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000009398 037__ $$aREPORT--2011-179
000009398 041__ $$aEnglish
000009398 100__ $$aSterrett, C.
000009398 245__ $$aReview of climate change adaptation practices in South Asia
000009398 260__ $$c2011
000009398 260__ $$bOxfam International
000009398 260__ $$aBelgium
000009398 300__ $$a100
000009398 507__ $$aHICAP, hicapreport
000009398 511__ $$aCryspReport
000009398 520__ $$aClimate change is predicted to have severe consequences for South Asia, particularly in agriculture, which employs more than 60 per cent of the region’s labor force. Some of the predicted impacts of climate change include: increased variability in both monsoon and winter rainfall patterns; increases in average temperatures, with warmer winters; increased salinity in coastal areas; weakening ecosystems; the recession of glaciers in the Himalayas; and increased frequency and/or severity of extreme weather events (floods, cyclones, and droughts). Adaptation efforts in South Asia have so far been fragmented, lacking a strong link between national climate change strategies and plans, and existing disaster risk reduction, agricultural, and other relevant policies. This disconnect partly stems from a lack of conceptual understanding and partly from the ongoing debate as to what constitutes adaptation and what represents good and sustainable development. Focusing on five countries in the region (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), this review captures examples of good practice in climate change adaptation programming, in order to inform Oxfam’s learning, enabling it and other organizations to replicate some of these good practices in their own programs and to advocate their adequate financing and governance.
000009398 653__ $$aSouth Asia
000009398 653__ $$aGROW Research report Agriculture climate adaptation Climate change Bangladesh
000009398 653__ $$aIndia
000009398 653__ $$aNepal
000009398 653__ $$aPakistan
000009398 653__ $$aSri Lanka
000009398 653__ $$aAgriculture
000009398 650__ $$aClimate change
000009398 650__ $$aAdaptation
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