The negative impacts of climate change will hit poor people and poor countries disproportionately, and further compromise the achievement of their development objectives. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation provides essential information and advice on how to facilitate the integration of adaptation into development processes. The objectives of this policy guidance are to: i) promote understanding of the implications of climate change on development practice and the associated need to mainstream climate adaptation in development co-operation agencies and partner countries; ii) identify appropriate approaches for integrating climate change adaptation into development policies at national, sectoral and project levels and in urban and rural contexts; and iii) identify practical ways for donors to support developing country partners in their efforts to reduce their vulnerability to climate variability and climate change. While efforts to integrate climate change adaptation will be led by developing country partners, international donors have a critical role to play in supporting such efforts.
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Abbreviations and Acronyms Executive Summary PART I. UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE Chapter 1. Introduction and Scope Chapter 2. Weather, Climate Variability and Climate Change Chapter 3. Vulnerability of the Developing World to Climate Change Chapter 4. Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change Chapter 5. Operationalising Adaptation: From Theory to Action PART II. INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AT NATIONAL SECTORAL, AND PROJECT LEVELS Chapter 6. National, Sectoral and Project Levels: Introduction Chapter 7. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation at the National Level Chapter 8. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation at the Sector Level Chapter 9. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation at the Project Level PART III. INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL Chapter 10. Introduction to the Local Level Chapter 11. Local Contexts: Rural and Urban Settings Chapter 12. Integrating Adaptation into Local Development Processes Chapter 13. Key Challenges and Priorities for Actions Annex A. Examples of Tools and Screening Approaches for Adaptation to Climate Change Annex B. How to Integrate Climate Change Considerations into Sectoral Policies, Plans and Programmes through Strategic Environmental Assessment