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Global drivers including climate change are creating unprecedented challenges for decision-makers in communities, governments and industry who are responsible for planning for an uncertain future. Adaptation Pathways is a powerful metaphor and analytical approach that can help decision makers identify, explore and sequence possible adaptation decisions and actions over time.

Through our Enabling Adaptation Pathways initiative, we are developing, in partnership with stakeholders, numerous tools and processes to help people plan for the future. These tools have been specifically designed to support decision makers and researchers to diagnose adaptation problems and explore the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of a range of adaptation initiatives.

Recent applications of our approach