Taking stock of community-based climate-change adaptation projects in the Pacific

McNamara, Karen Elizabeth (2013) Taking stock of community-based climate-change adaptation projects in the Pacific. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 54 3: 398-405. doi:10.1111/apv.12033

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Author McNamara, Karen Elizabeth
Title Taking stock of community-based climate-change adaptation projects in the Pacific
Journal name Asia Pacific Viewpoint   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-7456
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/apv.12033
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 54
Issue 3
Start page 398
End page 405
Total pages 8
Editor Ian Baird
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 3305 Geography, Planning and Development
3303 Development
Formatted abstract
A number of international donors have in recent years shown great interest in implementing community-based projects related to adaptation to climate change climate- in the Pacific. This interest has seen a flurry of activity in Pacific communities to develop and implement on-ground activities in the hope of enhancing adaptive capacity. This article draws on the results of a questionnaire completed by 31 agencies that have implemented climate-change adaptation projects in various communities throughout the Pacific region. The impetus for this research is to better understand the types of projects that have been implemented, and assess their levels of success in safeguarding communities in the face of climate change. While there has been limited overall progress made across the region to address climate change impacts at the community level, four broad-brush lessons that relate to the process of project development and implementation are drawn from this research. These lessons include the need to: provide locally and culturally appropriate community awareness and education; integrate local environmental knowledge throughout the project cycle; ensure that community ownership is involved in all project stages; and enhance sustainable livelihood resources more broadly.
Keyword Adaptation
Climate change
Climate finance
Community ownership
Local environmental knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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