Screening for Climate Change Adaptation in China

Significant changes in China’s climate have already occurred over the last 50 years. The ongoing impacts of human-induced climate change are likely to put the efficiency and effectiveness of development investments at risk, and have the potential to reduce growth and human development in China.

This project developed a screening approach for assessing climate change impacts and addressing adaptation in development projects in China. It used case studies focusing on the water sector to test a framework for the screening of projects for climate change impacts and adaptation options.

This framework can be refined and adapted according to the needs of different users. It is hoped that the results will stimulate debate and foster further efforts tailored to specific planning, design and implementation procedures in the water sectors and other sectors in China and elsewhere.

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start date
12 May 2007
end date
12 May 2008


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