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A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change

Lea Berrang-Ford A. R. Siders Alexandra Lesnikowski Alexandra Paige Fischer Max W. Callaghan Neal R. Haddaway Katharine J. Mach Malcolm Araos Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah Mia Wannewitz Deepal Doshi Timo Leiter Custodio Matavel Justice Issah Musah-Surugu Gabrielle Wong-Parodi Philip Antwi-Agyei Idowu Ajibade Neha Chauhan William Kakenmaster Caitlin Grady Vasiliki I. Chalastani Kripa Jagannathan Eranga K. Galappaththi Asha Sitati Giulia Scarpa Edmond Totin Katy Davis Nikita Charles Hamilton Christine J. Kirchhoff Praveen Kumar Brian Pentz Nicholas P. Simpson Emily Theokritoff Delphine Deryng Diana Reckien Carol Zavaleta-Cortijo Nicola Ulibarri Alcade C. Segnon Vhalinavho Khavhagali Yuanyuan Shang Luckson Zvobgo Zinta Zommers Jiren Xu Portia Adade Williams Ivan Villaverde Canosa Nicole van Maanen Bianca van Bavel Maarten van Aalst Lynée L. Turek-Hankins Hasti Trivedi Christopher H. Trisos Adelle Thomas Shinny Thakur Sienna Templeman Lindsay C. Stringer Garry Sotnik Kathryn Dana Sjostrom Chandni Singh Mariella Z. Siña Roopam Shukla Jordi Sardans Eunice A. Salubi Lolita Shaila Safaee Chalkasra Raquel Ruiz-Díaz Carys Richards Pratik Pokharel Jan Petzold Josep Penuelas Julia Pelaez Avila Julia B. Pazmino Murillo Souha Ouni Jennifer Niemann Miriam Nielsen Mark New Patricia Nayna Schwerdtle Gabriela Nagle Alverio Cristina A. Mullin Joshua Mullenite Anuszka Mosurska Mike D. Morecroft Jan C. Minx Gina Maskell Abraham Marshall Nunbogu Alexandre K. Magnan 1 Shuaib Lwasa Megan Lukas-Sithole Tabea Lissner Oliver Lilford Steven F. Koller Matthew Jurjonas Elphin Tom Joe Lam T. M. Huynh Avery Hill Rebecca R. Hernandez Greeshma Hegde Tom Hawxwell Sherilee Harper Alexandra Harden Marjolijn Haasnoot Elisabeth A. Gilmore Leah Gichuki Alyssa Gatt Matthias Garschagen James D. Ford Andrew Forbes Aidan D. Farrell Carolyn A. F. Enquist Susan Elliott Emily Duncan Erin Coughlan de Perez Shaugn Coggins Tara Chen Donovan Campbell Katherine E. Browne Kathryn J. Bowen Robbert Biesbroek Indra D. Bhatt Rachel Bezner Kerr Stephanie L. Barr Emily Baker Stephanie E. Austin Ingrid Arotoma-Rojas Christa Anderson Warda Ajaz Tanvi Agrawal Thelma Zulfawu Abu 
Abstract : Assessing global progress on human adaptation to climate change is an urgent priority. Although the literature on adaptation to climate change is rapidly expanding, little is known about the actual extent of implementation. We systematically screened >48,000 articles using machine learning methods and a global network of 126 researchers. Our synthesis of the resulting 1,682 articles presents a systematic and comprehensive global stocktake of implemented human adaptation to climate change. Documented adaptations were largely fragmented, local and incremental, with limited evidence of transformational adaptation and negligible evidence of risk reduction outcomes. We identify eight priorities for global adaptation research: assess the effectiveness of adaptation responses, enhance the understanding of limits to adaptation, enable individuals and civil society to adapt, include missing places, scholars and scholarship, understand private sector responses, improve methods for synthesizing different forms of evidence, assess the adaptation at different temperature thresholds, and improve the inclusion of timescale and the dynamics of responses.
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Lea Berrang-Ford, A. R. Siders, Alexandra Lesnikowski, Alexandra Paige Fischer, Max W. Callaghan, et al.. A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 2021, 11, pp.989-1000. ⟨10.1038/s41558-021-01170-y⟩. ⟨insu-03708730⟩

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