Challenges of Adaptation Metrics: IPAM's Proposed Framework

27 May 2021 27 May 2021
Ms Dhriti Pathak

The webinar aims to present the framework under which committee-led projects related to sectoral, transversal or technical approaches are mapped and evaluated. It also plans to hold expert discussions on the framework concepts before they are examined on a sectoral basis.

Adaptation future

On 27th May 2021, 16:30 hrs - 18:30 hrs IST

Adaptation Futures is organising a webinar titled 'Challenges on Adaptation Metrics:IPAM's proposed framework' on May 27, 2021 from 16:30 hrs to 18:30 hrs IST.

The 'Challenges on Adaptation Metrics:IPAM's proposed framework' webinar is part of the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) Science Policy Brief series convened to support researchers, policymakers and practitioners to further their knowledge and capacity and underpin effective adaptation to climate change.

The webinar will present the framework under which user/committee-led projects related to sectoral, transversal or technical approaches are mapped and evaluated. Various adaptation experts will discuss the framework concept before it will be examined on a sectoral basis in break-out sessions.

Assessing global adaptation progress ideally requires frameworks and metrics that are applicable across countries and sectors, and over time. Unlike mitigation (which can be measured in terms of greenhouse gases reduction), there is no simple, unique and universal adaptation metric than can quantify adaptation results holistically. This is not surprising given the complexity and ambiguity of adaptation processes, and the context-specific particularities and needs across regions and sectors (agriculture, water, energy, and more) and governmental levels (city, regions, nations). As a result there is no consensus on what adaptation metrics should look like and how they should be used.

International Platform on Adaptation Metric's (IPAM) main objective is to facilitate the co-design of metrics through exchange and innovation, and take into account the need for aggregation and comparison. Towards that objective, IPAM has proposed a work programme, that is, AMME – Adaptation Metrics Mapping and Evaluation, to direct understanding of adaptation metrics in an arena where needs on the ground should drive policy recommendations, sectoral strategies, fundraising and allocation of funds and scientific advancements.

Contact Details

Ms Dhriti Pathak
Research Associate
Centre for Global Environment Research
Earth Science and Climate Change
Email: dhriti[dot]pathak@teri[dot]res[dot]in

Climate adaptation
Climate change

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