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Even if aggressive mitigation measures are undertaken, the effects of climate change will be felt for decades. In response, countries and communities are developing and revising legal and institutional frameworks to improve adaptive capacity. Adaptation measures center on improving resilience, adaptive management, and early warning and emergency response. Laws and institutions can improve resilience to the potential effects of climate change by ameliorating other stressors. Laws governing planning and development, such as environmental impact assessment guidelines, can, and should, take climate change into consideration. Resilience alone is not sufficient to cope with the potential effects and uncertainties associated with climate change.
Adaptive management provides a framework for managing uncertainty. This iterative approach, which recognizes the uncertainties inherent in climate change and response measures, assesses needs and options, develops and implements response measures, monitors and assesses these measures, and modifies them, as appropriate. These different measures are illustrated by examples from managing water resources, the coastal zone, forests, and livelihoods, including agriculture.
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