Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 1-8

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Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability: Adaptive Management

  • Don C. MaciverAffiliated withAtmospheric Environment Service
  • , Francisco DallmeierAffiliated withSmithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History

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This paper summarizes the recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change convened in Costa Rica in 1998. Specifically, this paper also summarizes the adaptive management science issues and, in many cases, sectoral options. The Workshop, organized by Canada and Costa Rica, involved more than 200 experts and focused on adaptation science, adaptive management and adaptation options for climate variability and change.

IPCC adaptive management climate variability and change