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Universal metrics for adaptation

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Our saved wealth and saved health concept featured in seminal edited volume on adaptation metrics..

Perspectives' work on adaptation metrics features in a publication by the UNEP DTU partnership that brings together leading thinkers on how to measure the outcome of adaptation projects. In their chapter "Development of universal metrics for adaptation effectiveness", Axel Michaelowa and Martin Stadelmann (South Pole) describe the approach to compare proposed adaptation activities through assessment of the economic assets protected from climate change impacts as well as the avoided deaths, injuries and illnesses. The publication "Adaptation metrics: perspectives on measuring, aggregating and comparing adaptation results" features 11 chapters discussing various approaches for assessing adaptation outcomes.