Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: A Practioner’s Handbook

Guideline / Manual / Toolkit

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation: A Practioner’s Handbook

AUTHORS: Prepared by Josie Huxtable and Nguyen Thi Yen.


October 2011


The goals of this handbook are:• to present a comprehensive understanding of what mainstreaming climate change adaptation means• to provide detailed guidance on how mainstreaming climate change adaptation can be put into practiceThe handbook will assist us in analysing the implications of climate change for the lives and livelihoods of the communities we work with. The handbookprovides: methodology; practical tools; case studies; guidance and relevant information on how to assess project and program vulnerability to climatevariability and change; and how to design and adapt projects so that they are more resilient to a range of climate change scenarios. This handbookis designed to complement other climate change tools developed by CARE International including the Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA)and Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Projects.