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Adaptation as a Response to Climate Change: A Literature Review

Khalid Ahmed () and Wei Long

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges the human race is being encountered in this centaury. The continuous rise in average temperature, extreme weather occurrence, occurrence of drought and floods, intensity and frequency of storms, change in precipitation, and so many other identified and unidentified effects are giving birth. In upcoming years, the climate change would be more severe and challenging, and as a result, it would fetch the attention of whole world towards itself. In this scenario, the different policy options and techniques evolved to cope the climatic changes and its effects on society, economy and nature. The lack of response of carbon emitters in mitigation has aid to raise temperature continuously. This time adaptation is getting more and more attention to reduce the socio economic vulnerability and risks associated with the climate change. Adaptation is unavoidable. This paper enumerates the literature review of Adaptation. Although this term is not new but it has been focused in last few years as one of the key responses to climate change. How and why adaptation is necessary and its implications in coping the climate change challenges and what progress has been made in past and present.

Keywords: Climate Change; Adaptation; Mitigation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q50 Q54 Q58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-12, Revised 2011-03
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