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Adaptive capacity determinants in developed states

Abstract Adaptive capacity in a community context has so far mainly been studied in developing countries as well as indigenous communities in the industrialised world. This article adds to that...
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Agriculture in a Rain Scarcity Zone in a Drought Year

Tomato plots in Kumbharwadi Weather variations are being experienced more frequently and severely today, affecting the farming community the most. On the 4 th December 2010, the calibrated automated...
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Dryland vulnerability - Typical patterns and dynamics in support of vulnerability reduction efforts

Abstract: The pronounced constraints on ecosystem functioning and human livelihoods in drylands are frequently exacerbated by natural and socio-economic stresses, including weather extremes and...
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Smallholder agriculture in Northeast Brazil

Abstract: Northeast Brazil is characterised by large natural and socio-economic variance, recurrent droughts and widespread rural poverty. To capture spatial heterogeneity in this region, a...
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Transfer of adaptation strategies in global drylands: Insights from a typology of vulnerability

Spatial distribution of vulnerability patterns in global drylands. Exemplary case studies are mapped that validate cluster-specific mechanisms and provide entry points to reduce vulnerability...
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Typology of smallholder vulnerability to weather extremes

Abstract Smallholder livelihoods in the Peruvian Altiplano are frequently threatened by weather extremes, including droughts, frosts and heavy rainfall. Given the persistence of significant...
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E-VitiClimate

Introduction The EU funded Lifelong learning project E-VitiClimate aims to address the challenges that climate change poses for European wine producers. Changes in temperature and rainfall are...
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Food Security and Climate Change:Kenya

Kenya has a land area which is over 80% arid and semi-arid and only 6% arable to grow food to feed a population of about 40 million. Kenya faces both food insecurity and water deficiency. The World...
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Community Video from South Africa

This community-based video shows the complex combination of stresses that communities are facing, which must also be supported when addressing adaptation to climate change. Even though water stress...
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Ecosystems, Climate Change, Vulnerability and Economics connect

This article is adapted from a posting on "Ecologic" - WOTR, News and Views , May 2012. Life on earth is made up of a huge diversity of species, relationships and processes. Nature functions through...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Background

This report is part of the baseline assessment conducted under the “Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation (COBAM)” project. This project aims at...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Dynamic Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a dynamic process, changing on a variety of inter-linked temporal and spatial scales. On the one hand, It is bounded by processes of change that can be slow or abrupt and unexpected...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Synthesis of Key Insights

The baseline assessment shed light on the current vulnerability of villages in the project site, which is essential for the evaluation of future vulnerability and possible adaptation strategies that...
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Social vulnerability in California

The Pacific Institute has published a study that investigates social vulnerability by groups to climate change impacts, and combines this information with projected climatic exposure, hoping to...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- System of Analysis

4.1 The Broader System The system of analysis is located in the Tri-National de la Sangha (TNS) landscape, which consists of three national parks: Lobéké (Cameroon), Nouabalé-Ndoki (ROC) and Dzanga-...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Multiple Threats

Threats are potentially damaging influences or disturbances on the system of analysis. A system can be potentially affected by several threats of different nature at the same time, including social...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Temporal Reference

The time period considered for the current vulnerability analysis covers at least three decades. In several occasions, local perceptions were captured during focus group discussions or through...
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Cameroon TNS Baseline- Framing Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity

Scholars from different knowledge domains and diverse communities of practice conceptualize vulnerability in very different ways. This is mainly because the term can be related to concepts and...
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Interpretations of vulnerability

Why different interpretations of vulnerability matter

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The Political Dimension of Vulnerability

Abstract As the availability of adaptation finance for developing countries increases, so does the need for a transparent way of prioritising countries for the allocation of money. It is intuitive...
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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning for Mangrove Systems

(Originally published at ClimatePrep.org , April 2012) Along the west coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, the communities of Tikina Wai have lived near mangrove forests for many generations...
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Developing quantitative indices for Nepal

In the next steps quantitative indicators of vulnerability are developed by linking to the qualitative concerns revealed in the exposure matrix. As shown in Table 2 the aim is to link the indicators...
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Tools and Methods for vulnerability

It is important to distinguish between tools aimed at climate impact assessments, for example crop models or water planning models , and methods designed specifically to collect local level...
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