Avoiding Pitfalls and Shortfalls: Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Adaptation

Avoiding Pitfalls and Shortfalls: Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Adaptation

Organizer: 
Rachel M Gregg
EcoAdapt
Time Slot: 
Luncheon Sessions Day 3
Session Type: 
Working Group
Abstract: 

Climate change is having far-reaching effects on natural and cultural resources, communities, and infrastructure, and decision makers are challenged to make informed choices to alleviate the environmental, financial, physical, and emotional costs. Because the field of adaptation has grown so quickly, decision makers often struggle with how to identify, prioritize, and evaluate the effectiveness of climate adaptation actions. Monitoring, evaluating, and sharing lessons learned about successes and failures is the adaptation field’s Achilles heel. Investing in monitoring and evaluation helps create an evidence base to support better long-term outcomes and reduced risks and investment costs. This session will explore ways to embrace monitoring and evaluation as standard adaptation practice through group discussions and exercises.