Introduction: Reality Check – Adaptation on the Ground

  • Olivia Tusinski
Conference paper
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 1)


While adaptation is starting to become recognized as an essential response to the expected impacts of climate change, few cities have initiated early and sustained adaptation commitments. Even as many cities undertake a range of mitigation projects, from emissions monitoring to waste-to-energy conversion, the approaches, tools and methodologies related to adaptation – even the definition of the term itself – remain somewhat obscure to many cities.


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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World SecretariatBonnGermany

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