‘Flexible adaptation pathway(s)’ is a relatively loose term used to look at how building flexibility in to adaptation can help to manage the long-term and uncertain nature of climate change impacts.

The approach uses risk-based decision frameworks involving thresholds and trigger points for making systematic adjustments in response to new information and changing circumstances.  It has its roots in financial risk management. 
This brief looks at how the flexible adaptation pathways approach is being used internationally and considers how it might be used in Scotland.