This book represents the continuation of a process to create a foundation for adaptation that has people, now and in the future, at its centre by bringing together population dynamics and data with climate response.
This book is intended to bring together the knowledge, methods and practices that emerged out of the 2010 meeting, as well as the projects and advances that have followed, to improve adaptation, particularly for those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It is intended to catalyze action in global, national and local communities around a more informed, data driven adaptation process. And it is intended to bring together disparate disciplines, from environment science to planning to social science and beyond, that have been working hard but in silos to address this vital issue. The use of spatial data growing in leaps and bounds everywhere around the world, in the public and private sectors alike—is at the core of this agenda.