This paper argues that when analysing limits to adaptation we need to go beyond biological, economic or technological factors. It recommends giving more attention to the role of ethics, knowledge, risk and culture in societies, as these also define limits to adaptation.
This is an important outcome of the Swedish Commission on Climate Change and Development. It makes recommendations for and beyond the UN Climate Change Negotiations (COP15) including the need to make social protection a standard feature when building adaptive capacity of the most vulnerable households and individuals. Click on link above to download.