Adapting to Climate Variability and Change. A Guidance Manual for Development Planning. Booklet (including CD) by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Published in 2007. 24 pages.
To facilitate the process of adapting development projects, USAID has developed a Climate Change Adaptation Guidance Manual to provide planners with the tools they need to understand how climate change may affect their projects. The manual draws on lessons learned in four pilot projects that assessed impacts and vulnerability to climate variability and change, and developed adaptation implementation plans for: urban and coastal flooding in Honduras, municipal water in South Africa, rainfed agriculture in Mali, and fisheries and agriculture in Thailand. These pilot projects and the guidance manual are helping to improve the resilience and sustainability of USAID's development efforts by integrating climate change adaptation into project planning. This product (like all other products in this catalog) is free of charge.