Adapting to Climate Change in China

The Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) project brings together Chinese policy makers, research and policy institutions, as well as international organisations and experts, to develop practical approaches to climate change adaptation policy planning. 

ACCC phase I (2009-2013) was designed as a "research-into-use" project, and focused on developing evidence-based climate change adaptation policy in China, at both the national and provincial levels.

ACCC phase II (2014-2017) is now building on this work and aims to mainstream climate change adaptation into development policies at national and provincial levels; to support the formulation and implementation of integrated Provincial Adaptation Plans (PAPs) across priority work sector; and share these experiences and lessons with other developing countries.

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ACCC: Policy-ready projections

This ACCC report looks at how climate models and climate model outputs can be made more useful to planners.

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ACCC: User-friendly climate science

This report looks at communicating data for decision-making in China.

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ACCC: Agriculture

This report looks at the past and future impacts of climate change in agriculture in China and the resulting implications for adaptation planning.

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ACCC: Health

This research on climate change and health conducted in Guangdong province indicates that extreme climate events increase the risk of mortality and infectious diseases.

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ACCC: Water

This Adapting to Climate Change in China research policy project shows how the latest climate modelling can be linked with impact assessment and decision-making across the water sector.

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