Clearly, adaptation is not an alternative to mitigation, which instead acts on the causes of climate change (greenhouse gases). Instead, it is a fundamental integration which makes the time horizon of our mitigation action more effective and less expensive.
However, the road to let the world audience and policymakers accept this strategy has been long and tough. A path we have taken in the middle of the 1990s.|
After 2003 other countries, such as the US, Canada, Mexico and South Africa, got involved in the idea of adaptation and thus financed research and studies on this.
Nowadays tens of states, cities and even small towns are looking for (and often finding) new solutions to allow people to live in the era of climate change.
We believe that good practices should be spread, to favour the exchange of knowledge and raising awareness. The reason why ADAPTATION was born.