Capacity.org Issue 45 on adapting to climate change published
Agricultural smallholders and pastoralists whose livelihoods depend on natural resource bases
that are already severely stressed and degraded are among the groups most affected by the
unpredictable impacts of climate change. Drawing on experience in Asia and Africa, the June 2012
Capacity.org journal provides some insights for practitioners on how to effectively meet
the needs of the most vulnerable communities. The contributions aim to shed light on two broad
1. Adaptation to what? The global effects of climate change may be clear in terms of increase in temperature and rising sea levels but the local effects are far less predictable to the extent that some regions may even benefit from the consequences of climate change. What are some reliable sources for communities find out the types of changes they can expect?
2. Which factors determine a community’s adaptation capacity how can actors including local governments and NGOs intervene to enhance the resilience of local communities to the effects of climate change?
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