Global Climate Change Adaptation Policies

  • Mohsen M. Aboulnaga
  • Amr F. Elwan
  • Mohamed R. Elsharouny


Adaptation policies are seamlessly crucial in the efforts to lessen climate change risks. This chapter consists of three parts; the first part investigates climate change adaptation (CCA) policies that were adopted in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. These CCA policies are related to urban areas, infrastructure, water resources and energy as well as green infrastructure, public health and tourism sectors. These adaption policies have a significant role in buildings’ retrofitting and cities’ upgrading. The second part identifies the mechanism of forming and prioritising CCA policies to be integrated into the climate action plans. The third part determines the challenges and barriers appeared during adaptation process; thus, it suggests the method to overcome these obstacles for better adaptation practices. The importance of this chapter stems from discussing CCA policies that are responsible for managing CC measures in a large scale, whether on a city level or a country level to avoid conflict with other measures and developing plans and facilities that can be integrated into existing policies. Nonetheless, by adopting policies only, this doesn’t seem useful; thus, discussing tools such as adaptation decision framework is vital to shove adaptation from theory phase to practice and yet learn how to overcome the obstacles it faces for successful climate change adaptation.


Global climate adaptation policies Adaptation decision framework Climate action plans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohsen M. Aboulnaga
    • 1
  • Amr F. Elwan
    • 2
  • Mohamed R. Elsharouny
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringMilitary Technical CollegeCairoEgypt
  3. 3.Architect & Out-sourced Project CoordinatorAfrican Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)CairoEgypt

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