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- DescriptionAs climate becomes less predictable and extreme weather events become more frequent, there is an urgent need for support that will help communities to prepare and adapt to changing conditions. This support is needed at the local level as well as the national, and must be framed by appropriate policy that secures real benefits for those most at risk. 'Community-based adaptation' (CBA) has been extensively piloted by the NGO community to analyse and understand the impacts of climate change. It is vital that development practice on the ground, as well as the kwledge and capacity of those most affected, keeps pace with lessons that have emerged from more than a decade of action and research. This book's findings reflect on experiences of CBA in practice to frame lessons for adaptation planning in developing countries and deepen understanding of CBA among researchers, students and practitioners with an interest in climate change adaptation.
- Author BiographyJonathan Ensor is a lecturer at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York. He is author of Uncertain Futures: Adapting development to a changing climate and co-author with Rachel Berger of Understanding Climate Change Adaptation. Rachel Berger was formerly the climate change policy adviser at Practical Action and is co-author of Understanding Climate Change Adaptation. Saleemul Huq is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh and a Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- PublisherPractical Action Publishing
- Date of Publication15/01/2014
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationRugby
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPractical Action Publishing
- Weight386 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byJonathan Ensor,Rachel Berger,Saleemul Huq
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