Examples of Adaptation Projects: Case Studies
We categorize adaptation examples, representing diverse
activities, sectors, and targeted climate impacts, into five broad
- Natural Resource Management and Conservation:
Strategies include incorporating future climate conditions and impacts
into existing or future policies and plans, and changing management to
enhance ecosystem connectivity, resilience, and monitoring and research
efforts, among others.
- Capacity Building:
Strategies include acquiring or training staff; increasing
organizational capacity; coordinating planning and management; investing
in planning, training, and outreach efforts; collecting additional
information; and conducting vulnerability assessments and studies, among
- Infrastructure, Planning, and Development:
Strategies include improving existing or designing new infrastructure
to withstand the effects of climate change; creating or modifying
shoreline development measures (i.e. removing shoreline hardening,
restoring coastal vegetation to minimize erosion, encouraging low impact
development along shorelines); and incorporating climate change
concerns in community and shoreline planning, among others.
- Governance and Policy:
Strategies include maintaining or obtaining financial, public health,
and technological resources; creating new or enhancing existing
policies; and developing adaptation plans, among others.
- Adaptation Two-fers: Strategies including mitigation and adaptation action that can be mutually beneficial.