As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues for tailored support at the local level to enable vulnerable people to identify and implement appropriate community-based responses to climate change themselves.
Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it up explores the challenges for meeting the scale of the adaptation challenge through CBA. It asks the fundamental questions: How can we draw replicable lessons to move from place-based projects towards more programmatic adaptation planning? How does CBA fit with larger scale adaptation policy and programmes? How are CBA interventions situated within the institutions that enable or undermine adaptive capacity?
Combining the research and experience of prominent adaptation and development theorists and practitioners, this book presents cutting edge knowledge that moves the debate on CBA forward towards effective, appropriate, and `scaled-up' adaptive action.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm
'As brought out clearly by the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the IPCC and the recently completed Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation, the impacts of climate change will require adaptation as a response to the challenge of climate change. This book highlights the importance of community based adaptation measures provides a wealth of knowledge, such that society across the globe can deal with the impacts of climate change to the extent possible through appropriate adaptation measures rooted in the capacity and strengths of local communities.' - Dr Rajendra K Pachauri, Chair of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
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