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A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change

Berrang-ford, Lea, Siders, A. R., Lesnikowski, Alexandra, Fischer, Alexandra Paige, Callaghan, Max W., Haddaway, Neal R., Mach, Katharine J., Araos, Malcolm, Shah, Mohammad Aminur Rahman, Wannewitz, Mia, Doshi, Deepal, Leiter, Timo, Matavel, Custodio, Musah-surugu, Justice Issah, Wong-parodi, Gabrielle, Antwi-agyei, Philip, Ajibade, Idowu, Chauhan, Neha, Kakenmaster, William, Grady, Caitlin, Chalastani, Vasiliki I., Jagannathan, Kripa, Galappaththi, Eranga K., Sitati, Asha, Scarpa, Giulia, Totin, Edmond, Davis, Katy, Hamilton, Nikita Charles, Kirchhoff, Christine J., Kumar, Praveen, Pentz, Brian, Simpson, Nicholas P., Theokritoff, Emily, Deryng, Delphine, Reckien, Diana, Zavaleta-cortijo, Carol, Ulibarri, Nicola, Segnon, Alcade C., Khavhagali, Vhalinavho, Shang, Yuanyuan, Zvobgo, Luckson, Zommers, Zinta, Xu, Jiren, Williams, Portia Adade, Canosa, Ivan Villaverde, Van Maanen, Nicole, Van Bavel, Bianca, Van Aalst, Maarten, Turek-hankins, Lynée L., Trivedi, Hasti, Trisos, Christopher H., Thomas, Adelle, Thakur, Shinny, Templeman, Sienna, Stringer, Lindsay C., Sotnik, Garry, Sjostrom, Kathryn Dana, Singh, Chandni, Siña, Mariella Z., Shukla, Roopam, Sardans, Jordi, Salubi, Eunice A., Safaee Chalkasra, Lolita Shaila, Ruiz-díaz, Raquel, Richards, Carys, Pokharel, Pratik, Petzold, Jan, Penuelas, Josep, Pelaez Avila, Julia, Murillo, Julia B. Pazmino, Ouni, Souha, Niemann, Jennifer, Nielsen, Miriam, New, Mark, Nayna Schwerdtle, Patricia, Nagle Alverio, Gabriela, Mullin, Cristina A., Mullenite, Joshua, Mosurska, Anuszka, Morecroft, Mike D., Minx, Jan C., Maskell, Gina, Nunbogu, Abraham Marshall, Magnan, Alexandre K., Lwasa, Shuaib, Lukas-sithole, Megan, Lissner, Tabea, Lilford, Oliver, Koller, Steven F., Jurjonas, Matthew, Joe, Elphin Tom, Huynh, Lam T. M., Hill, Avery, Hernandez, Rebecca R., Hegde, Greeshma, Hawxwell, Tom, Harper, Sherilee, Harden, Alexandra, Haasnoot, Marjolijn, Gilmore, Elisabeth A., Gichuki, Leah, Gatt, Alyssa, Garschagen, Matthias, Ford, James D., Forbes, Andrew, Farrell, Aidan D., Enquist, Carolyn A. F., Elliott, Susan, Duncan, Emily, Coughlan De Perez, Erin, Coggins, Shaugn, Chen, Tara, Campbell, Donovan, Browne, Katherine E., Bowen, Kathryn J., Biesbroek, Robbert, Bhatt, Indra D., Bezner Kerr, Rachel, Barr, Stephanie L., Baker, Emily, Austin, Stephanie E., Arotoma-rojas, Ingrid, Anderson, Christa, Ajaz, Warda, Agrawal, Tanvi and Abu, Thelma Zulfawu (2021) A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 11 (11). 989 - 1000. ISSN 1758-678X

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Identification Number: 10.1038/s41558-021-01170-y

Abstract

Assessing global progress on human adaptation to climate change is an urgent priority. Although the literature on adaptation to climate change is rapidly expanding, little is known about the actual extent of implementation. We systematically screened >48,000 articles using machine learning methods and a global network of 126 researchers. Our synthesis of the resulting 1,682 articles presents a systematic and comprehensive global stocktake of implemented human adaptation to climate change. Documented adaptations were largely fragmented, local and incremental, with limited evidence of transformational adaptation and negligible evidence of risk reduction outcomes. We identify eight priorities for global adaptation research: assess the effectiveness of adaptation responses, enhance the understanding of limits to adaptation, enable individuals and civil society to adapt, include missing places, scholars and scholarship, understand private sector responses, improve methods for synthesizing different forms of evidence, assess the adaptation at different temperature thresholds, and improve the inclusion of timescale and the dynamics of responses.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/nclimate/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors, under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
LSE Health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 15:51
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 08:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114572

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