Adapting development to a changing climate
Community-based adaptation is a new concept whose meaning is still to be fully understood. Most agree that communities should be supported to respond to the challenges they face, and some see this as the goal of community-based adaptation. By contrast, Uncertain Futures proposes that community-based adaptation must also address inevitable future uncertainty by supporting the ongoing ability to change. In this view, attention is focused on adaptive capacity, through which communities are able to make changes to their lives and livelihoods in response to emerging environmental change. Uncertain Futures argues that as greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate, a ‘business as usual’ approach to development practice is increasingly inadequate and the importance of securing adaptive capacity becomes more urgent. Uncertain Futures examines this challenge, and invites readers to rethink development policy and practice in terms of how adaptive capacity can be best supported. This book should be read by the staff of donor agencies, policy makers, NGO practitioners, academics and students of development studies and the environment.
|Prelims (Praise for this book, Contents, Boxes, Figures, Tables, Preface, About the author)|
|1. Community-based adaptation and development practice|
|2. Understanding adaptive capacity|
|3. Unpacking adaptive capacity|
|4. Adapting development – in practice|
|5. Uncertain futures|
|Back Matter (References, Index)|
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Synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and development
Thornton, Thomas F.
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Making Community-Based Adaptation a Reality: Different Conceptualisations, Different Politics
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Meaningful Measurement for Community-Based Adaptation
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Pathways to a Sustainable Economy
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Characterising resilience: unpacking the concept for tackling climate change and development
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On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change
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Global environmental change I
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