Forecasts and Planning Tools

CASES Adaptation Library

The CASES Adaptation Library provides links to papers, reports, fact sheets, websites, and other general sources of information on adapting to climate change. The library includes:

  1. General information on adapting to climate change, 
  2. Adaptation guidance documents, 
  3. Comparative assessments of adaptation efforts,
  4. Information on communicating climate change,
  5. Adaptation in the private sector, and
  6. Web resources.

Updates to the library will be made on a continuing basis. Questions, suggestions for additional library items, or notices of broken links can be emailed to cig@u.washington.edu 

1. General Information on Adapting to Climate Change  

  • Climate Change 101: Adaptation (2009). Briefing paper prepared by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change as part of a series called Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change.
  • Adaptation to Climate Change: Key Terms (2006). Paper published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development examining the key adaptation terms and concepts used by the climate change community and other institutions.

2. Adaptation Guidance Documents (listed in descending order by publication year)

3. Comparative Assessments of Adaptation Efforts 

4. Communicating Climate Change

5. Adaptation in the Private Sector

  • Adaptation: An Issue Brief for Business (2008). Briefing paper published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development describing the potential impacts of climate changes, risks and opportunities for business, and why business should consider adaptation planning and measures.
  • Adapting to Climate Change: a Business Approach (2008). Paper by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change outlining a business approach to analyzing and adapting to the physical risks of climate change. Includes a qualitative screening process to assess whether a business is likely to be vulnerable to the physical risks associated with climate change, and whether a more detailed risk assessment is warranted. 
  • Your Home in a Changing Climate: Retrofitting Existing Homes for Climate Change Impacts (2008). A report produced by Three Regions Climate Change Group (UK) focusing on adaptation of existing residential building stock for a future climate. The study covers dwellings from private individuals to housing associations, with an emphasis on water conservation, drainage, flood risk and ventilation.

6. Additional Web Resources

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