Climate change adaptation planning and policy developmentClimate change could be devastating to vulnerable coastal and marine areas and communities that are already subject to multiple pressures including habitat loss and degradation, pollution, overexploitation of living and non-living resources and natural hazards. Climate change adaptation is an important process to allow natural and human systems to adjust in response to climate change, as well as other drivers of change, and benefit from future opportunities.
Integrating Climate Change Risks into Resilient Island Planning
UNDP funded support for the Govt. Maldives to assess different adaptation options for land use planning and coastal protection. We formulated guidelines for climate risk resilient coastal protection planning through a participatory approach including recommended amendments to regulatory tools in order to better address climate change adaptation.
SCIENCE & POLICY
Funded by UNDP this project aimed to assist Albania adapt to the consequences of climate change. We led on the use of ICZM as a tool for climate change adaptation and produced a synthesis of 23 separate expert studies covering all sectors and disciplines to identify the key messages and to recommend how climate change impacts can be embedded into planning at national and local level.
The IMCORE project demonstrated how partnerships between academic and public sectors can lead to adaptive management strategies. The project promoted transnational, innovative and sustainable approaches to reduce the ecological, social and economic impacts of climate change on coastal resources. A website of tools, case studies, information and e-learning was the key output.