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Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change eBook

Edited By Jonathan Ensor,Rachel Berger,Saleemul Huq
ISBN: 9781780447919
The findings in Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change reflect on experiences of CBA in practice, building on current academic research to frame lessons for adaptation planning in developing countries

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  • Synopsis
    As climate becomes less predictable and extreme weather events become more frequent, there is an urgent need for support that will help communities to prepare and adapt to changing conditions. This support is needed at the local level as well as the national, and must be framed by appropriate policy that secures real benefits for those most at risk. 'Community-based adaptation' (CBA) has been extensively piloted by the NGO community to analyse and understand the impacts of climate change. It is vital that development practice on the ground, as well as the knowledge and capacity of those most affected, keeps pace with lessons that have emerged from more than a decade of action and research. This book's findings reflect on experiences of CBA in practice to frame lessons for adaptation planning in developing countries and deepen understanding of CBA among researchers, students and practitioners with an interest in climate change adaptation.
  • Table of Contents
    1 Progress in adaptation
    2 Power and politics in the governance of CBA
    3 A natural focus for CBA
    4 Rural livelihood diversification and adaptation to climate change
    CASE STUDIES
    5 Assessing local adaptive capacity to climate change
    6 The role of policies and institutions in adaptation planning
    7 Economic analysis of a CBA project
    8 Growing rooibos and a stronger community
    9 Strengthening the food for assets approach to CBA
    10 Indigenous knowledge and experience in adapting drought
    11 Emerging lessons for CBA
  • Endorsements
    ‘A fascinating and clear explanation of the objectives and challenges of community-based adaptation.’
    Tim Forsyth, London School of Economics and Political Science

    ‘This timely publication with its wealth of practical experience shows how community-based adaptation can be done, the expected challenges, and crucially, how it can be scaled up. ’
    Richard Ewbank, Climate Adviser, Christian Aid

    ‘A long overdue critical analysis of community-based adaptation, linking conceptual challenges with vibrant examples from practice.’
    Thomas Tanner, Overseas Development Institute, UK

    ‘This book points the way to how to use adaptation in a pro-active and progressive manner. This is important research.’
    Neil Adger, University of Exeter

    ‘This book brings together the key strands of research, policy development, and project implementation, and provides a valuable resource for people seeking to understand and support CBA around the world.’
    David Dodman, Senior Researcher, Human Settlements and Climate Change, International Institute for Environment and Development
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    Editor Jonathan Ensor,Rachel Berger,Saleemul Huq
    Number of Pages 216
    Format eBook
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