Framework Document on Water and Climate Change Adaptation For Leaders and Policy-makers in the Asia-Pacific Region

This framework is the result of inter-disciplinary and multi sectoral work by a regional steering group, composed of climate scientists, adaptation experts, government officials, civil society leaders, and development experts from the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency. 

The purpose of this framework document is to make these good policies and best practices available to our leaders and policy-makers.  It argues the case that effective adaptation and mitigation must be based upon five principles which should be applied in a concerted manner and not with a silo approach. We have to progress simultaneously in the following five areas: useable knowledge, no regret investments, resilience, mitigation and adaptation, and financing.  

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