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UNFPA Book on Population Dynamics in Adaptation Planning

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Date of publication: 2013-03-08

Associated Organization: UNFPA

Themes: Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: Africa

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Summary:

Adaptation to climate change is urgent. It is something that we must engage in immediately,

or risk disaster. Adaptation is also not just about acting, particularly when we do so

reactively. It is about planning, about development and about preparing for the world as

it will be, not just as it is.

Adaptation is about more than infrastructure and ecosystems. It is about people—their

characteristics and resources, and how they come together in communities and countries.

It is more important than ever that we understand how people, not just places, are vulnerable to climate change, and how they are and can become more resilient.

This book represents the continuation of a process to create a foundation for adaptation

that has people, now and in the future, at its centre by bringing together population dynamics and data with climate response. The three organizations that have collaborated to

release this book—UNFPA, IIED and El Colegio de México—have spent years building

programmes of work in this area. In 2010, we all came together to host an Expert Group

Meeting in Mexico City on the aspects of population dynamics that focus particularly on adaptation to climate change.

Download document: UNFPA Book on Population Dynamics in Adaptation Planning