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How is community-based adaptation 'scaled up' in environmental risk assessment? Lessons from ecosystem-based adaptation

Forsyth, Tim (2014) How is community-based adaptation 'scaled up' in environmental risk assessment? Lessons from ecosystem-based adaptation. In: Schipper, E. Lisa F., Ayers, Jessica, Reid, Hannah, Huq, Saleemul and Rahman, Atiq, (eds.) Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change. Taylor and Francis, pp. 88-102. ISBN 9780415623698

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Identification Number: 10.4324/9780203105061

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Routledge
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59269

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