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A people-centred perspective on climate change, environmental stress, and livelihood resilience in Bangladesh

Source(s):  Springer

This article presents findings from the Gibika project, which researches livelihood resilience in seven study sites across Bangladesh. It argues for the enhancement of global policy frameworks for protecting vulnerable populations against future climate change impacts using a people-centred approach that analyses local experiences with adaptation strategies and
constraints. Future policy and adaptation planning must use lessons learned from people currently facing environmental stress and shocks.

The authors propose the following (p. 691):

  • It is necessary to include the local communities in the decision-making process.
  • A sustainable adaptation plan to climate change must include local knowledge.
  • It is crucial to involve people at an early stage in adaptation planning.

Sustainability Science, Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2016, pp. 679-694. This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.



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  • A people-centred perspective on climate change, environmental stress, and livelihood resilience in Bangladesh
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Ayeb-Karlsson, S.; van der Geest, K.; Ahmed, I.; Huq, S.; Warner, K.
  • Number of pages 16 p.

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