Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 13, 2012
Publication Date: June 8, 2012
Citation: Follett, R.F. 2012. Beyond Mitigation: Adaptation of agricultural strategies to overcome projected climate change. New York, NY: Elsevier Inc. p. 693-718. Interpretive Summary: Global climate change will impose several human, economic, and environmental costs that are country or region specific. The approach of an asset portfolio is proposed to allow ‘adaptation resources’ to be considered for a range of scales depending upon need. These resources can be adapted and modified to address anticipated climate change conditions for each region or country. Asset portfolio items important to adaptation include: land, water, energy, infrastructure, genetic resources, research and technology capacity, information technology, human resources, political institutions, and access to markets and trade. Successful adaptation to Global Climate Change may require recognition of all of these assets.