Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action: West AfricaBy:
Growing understanding of the need to adapt to the impacts of climate change has led to a significant rise in ongoing and planned adaptation action in the developing regions of the world, including West Africa. This upsurge in climate change adaptation action is a welcome occurrence, but enhanced coordination among expanding networks of adaptation actors is needed to ensure resources are deployed quickly and effectively. Responding to this concern, a review of current and planned adaptation action in West Africa was undertaken by the Adaptation Partnership1 between October 2010 and April 2011. The rapid review examined: priority adaptation needs; efforts by governments to support adaptation though policy and planning; the scope of international support for adaptation efforts in different countries and sectors; and potential gaps in adaptation efforts at the country and regional levels. This review of adaptation action in West Africa is one of 12 profiles covering regions in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean completed by the Adaptation Partnership.
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De Vit, C., Parry, J., and International Institute for Sustainable Development. (2011, November). Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action: West Africa. Adaptation Partnership. Retrieved from CAKE: http://www.cakex.org/virtual-library/review-current-and-planned-adaptation-action-west-africa.