Adaptation Journey

  • Mozaharul AlamEmail author
Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)


Continued advancement of scientific knowledge and understanding of climate change, visible sign of changes in physical system, adverse impacts on different sectors, and socio-economic development are advancing adaptation discussion both at international and national levels on a regular basis. This chapter on “adaptation journey” presents progress and advancement of adaptation to climate change discourse over time. This progression may present under four phases, i.e. (a) realization of climate change and adaptation (1979–2000); (b) beginning of adaptation actions and emergence of equal treatment (2001–2007); (c) enhancement of adaptation actions (2008–2015), and (d) global goal of adaptation, and monitoring and communicating adaptation progress (2015 onward). This chapter also highlights importance of mobilization of adaptation knowledge to support adaptation planning and implementation of actions.


Adaptation journey Mobilization of knowledge Adaptation finance Adaptation technologies Capacity building 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Environment ProgrammeBangkokThailand

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