Global-Climate-Change-Adaptation is the ability to help cope with extreme weather events, water availability, the security of food supply, and sea-level encroachment in certain areas.
The changing climate will require adaptation actions to ensure the safety of populations, the security of assets, including ecosystems and their services globally.
Some Global-Climate-Change-Adaptation actions are, to use low or zero-emission power generation such as renewables, to change food systems (ex:diet changes) with moving away from land-intensive animal products, and the use of electric-powered transport.
More actions such as developing green infrastructures as with the building of green roofs ( a roof of a building which is partially or entirely covered with vegetation), also improving energy efficiency by smart urban planning, which will change the layout of many cities, and farmers developing crop varieties that have greater drought tolerance and also raising heat tolerant livestock.
Global-Climate-Change-Adaptation actions like using flood barriers, construction of levees, and flood walls, and even changing entire coastlines to minimize rising sea level risks will be needed. Though, some concerns are that hardening the shoreline with structures could cause more problems than be useful. In certain areas moving people and infrastructures because of rising sea levels and erosion will be necessary.
Restoration coastal projects can preserve and restore land to its original undeveloped state such as wetlands, dunes, sea grass beds,and oyster reefs. They can also help in buffering against storm surges, getting rid of carbon and pollutants, protecting coastal homes and businesses, and creating a natural habitat for fish species. Coastal restoration projects can also help in restoring tourism and the culture of coastal communities.
Making buildings more resilient to storms, flooding and fire is another Global-Climate-Change-Adaptation action that can be taken. According to Environment Global Facility (Gef), climate change will affect all countries, but some will feel the impacts more than others. To address the needs of the poor and vulnerable, adaptation measures will urgently have to be taken and any development gains that were made will have to be safeguarded.
For Global-Climate-Change-Adaptation, resilience steps needs to have the cooperation of governments, local state and federal agencies, the private sector, and organizations, to promote adaptation. Adequate information on risks and vulnerabilities, identifying needs and adaptation options to reduce risks and to build capacity, and also ensuring the resilience of built environment systems, are resilience steps that are required.
Protecting our essential infrastructure systems such as our water, energy supply and transportation etc:, will need planning and assurance that these systems are resistant to hazards and quickly resilient when disruptions occur.
Healthy systems which are resilient means they are able to withstand disruptions, shocks, stressors, and are significant in gaining environmental benefits with also serving as a base for economic and human development.
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