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Climate change adaptation strategies for local impact
Key messages for UNFCCC negotiators
This paper argues that the proof of effective climate change adaptation strategies will be in improved resilience of the hundreds of millions of people living in communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Involvement of local authorities and community based organisations in the development of adaptation strategies will be crucial. Risk reduction and risk management are key elements of adaptation. Humanitarian organisations bring decades of experience in working with local actors to support local stakeholders to lead adaptation measures to protect their communities against impending climate risks. This paper outlines six key strategies for supporting local action on adaptation.