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To inform adaptation efforts and plans for global adaptation financing, the Adaptation Program interacts with a range of institutes in developing countries to develop a suite of adaptation solutions. Building upon a wide spectrum of on-going efforts, the GNCS hopes to achieve the following goals through our relationships with Developing Country Institutes (DCIs) and the development of strategies for adaptation:
• Advance practical, science-based methodologies for assessing adaptation options to address current and future climate risks;
• Identify critical technologies, practices and institutional arrangements required for the practice of adaptation;
• Create a basis for comparing and assessing costs of adaptation efforts;
• Improve capacity of research institutes and non-governmental organizations in developing countries to contribute to adaptation planning and practice.
The process of formulating the adaptation solutions is interactive, iterative, relevant, and expert knowledge-based. DCIs interact with Adaptation Board members, who offer expertise in a broad range of sectoral, geographic, and scientific areas. They also access knowledge from other global experts in areas relevant to particular aspects of adaptation strategies, based on expressed DCI need. DCIs follow a common broad methodology for development of suites of adaptation solutions and receive support and consultation through interactions with Board members, other global experts, and other DCIs. This will lead to a systematic presentation and comparison of adaptation solutions, while still remaining flexible and nuanced enough to respond to complex local realities.