Climatic Change

, Volume 95, Issue 1–2, pp 53–61 | Cite as

An architecture for government action on adaptation to climate change. An editorial comment

  • Joel B. SmithEmail author
  • Jason M. Vogel
  • John E. Cromwell III


An architecture of government adaptation programs is presented. Components include leadership, institutional organization, stakeholder involvement, climate change information, appropriate use of decision analysis techniques, explicit consideration of barriers to adaptation, funding for adaptation, technology development and diffusion, and adaptation research. This architecture is a useful heuristic for identifying, evaluating, and reevaluating the needs of decision makers as they improve management of climate-sensitive resources in a changing environment.


Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Stakeholder Involvement Adaptation Policy Flood Insurance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel B. Smith
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jason M. Vogel
    • 1
  • John E. Cromwell III
    • 1
  1. 1.Stratus ConsultingBoulderUSA

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