Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A guidebook for Development Planners

Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners (the Guidebook) provides a detailed treatment of climate concerns in coastal areas. The Guidebook proposes an approach for assessing vulnerability to climate change and climate variability, developing and implementing adaptation options, and integrating options into programs, development plans, and projects at the national and local levels. This is known as a vulnerability and adaptation or V&A approach. The summary presented here is designed for policymakers and others who are interested in the Guidebook’s key messages and may review the full version later or use the Guidebook as a reference document. The summary is organized by the steps in the V&A approach that is recommended in this Guidebook. References for the information provided in this summary are included in the main body of the Guidebook. [warning - large file 18mb]