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Adaptation to climate change: the right information can help the poor to cope (DFID Key Sheet no. 7)

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This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.This key sheet focuses on information needs in planning for and reducing risks to current climate and future climate change. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:Current use of information in reducing the poor’s vulnerability to climate changeChallenges in making information of practical valueUsing information to inform responses to climate changeActions to improve the generation and use of information.Lastly, this key sheet advises on the way forward to make more effective use of information in adaptation to climate variability and change. [adapted from author]