All articles for the topic: Social vulnerability

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Heat Stress, Vulnerability and health impacts

This working paper from ASSAR examines vulnerability of rural communities to heat stress in the semi-arid villages in Maharashtra state in India. 

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Advancing resilience in cities, towns and villages through knowledge

This blog discusses a new UNFCCC report (February, 2018) that shares key findings on climate change adaptation in human settlements.

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Key reports for the CC&E Network 2017-2018

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Gendered Adaptation to Drought in El Sauce, Nicaragua

A gendered culture in Nicaragua has led to a differentiated capacity to respond to drought, men being able to adapt and women experiencing a downward spiral in capacity and increasing vulnerability.

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Climate change and inequality in Papua New Guinea and Tonga

A comparative study of Papua New Guinea and Tonga that captures the relationship between climate change vulnerability, social inequality, and globalization.

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Climate change, migration and displacement

Climate change, migration and displacement

This report presents an overview of the current evidence base on the complex relationships between climate change and human mobility. 

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Urban Community Resilience Assessment (UCRA)

Identifying differentiated needs for resilience planning in urban poor communities

This webinar looked at key results from the application of the Urban Community Resilience Assessment tool and discuss how it can better capture differentiated needs to inform resilience planning.

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Is adaptation reducing vulnerability or redistributing it?

Building on earlier work in maladaptation, this article explores the extent to which concerns about vulnerability redistribution have influenced different realms of adaptation practice.

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Experiential Learning: Vulnerability Walk

The Vulnerability Walk is a serious game that helps explore the different vulnerabilities that exist within a community and reflects on how adaptation efforts can effectively address these.

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Making Mobility Work for Adaptation to Environmental Challenges: Results from MECLEP global research

This comparative report of six countries empirically tests how migration can benefit or undermine adaptation to environmental and climate change, based on MECLEP research.

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The R4 Resilience Initiative in Senegal

This article explains the integrated, multi-faceted approach of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative; a ground-breaking approach for improving food security in the poorest communities.

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Adaptation of Women to Climate Variability in Cameroon

In this paper, we examine the vulnerability and adaptability of women along the southern slopes of the Rumpi Hills forest, Ndian Division of Cameroon.

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Increasing people’s resilience through social protection

This paper highlights how social protection programmes and systems can contribute to building the capacity of vulnerable people who are exposed to climate shocks and disasters.

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A woman tosses fish out to dry on Ngapali Beach, on the Bay of Bengal, in western Myanmar. © Jean-Marle Hullot / flickr

Gender, development and sustainability

SEI’s work on gender aims to narrow the gap between knowledge and policy and practice. This article presents key insights from this work up to 2014, as well as key activities.
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Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

The Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects.

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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.

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The ASSAR Spotlight

The ASSAR Spotlight - July 2016 Edition

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Flood vulnerability and risk in the Bénin Niger River valley

In recent decades, flood disaster is threatening human security in West Africa, particularly in the Niger River basin.The study addresses flood vulnerability and risk in the Bénin Niger River Valley

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Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

Community Capacity: Enabling Local Leaders

This interactive, web-based case study explores strategies for building community capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change in small island developing states in the Caribbean.

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Ghana National Climate Change Policy Action Programme

Ghana’s National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) put's into place robust measures needed to address most, if not all, of the challenges posed by climate change and climate vulnerability.

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10 things to know: Gender equality and achieving climate goals

This report looks at the implications for the achievement of climate goals, using three case studies conducted in Peru, Kenya and India.

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 A coffee farmer near La Celia, in Colombia’s Eje Cafetero, rakes coffee beans laid out to dry. © Aaron Atteridge

The Indirect Effects of Adaptation

This paper examines the possibility that measures taken to bolster livelihoods and adapt to climate change in one place could increase vulnerability elsewhere. 

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Population, Fertility and Family Planning

Linking Population, Fertility and Family Planning with adaptation to Climate Change: Views From Ethiopia

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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives

This policy brief describes a ‘co-exploration’ approach to identifying climate change adaptation needs in Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique.

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