The article that the Global Commission on Adaptation published 12 examples of climate adaptation from countries around the world they deemed to be great adaptation models.
The consequences of climate change like rising seas, fiercer storms, erratic and severe rainfalls, acidic oceans, and higher temperatures are impacting countries and some more vulnerable than others.
The Global Commission on Adaptation has also published a report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, wherein it argued that investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation globally from 2020 to 2030 could generate a good return of $7.1 trillion in net benefits.
The article says that some countries have already taken climate adaptation actions, using innovative and forward-thinking solutions to adjust to the new reality successfully.
Some examples of climate adaptation mentioned in the article are the following:
- The “room for the river” in the Netherlands,
- the Thames Barrier in the UK,
- building resilient homes in the Philippines after a strong typhoon in 2009,
- using data to prevent bushfires in Australia,
- protecting people from extreme heat in Germany and India, and
- many other examples.
Click on the link below to read more about these great climate adaptation examples that countries are doing:
12 great examples of how countries are adapting to climate change. (2019, September 17). Global Commission on Adaptation. Retrieved from https://gca.org/global-commission-on-adaptation/solutions/12-great-examples-of-how-countries-are-adapting-to-climate-change