Evaluation of the adaptation strategy will be a systematic and objective process to determine the effectiveness of adaptation actions. Given the complexity and long-term nature of climate change, it is essential that adaptation is designed as a continuous and flexible process, and subjected to periodic review, both in terms of the validity of the underlying scientific assumptions and the appropriateness of projects, policies and programmes. Lessons learned and good practices identified during the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing and completed projects, policies and programmes should inform future actions, creating an iterative and evolutionary adaptation process.  This means that adaptation actions will be informed by latest climate change data and projections. As a result, monitoring, and evaluation can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of adaptation efforts within Cork City Council.  Part of the monitoring will also involve documenting climate events themselves, which will inform future adaptation and mitigation policies.