Role of policy and institutions in local adaptation to climate change: case studies on responses to too much and too little water in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
The study includes the following research findings.
- Markets and government policy have a greater impact on enhancing the adaptive capacity of communities than climate change awareness.
- A proper strategy to translate sectoral policies into planning will facilitate the development initiatives to address local adaptation needs.
- Structural disaster mitigation measures supported by non-structural measures, with the support and participation of local communities, enhance quick response and improve people’s adaptive capacity.
- capture demands and ensure service delivery
- engage public participation and support community level responses
- develop effective institutional arrangements
- build capacity at various levels
- disseminate climate information to service delivering institutions.