Environment and Adaptation to Climate Change
The increasing variability of climate is having a dramatic impact on people in some of the poorest countries. Areas of change may include unpredictable rainfall patterns, increased frequency and intensity of storms, or sea level rise. Communities are being forced to change their ways of living in order to adapt: growing different crops, making better use of scarce water resources, using different production methods, or preparing for more frequent weather-related disasters. The technologies that will be useful to one community may not apply to another: adaptation to climate change must be rooted in the local context and people's knowledge culture and values, as these will determine how they can best cope with change. The few technologies described offer some relevant solutions to the challenges that communities will increasingly find themselves having to face.
Assessment of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Adaptation Options for The Coastal People of Bangladesh
The Bangladesh coastal zone is faced with a plethora of hydro-geographical constraints, coupled with unsustainable...
Titles available on climate change from Practical Action Publishing
Understanding Climate Change Adaptation
This book combines eight case studies from south Asia, Africa and Latin America with an overall framework. The analysis demonstrates that although communities’ adaptation strategies may be varied and depend on local context, social networks play a pivotal role in accessing appropriate climate knowledge and resources and communicating useful approaches to other communities.
This book proposes that community-based adaptation must also address inevitable future uncertainty by supporting the ongoing ability to change. It invites readers to rethink development policy and practice in terms of how adaptive capacity can be best supported.
Climate Change and Threatened Communities
This book presents 15 case studies and a variety of approaches to document the capacities and constraints to be encountered among communities facing changing climates in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. It explores human interactions in environments ranging from subarctic tundra to equatorial rain forest, from oceanic lagoons to inland mountains.
More People, More Trees
This book accompanies a film produced in Kenya and Burkina Faso which looks at land conservation and current challenges of soil conservation in the context of climate change.
Just One Planet
This book is for anyone who wants to get behind the scare stories to reach a well-informed and detailed understanding of climate change, and to find out what action needs to be taken, now.
Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocols Clean Development Mechanism
This book shows how the elegant creativity of science can be combined with the delightful unpredictability of politics and human behaviour. These stories come to life through a kaleidoscope of colour photographs and children's artwork.
Living with Drought
This book is about understanding and planning and implementing drought mitigation
Climate Change and Gender Justice
This book examines how gender-equality concerns should be integrated into international negotiations and agreements on climate change mitigation and adaptation to ensure that new policies do not disadvantage poor women, but rather deliver them some benefits.