Managing Climatic Risks with Adaptation

Publication | May 2010

Adaptation is about managing risks and preventing damages so that one can avoid engaging in potentially more expensive disaster response and recovery.

ADB led a project team in assessing the potential impacts of climate change in Solomon Islands and designing adaptation measures for the Solomon Islands Road Improvement Project.


  • In a world of climate change, adaptation is about managing risks to avoid probable costly post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation.
  • There is no "off the shelf" approach to adapting to climate change; location and current conditions will influence how climate change impacts are assessed and what adaptation measures can be adopted.
  • Deficiencies in land use management can exacerbate the adverse impacts of climate change.