We have long since ceased to ask if we need adaptation strategies in the face of climate change; now the only question asked is how we can adapt. There is a broad consensus that, besides the ecological and geopolitical effects, climate change will also have a large and global impact on the private business sector. In this respect, private companies are both the culprits and the victims. Coping successfully with the adverse effects of climate change therefore requires an effort on the part of politicians and the private sector alike. The workshop ‘Climate Change Adaptation – a Case for Business?’ brings together thinkers, decision makers and ‘first movers’ from the fields of private enterprise, politics and research. Using case studies, they will carry out a thorough assessment of the current state of negotiation processes, as well as the opportunities and risks climate change brings for the private sector, and specific measures in the field of climate change and adaptation strategy.
GIZ Factsheet on the Business Case for Climate Change Adaptation (PDF)
Adaptation to Climate Change: New Methods, Findings and Solutions (GIZ, 2011) (PDF)
Climate Change Information for Effective Adaptation: A Practitioner’s Manual (GIZ, 2009) (PDF)
Climate Proofing for Development (GIZ, 2011) (PDF)