Climate change adaptation
Adapting to change
Rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable climate patterns are threatening biodiversity and livelihoods around the globe. Climate change has the potential to destabilize both economies and societies, compounding other environmental challenges and undermining sustainable development efforts.
Use the menu on the left to learn more about climate-smart conservation and WWF's work on climate change adaptation around the world.
As a result of our past, present and expected future emissions of CO2, we are committed to climate change, and effects will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 stop.
Why the urgency?
What is new are unprecedented climate conditions, faster change, greater uncertainty, and our need for new knowledge and methods to manage climate-related risks.
Click on the logo to visit ClimatePrep.org, a WWF blog aiming to define climate change adaptation through illustrations of on-the-ground adaptation projects, explorations of adaptation concepts, and sharing lessons learned from work around the world.