Submitted by Andrew Maclean | published 31st Mar 2011 | last updated 31st Mar 2011

Robust decision-making tool for CCA in rural livelihoods.

1 What is the climate context?

What current climate hazards and emerging trends affect the area?

What are the impacts of these?

What are the likely impacts of climate change in the area over the short-, medium- and longer- term?

What is uncertain? What strategies are employed to protect against climate hazards or change in response?

2 What is the local context?

Are livelihoods climate-sensitive, and in what ways?

Whose livelihoods are most vulnerable to climate change? What are the climate- and non-climate-related factors?

What are the available livelihood opportunities, and what are the limiting factors?

What resources are available? Who has access? How are they managed?

What information is available? How is it communicated? How is it used?

How is risk reduced and managed?

3 What interventions and policies are feasible and appropriate to address 1 and 2?

What interventions and policies would reduce risk from and enable adaptation to address current hazards, variability, and emerging trends?

What interventions and policies would manage risk and uncertainty? What interventions and policies would build adaptive capacity?

4 Which of these, or which combination of these, are most robust, given 1 and 2?

Considering the level and types of likely changes and uncertainty, which of the options are preferable?

Considering the local context, which options are needed to build adaptive capacity?

 

Source: C. Pettengell (2010) Enabling People to Live in Poverty to Adapt. Oxfam GB Research Report.