Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

Report / Paper

Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Least Developed Countries

AUTHORS: Saleemul Huq, Atiq Rahman, Mama Konate, Youba Sokona, Hannah Reid

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2012

RESOURCE

Adaptation to climate change has become an important policy priority in international climate change negotiations, but has yet to become a major policy issue in developing countries, especially the LDCs, which have contributed least to greenhouse gases but are most vulnerable to climate change and have the least capacity to adapt. Experience from two LDCs, Bangladesh and Mali, shows that although much has been achieved in terms of describing and analysing vulnerability to climate change and identifying potential adaptation options, there remains much more to be done to mainstream adaptation to climate change within the national policymaking processes in those countries.