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Adaptation to climate change

There are two main policy responses to climate change: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation addresses the root causes by reducing emissions, while adaptation seeks to lower the risks posed by the consequences of climatic changes.

Both approaches are necessary. Even if emissions are dramatically decreased, adaptation will still be needed to deal with the changes already set in motion.

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For applicants

Funding is available for entities registered in the beneficiary countries having this programme. These may include local governments, urban planners and research and educational institutes.

For partners

The Norwegian Environment Agency, the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate are all donor programme partners in this area. They can assist Norwegian organisations who wish to get involved.

Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are encouraged.

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