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000030108 041__ $$aEnglish
000030108 100__ $$aGerlitz, J.-Y.
000030108 100__ $$aBanerjee, S.
000030108 100__ $$aBrooks, N.
000030108 100__ $$aHunzai, K.
000030108 100__ $$aMacchi, M.
000030108 245__ $$aAn Approach to Measure Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
000030108 260__ $$c2014
000030108 260__ $$bSpringer
000030108 300__ $$a1-22
000030108 507__ $$aJean-Yves Gerlitz, Soumyadeep Banerjee, ICIMOD staff, Book chapters, HICAP, hicapproject
000030108 500__ $$aThis publication is the result of research conducted as a part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP).
000030108 520__ $$aIn recent years the population of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH) has been confronted with rapid social, economic, demographic, and political changes. In addition, the region is particularly vulnerable to climate change. However, there is a scarcity of cohesive information on the state of the environment and on the socioeconomic situation of the approximately 210 million people who reside in the HKH. Specifically, data on livelihood vulnerability and responsive behavior is lacking. To address this gap the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has developed the Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity Assessment (VACA), a research tool to explore livelihood vulnerability to environmental and socioeconomic change as well as adaptive capacity in the mountain context. As part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP), ICIMOD has carried out a representative quantitative survey that interviewed about 6,100 households in three sub-basins in the HKH region: the Upper Indus sub-basin in Pakistan, the Eastern Brahmaputra sub-basin in India, and the Koshi sub-basin in Nepal. The chapter discusses the operationalization of vulnerability in the VACA questionnaires, the research design of the VACA survey, and first findings for the three sub-basins.
000030108 773__ $$pHandbook of Climate Change Adaptation by Filho, W. L. (editor)
000030108 8564_ $$uhttp://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-642-40455-9_99-1$$yExternal link
000030108 980__ $$aARTICLE