Overcoming the barriers: Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in developing countries
Until recently, developing country governments, donors, and non-governmental organizations seldom considered the risks and uncertainties associated with climate change in their development planning. Research findings and policy recommendations on the effects of climate change were only considered relevant to the environment sector. There is now greater acknowledgement among the development community that climate change is a serious risk to development. Integrating climate change adaptation into development planning and programmes- a process known as mainstreaming is therefore imperative.