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Community-based adaptation (CBA): adding conceptual clarity to the approach, and establishing its principles and challenges

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Kirkby, P and Williams, C and Huq, S, Community-based adaptation (CBA): adding conceptual clarity to the approach, and establishing its principles and challenges, Climate and Development pp. 1-13. ISSN 1756-5529 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/17565529.2017.1372265

Abstract

Community-based adaptation (CBA) is an approach to strengthening the adaptive capacity of local communities vulnerable to climate change. The CBA approach increasingly features in discussions among policy makers, planners, advocates, and researchers, and has been endorsed and adopted by numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations. However, to date the CBA approach has lacked conceptual clarity, and the term is interpreted and deployed in various and often contradictory ways. This paper seeks to address this deficit by explaining the rationale put forth for CBA by its proponents, outlining its guiding principles, and theorizing some of its key challenges, which often point to opportunities for the approach to evolve.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:community-based adaptation, adaptation, least developed countries, participation, climate policy
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Environment Policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Kirkby, P (Mr Patrick Kirkby)
ID Code:126721
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-06-21
Last Modified:2018-08-14
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