Adaptation Technology
Our objectives are to promote the smooth formulation and implementation of policy when policymakers of national or local governments implemennt the series of adaptation steps, when adequately considering information that can be useful at the local level.
while adequately considering information that can be useful at the local level.

Primary Users

For personnel of national and local governments and donor organizations in the Asia-Pacific region-who are expected to be the primary users of this technology information-the projection information and other countries' and regions' examples of planning, management and evaluation of adaptation strategies will serve as detailed and useful information on how this series of steps can be actually implemented (see text box "A" in figure). Meanwhile, for personnel involved in the actual local implementation and introduction of adaptation measures (e.g., practitioners and communities) descriptions, features, and costs of the technologies will be useful when selecting of the technologies and applying them locally (see text box "B" in figure).

Steps of Adaptation Measures

Adaptation to climate change is carried out in a series of steps, from awareness of necessity, to the planning, implementation and progress management/evaluation of adaptation efforts. Basic steps for adaptation at the national and local government levels are typically as shown below.
Share knowledge and awareness about adaptation, and examine current impacts, their causes, and existing measures
Share knowledge and awareness about the need for, the importance of, and concepts relating to adaptation. Compile information about current impacts and their causes (changes in climate factors, natural and social factors), and adaptation-related aspects of existing policies and measures, and identify areas where gaps exist.
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Project and assess climate change impacts
Project and assess climate change impacts and assess vulnerability. If it is difficult to project future impacts based on local climate conditions and changes, it may be still possible to use available information to project and assess, or to implement qualitative and simplified projections and assessments.
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Understand the need for and priority of adaptation measures, establish targets and directions
Based on the results of assessments, understand the need for and priority of adaptation measures and establish the required targets and directions.
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Implement the adaptation measures
Consider practical procedures, persons in charge, schedules, and financing for the adaptation measures, and then implement.
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Monitor and assess progress and outcomes of adaptation measures
Monitor and assess the progress and outcomes of adaptation measures.
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Role of Information on Technologies Provided via APAN Website
STEP 1-5
are information to help set government targets / directions and to manage / evaluate progress.
Major users: National / local government, policy makers, donors, etc.
is information to select and adapt technologies locally
Major users: Local practitioners, communitues, etc.
APAN website aims to support smooth planning by national and local policy makers, based on "STEP 4" (userful local information)