Welcome to the Global Adaptation Atlas

The Adaptation Atlas is a dynamic mapping tool, developed by Resources for the Future, in collaboration with a diverse network of partners.

As adaptation is both a global and a local problem affecting populations and ecosystems around the world, it is natural that responses will be sector-, site-, and population-specific. Success depends on site-specific attention and effective large-scale real-time coordination of impacts and actions. Without this, we run the risk of investing in adaptation measures that could undercut one another.

To address the unique challenges of collecting, managing and evaluating the information needed for successful adaptation, we created the Global Adaptation Atlas. The Atlas brings together diverse sets of data on the human impacts of climate change and adaptation activities across the themes of food, water, land, health and livelihood to help researchers, policymakers, planners and citizens to establish priorities for action on adaptation.

If this is your first time on our site, please view our tutorial on how to use the application. Alternatively, use our Map Wizard to guide you through our map explorer. You can also browse our entire collection of data in our data explorer.

Sign up for a My Atlas account today— and start receiving updates on newly added impact data and activities. Check out other features that a My Atlas account offers here.

To learn more about the initiative and our team, visit the About Us section.

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