Both research for adaptation and research on adaptation are needed to inform society’s response to climate change impacts

This brief, which builds on discussions at the Adaptation Futures 2016 conference, argues that in order to transform adaptation knowledge into successful action, we need research on adaptation as well as for it. Adaptation research is in high demand, as the need to adapt to unavoidable impacts of climate change is increasingly evident. However, this growing body of knowledge is not necessarily leading to better adaptation policies or actions.

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