Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation measures is also essential in order to make sure that the interventions are effective, cost-efficient, achieve the desired results and are sustainable. Adaptation planning is not a one-off activity and as more information about climate change scenarios and impacts becomes available, plans may need to change.
Monitoring should be planned before implementation:
- What questions do you want to answer?
- What data will be used to answer those questions?
- Who will collect the data and when?
- Who will analyze the data and report the results?