Responses to the effects of climate change will come in a variety of forms. Some adaptation will require coastal areas below 5-7 meters above sea level to move towards higher grounds. For some countries, like Bangladesh, this could cover over one-third of the country. Even if all excess greenhouse gas emissions stopped, adaptations would still be required as the current levels of CO2 in the atmosphere will already force a 2-4° C warming by 2100. Adaptation will require governments to act at all scales, from local, regional, national, to global.
National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) are a process by which Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are able to identify priority activities for action and urgent and immediate needs.
The UNFCCC reports on adaptation efforts, from technology transfer to rural development.
The database on local coping strategies has been developed for the long-term storage and communication of coping strategies and mechanisms and knowledge and experiences.