DFID Research are developing a programme of adaptation research for Asia and Latin America, following the African programme which has been in operation since 2006. CRD has also contributed £2m to a separate China Adaptation Research programme which will be co-managed by DFID-China and the Chinese National Development Planning Commission. It is important that the China project is linked closely to the wider Asia project – it could provide valuable lessons not only to other parts of China but in due course to other parts of Asia.
Many of the issues in Keeley's report related to adaptation are already being taken up by the China Adaptation Research programme. Some of the other issues related to the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Programme will be taken up through ESPA design and are likely to have a China component – though ESPA is not concerned only with climate change.