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The role of community-based coastal conservation and development initiatives

Abstract Climate change impacts fall disproportionately on the world’s poorest, most marginalised communities, particularly those highly dependent on direct use of natural resources, such as...
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Adapting the community sector for climate extremes

Abstract People experiencing poverty and inequality will be affected first and worst by the impacts of climate change to infrastructure and human settlements, including those caused by increasingly...
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Adaptation, development and the community

Summary of chapter Attempts to operationalise the principles of integration between adaptation, development and the community in practice, reveal the inherent challenges in aligning these...
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Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI)

Introduction The Indo-German development project ' Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI) ' aims to enhance the adaptive capacities of vulnerable rural communities in India so...
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Community-Based Adaptation in El Salvador

This work summarizes research done on capacities and vulnerabilities of two Salvadorian campesino communities prone to annual flooding.

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Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection & Learning (PMERL)

The PMERL Manual can help measure, monitor and evaluate changes in local adaptive capacity within vulnerable communities for better decision-making on community-based adaptation.

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AdaptCap India

AdaptCap Project in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India India has a 7,500 km long, densely populated coast line, which is vulnerable to coastal floods, erosion and cyclones. The coastal states of...
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Adaptation to Climate Change

Executive Summary The Gambia, situated in West Africa, 13° 28.02' N and 16° 34.02' W, is located squarely in the river Gambia Delta, which effectively separates the country into two halves from north...
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New research and training materials on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development

Climate change does not affect everyone in the same way. Men and women are affected differently. Their responses to the impacts of climate change also differ, especially when it comes to safeguarding...
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Rural women and climate change

Despite the many fresh water resources in Mukono district, the water sources are highly contaminated and communities in this region are still affected by climate change and its impacts. The region is...
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Mountain Women Key Drivers of Change

Dr. Shalini Dhyani has written this article for Climate Himalaya Initiative’s Youth Leaders Speak Column . Shalini’s research focus is on understanding the functioning of mountain ecosystems in the...
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Nepal: Adaptation Options

Review of potential measures for reducing vulnerability in Nepal

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Nepal Understanding Trends

Impacts of rising temperature While the magnitude of change is uncertain, it is clear that the climate of Nepal will warm significantly in the coming century. The impact of this warming is expected...
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Nepal Identifying Hazards

This article describes a process used for mapping climatic hazards in Nepal.

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Nepal Conditions and Trends

Highlighting climate-related hazards in Nepal is key to intervention. Screening begins by allowing the user to reframe the problem in the context of local conditions.

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Planning Adaptation in Bangladesh

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change This work forms part of a Policy Briefing on Climate Change in Bangladesh produced by Practical Action in 2008 . Other sections of the report...
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Nepal: Adaptation

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change This work is part of a Policy Brief on Climate Change in Nepal produced by Practical Action in 2008 Climate change is currently causing...
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Sri Lanka: Policy recommendations

Summary of recommendations for Sri Lanka Policy makers from all sectors urgently need to focus attention on the implications of climate change. Support for adaptation to the impacts must start now...
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Sri Lanka: Adaptation

Adaptation: Responding to the threat of Climate Change Adaptation must focus on the needs of the people most affected by climate change impacts and aim to secure their livelihoods and reduce the most...
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What is a Community-Based Adaptation Project?

We are often asked to define and articulate what a community-based adaptation project should look like, and whilst this is often riddled with difficulty the following questions should help those that...
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Key concepts and terms in CBA

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What are the stages that a CBA project might pass through on its journey towards adaptation action and what questions should be asked at each stage?

Stages that a CBA project might pass through on its journey towards adaptation action: 1. Recognising risk: preliminary meetings with vulnerable community identified, discussing evidence of...
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Ga-Selala

See this video on the Adaptation Layer. Related Pages Fieldwork in Sekhukhune from which the video was made Adapting to multiple stresses in Sekhukhune, South Africa Adaptation in Limpopo province...
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Videos

Videos are a great way of communicating, here are some videos from our work, and good videos from other organisations such as IIED. If you'd like to link to any of your videos please feel free to add...
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