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000014711 037__ $$a6365
000014711 041__ $$aEnglish
000014711 100__ $$aPettengell, C.
000014711 245__ $$aClimate change adaptation: Enabling people living in poverty to adapt
000014711 260__ $$c2010
000014711 260__ $$bOxfam International Research Report: http://oxfam.intelli-direct.com/e/d.dll?m=234&url=http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/policy/climate_change/downloads/rr_climate_change_adaptation_full_290410.pdf
000014711 490__ $$aReport
000014711 507__ $$aMFOLL
000014711 520__ $$aClimate change is fast pushing communities, particularly the poorest  and most marginalised, beyond their capacity to respond. Across the  world, subsistence crops are approaching the limits of their viability  as temperatures change; erratic rainfall patterns and changing seasons  are upsetting agricultural cycles and leaving many struggling to feed  their families; and rising sea levels are causing the inundation of  crops and the contamination of water supplies with salt water.
This report draws on case studies from around the world  and Oxfam’s experience working with rural communities to set out what  is needed and a range of interventions that are available, to enable  people living in poverty to adapt to climate change. theless, there  are limits to adaptation, and without rapid and significant global  mitigation, these options will be quickly lost.
Oxfam’s approach brings together experience in the  areas of livelihoods, natural resource management, and disaster risk  reduction. Uncertainty and risk can be managed using robust decision  making in order to build adaptive capacity from household to national  and global levels. Climate change forces us to draw the strands  together, not only to lift people out of poverty, but also to enable  them to manage risk and uncertainty and to shape, create, and respond to  changes throughout their lives.
This report identifies the need for a combination of  bottom-up and top-down processes in order to create the enabling  conditions needed for people living in poverty to adapt to climate  change.
000014711 653__ $$aadaptation strategies
000014711 653__ $$aclimate change
000014711 653__ $$apoverty
000014711 650__ $$aClimate change
000014711 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014711 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014711 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000014711 691__ $$aClimate change
000014711 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000014711 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000014711 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
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000014711 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/14711/files/6365.pdf
000014711 980__ $$aREPORT