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What is climate change adaptation and why is it a priority at COP27?

Climate change adaptation is increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme weather - something we must adapt to. Image: Unsplash/Jonathan Ford

Eric White

Head, Tech for the Sustainable Development Goals, World Economic Forum

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What climate change adaptation could look like. Image: IPCC

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While investment in climate change adaptation is rising, less than 2% comes from private finance.
While investment in climate change adaptation is rising, less than 2% comes from private finance. Image: World Economic Forum/World Resources Institute
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