Climate change is a global issue that will have impacts on the natural environment, economy, and societies. The impacts on the natural environment include changes in the global hydrological cycle, global warming, and the intensification of extreme weather events. In particular, extreme precipitation or intensified rainfall, triggering floods and landslides, may destroy residential areas, which could pose a serious threat to societies. Economic impacts include decreased agricultural production and threats to human life and property. The social impacts refer to forced changes in lifestyle and therefore the adjustment of public policies and environmental education programs. Facing up to the change of the climate system, mitigation and adaptation are two equally essential responses in the sustainable development domain.
“Mitigation” means a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in various sectors such as industries, commerce, and households. “Adaptation” focuses on reducing the vulnerability (or increasing the resilience) of human and natural systems to the impacts of climate change through adjusting lifestyles or societal structures. From the perspectives of the environmental, economic, and social dimensions that boost sustainable development, mitigation mainly applies to economic or technological measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Adaptation, alternatively, is intended to increase the resilience of societies to the damage caused by climate change through social or educational instruments.
The following are the services we offer in climate change adaptation management:
- Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation and resilience
- Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming in Development
- Gender integration in Climate Change
- Climate change vulnerability assessment
- Ecosystem Based Adaptation and Management