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Idil Boran Calls for "Adaptation Now" in an Opinion Piece About the IPCC Report on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Idil Boran Calls for "Adaptation Now" in an Opinion Piece About the IPCC Report on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Idil Boran Calls for "Adaptation Now" in an Opinion Piece About the IPCC Report on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Dahdaleh Institute faculty member Idil Boran and Steffen Bauer co-authored an opinion article in the Current Column of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). “Adaptation now! It’s time to shift gears towards a balanced and equitable climate policy” comments on the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, released on February 28, 2022.  

Source: IPCC Climate Change 2022, Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability. Summary for Policymakers. https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/resources/credits

Boran and Bauer highlight key takeaways from the landmark IPCC report and discuss the work ahead for COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to take place in November 2022. Summarizing key messages in the report, they write, “Adaptation, as well as losses and damages from climate change, must no longer be pushed back relative to mitigation action. Adaptation solutions must be acknowledged as strategic priorities.”

The IPCC report puts distinctive emphasis on mutually compounding, cascading health risks. It acknowledges more strongly than previous reports that the impacts of the climate crisis on human health and society are an issue of justice. It also emphasizes the need for a systems approach and systemic transition, the importance of strengthening adaptation finance, and the need to include Indigenous and local knowledge in adaptation action. 

The opinion piece is published in English and German.

Read the English version.

Read the German version.

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