Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Adaptation Principles: A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Organization

World Bank

Type(s) of Tool

GuidelinesOperationalize sustainability principles, less specific than Benchmarks or Rating Systems., PrinciplesSupport sustainability incorporation at institutional or strategic level, less specific than Guidelines.

Sector(s)

Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Enabling EnvironmentConditions that enable the integration of sustainability practices (regulation, laws, frameworks etc.)., Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., PrioritizationAuthorities decide which projects to realize and how to allocate resources., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., FinanceDevelopers decide how to pay for their project., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time., Decomissioning/RepurposingObsolete infrastructure assets are repurposed, recycled or removed and the land is reused or restored.

Open Source

Yes

Country of Origin

USA

Date of Development

2020

Description

The Adaptation Principles offer a guide to effective climate change adaptation, containing hands-on guidance to the design, implementation and monitoring of national adaptation strategies, showing that each country needs to tailor adaptation actions to its specific needs and priorities. To guide this process, the Adaptation Principles offer concrete and practical tools: Screening questions to identify the most urgent and effective actions, toolboxes illustrating common datasets and methodologies to support decisions, indicators to monitor and evaluate progress, and case studies on how the COVID-19 pandemic influences priorities in taking effective adaptation action.

Tool Outcome

The Adaptation Principles offer a guide to effective climate change adaptation, containing hands-on guidance to the design, implementation and monitoring of national adaptation strategies, thereby assisting a broad range of stakeholders – from governments to individual households and firms – in the complex task of effective action on adaptation and resilience.

Sustainability Criteria

The Adaptation Principles offer a guide to effective climate change adaptation divided in six principles:
– Ensuring resilient foundations through rapid and inclusive development
– Facilitating the adaptation of firms and people
– Adapting land use and protecting critical public assets and services
– Increasing people’s capacity to cope with and recover from shocks
– Anticipating and managing macroeconomic and fiscal risks
– Ensuring effective implementation through prioritization and continuous monitoring