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作者 Kronik, Jakob
書名 Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
出版項 Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2010
國際標準書號 9780821383810 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (175 pages)
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系列 Directions in Development
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附註 Intro -- Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Indigenous Peoples of LAC -- Climate Change and Climatic Variability in LAC -- Determinants of Vulnerability -- Approach and Outline of Study -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2: Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon -- Threats and Perceptions of Climate Change -- Effects of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples' Livelihoods -- Transforming Structures and Processes -- Institutional Framework -- Adaptation and Survival Strategies -- Summary -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3: Indigenous Peoples of the Andes -- Threats from Climate Change -- Andean Region-Bolivia's Northern Altiplano -- Sub-Andean Region-Bolivia's Northern Yungas -- Summary -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4: Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean and Central America -- Abrupt Effects of Extreme Events -- Effects of Slow-Onset Climate Change Processes -- Indirect Social Impacts from Climate Change -- Summary -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Across the Region -- Threats -- Impacts -- Potential Effects -- Adaptation -- Indigenous Peoples, Mitigation of Climate Change, and Protection of Biodiversity -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6: Conclusions and Recommendations -- Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean -- Culture, Livelihood, Institutions, and Knowledge -- Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples -- Climate-Change Adaptation in an Indigenous Context -- Climate-Change Mitigation in an Indigenous Context -- Operational Recommendations -- Needs for Further Research -- Notes -- References -- Appendix A: Climate Change and Climatic Variability in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Images of Present Change -- Images of the Future -- Aspects of Observed Climate -- Global Climate Change Issues
Projections of Regional Climate Change -- Further Research -- Notes -- References -- Appendix B: Field Work Methodology -- Notes -- Reference -- Index -- Back cover
This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. Across the region, indigenous people already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Many indigenous communities find it difficult to adapt in a culturally sustainable manner. In fact, indigenous peoples often blame themselves for the changes they observe in nature, despite their limited emission of green house gasses. Not only is the viability of their livelihoods threatened, resulting in food insecurity and poor health, but also their cultural integrity is being challenged, eroding the confidence in solutions provided by traditional institutions and authorities. The book is based on field research among indigenous communities in three major eco-geographical regions: the Amazon; the Andes and Sub-Andes; and the Caribbean and Mesoamerica. It finds major inter-regional differences in the impacts observed between areas prone to rapid- and slow-onset natural hazards. In Mesoamerican and the Caribbean, increasingly severe storms and hurricanes damage infrastructure and property, and even cause loss of land, reducing access to livelihood resources. In the Columbian Amazon, changes in precipitation and seasonality have direct immediate effects on livelihoods and health, as crops often fail and the reproduction of fish stock is threatened by changes in the river ebb and flow. In the Andean region, water scarcity for crops and livestock, erosion of ecosystems and changes in biodiversity threatens food security, both within indigenous villages and among populations who depend on indigenous agriculture, causing widespread migration to already crowded urban areas. The study aims to increase understanding on the
complexity of how indigenous communities are impacted by climate change and the options for improving their resilience and adaptability to these phenomena. The goal is to improve indigenous peoples' rights and opportunities in climate change adaptation, and guide efforts to design effective and sustainable adaptation initiatives
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Kronik, Jakob Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2010 9780821382370
主題 Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Latin America.;Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Caribbean Area.;Human beings -- Climatic factors -- Latin America.;Human beings -- Climatic factors -- Caribbean Area.;Climatic changes -- Latin America.;Climatic changes -- Caribbean Area.;Latin America -- Environmental conditions
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