The livelihoods of the poor people in many developing countries are disproportionately vulnerable to multiple shocks and stresses. The effects of climate change interacting with these livelihood disturbances further amplify human vulnerability. Future climate change is likely to aggravate this precarious situation.
This book offers a solid framework for analyzing the process and components of adaptation of rural livelihoods to a changing hydro-climatic environment and presents empirical evidence of livelihood adaptation at the local level.
The book creates a knowledge-base for the small island developing states (SIDS) experiencing similar socio-economic and climatic conditions. Also fills a market need by providing a conceptual framework, case studies, and reflections on lessons learned from policy responses for vulnerability reduction and adaptation to climate variability, extremes, and change.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Adaptation in climate change discourse: A conceptual framework
Chapter 3: Study design and data sources
Chapter 4: The research setting
Chapter 5: Household assets and capabilities
Chapter 6: Local people's perceptions of climate change
Chapter 7: Climate disturbances and change: Strategies for adaptation
Chapter 8: Livelihood adaptation to climate change: The role of policies and institutions
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Dr. Salim Momtaz is an Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches in the area of Sustainable Resource Management. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Geography from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained a PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of London under a Commonwealth Scholarship. Salim migrated to Australia in 1994. From 1995 to 1998 he taught Geography at Central Queensland University, Australia. He joined the University of Newcastle in 1999 where he has been teaching since. He had a stint in the US as a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He received Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship to teach and conduct research in Bangladesh. Salim's current research interests include climate change adaptation, environmental governance and social impact assessment. Salim led the team that conducted one of the first social impact assessment studies in Australia 'Independent Social Impact Assessment, RSERC, Rockhampton, 1998'. Salim published six books and many articles in international journals. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Netherlands Government Research Organization, between 2007 and 2010 and is currently on the panel of international reviewers with the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Masud Shameem School of Environmental & Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Dr. Shameem is a PhD researcher in Sustainable Resources Management at the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia