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Climate Adaptation: An Introduction


A video by Raghu Murtugudde, University of Maryland, titled ‘Adapt Now’. This video lecture is part of a video series titled ‘Climate Solutions: Drawdown, Designing Solution, Avoiding Disaster, Green Economy, Adaptation’ available at the Murtugudde Climate Academy channel on YouTube.This overview video microlecture can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about Climate Adaptation. This microlecture provides an introduction to climate adaptation as a climate solution. It focuses on adaptation strategies relevant to the global south. The video refers to the Adapt Now report by the Global Commission and the Paris agreement and its three dividends on adaptation:

  1. Avoided losses
  2. Economic benefits
  3. Social and Environmental Benefits

Students will learn about climate adaptation. They will also learn about adaptation and mitigation synergies and different climate adaptation strategies for the planet and the global south.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is climate adaptation?
  2. Discuss the synergies between climate adaptation and mitigation.
  3. Discuss climate adaptation strategies for the global south.
About Tool
Tool Name Adapt Now
Discipline Earth Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Adaptation, Mitigation, Extreme Weather Events 
Climate Topic Climate Mitigation and Adaptation, Climate Solutions
Type of tool Video (11 mins 35 secs) 
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Raghu Murtugudde
Hosted at YouTube 
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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