Managing Climatic Risks with Adaptation

Publication | May 2010
Managing Climatic Risks with Adaptation

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.

Highlights

  • 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.