified and analyzed. Our findings indicate that while… 

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