All articles for the topic: Sociological terms

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Promoting Local Adaptive Capacity: Experiences from Africa and Asia

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Uncertainty is increasingly proving to be a key feature of people’s lives. For people living in developing countries, climate change is adding to an already complex system...

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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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What is Social Learning?

'Social' learning is thought to occur through the sharing of knowledge between individuals, groups and organisations in society through interactions, particularly in novel environments and...

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Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Enhancing ecosystem services to support climate adaptation.

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Resilience

In seeking to situate the vulnerability of local communities in Lesotho within the wider framing of dynamic vulnerability and adaptive management theory, we have conducted an analysis of local...

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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space.

Norms can be...

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Lessons learned from Bolivia NCAP Project

Building Adaptive Capacity Implement a positive approach. A positive approach entails focusing mainly on the capacities rather than on the vulnerabilities and problems. The existing capacities can be...
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Colombia NCAP Project

This article summarizes the first phase of the Netherlands Climate Change Studies Assistant Programme (NCCSAP) that assessed the vulnerability of the Colombian coastal areas to potential SLR.

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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ACCCA Afram Plains

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The broad purpose of this project is to design and implement successful and sustainable climate change adaptation strategies that address food...

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