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213. The Need for Climate Change Adaptation Measures

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On January 14, 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) published the Adaptation Gap Report 2020, providing updates on the progress of climate change adaptation measures and the actions required. As climate change progresses, there is an increasing need for countries to take climate change adaptation measures as well as climate change mitigation measures. By taking adaptation measures, it is possible to avoid a serious crisis in the future, and the benefits are said to exceed the cost of implementing adaptation measures.

In order to maintain global food and nutrition security under future climate change, it is important to develop a resilient agricultural system that can withstand abnormal weather and temperature changes. JIRCAS is developing natural resource management technology to contribute to the construction of a sustainable agricultural system, and the development of breeding technology and crops that can be adapted to adverse environments in developing countries.


United Nations Environment Programme (2021). Adaptation Gap Report 2020. Nairobi. https://www.unep.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)