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作者 Verner, Dorte
書名 Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate : Social Implications of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
出版項 Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9780821383780 (electronic bk.)
9780821382387
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (391 pages)
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系列 Directions in Development
Directions in Development
附註 Intro -- Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Assumptions and Analytical Framework Used in the Book -- Outline of the Book -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2: Water Scarcity, Climate Change, and the Poor -- Current Water Scarcity -- Climate Change and Freshwater Resources -- Case Studies: Water Scarcity and Decentralized Governance -- Policy and Research Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3: Climate Change, Disaster Hot Spots, and Asset Erosion -- Natural Hazards and Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Impact of Natural Disasters on Household Assets of the Poor -- Policy Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4: Agrarian Livelihoods and Climate Change -- Rural Poverty and Production Systems -- Likely Impacts of Climate Change on Agrarian Societies -- Adaptation to Climate Change: Institutional and Policy Perspectives -- Research Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5: Coastal Livelihoods and Climate Change -- Vulnerability Context of Coastal Communities -- Likely Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Coastal Societies: Three Examples -- Adaptation to Climate Change: Institutional and Policy Perspectives -- Research Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 6: Human Health and Climate Change -- Main Effects of Climate Change on Human Health -- Impacts of Poor Health on Livelihood Assets -- Natural Disasters and Child Health -- Simulations of the Effect of Climate Change on Health -- Building Adaptive Capacity: Policy Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7: Migration and Climate Change -- Migration Patterns -- A Typology of Climate Change-Induced Migration -- Social Implications of Climate Change-Induced Migration -- Quantitative Analysis of Climate-Induced Migration in Bolivia and Mexico -- Notes
References -- Chapter 8: Conflict and Climate Change -- Links between Climate Change and Conflict -- Social Perspective on Climate Change in Conflict Analysis -- Vulnerability to Climate Change-Induced Conflict -- Policy Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9: Simulating the Effects of Climate Change on Poverty and Inequality -- Contemporary Relationships between Climate and Income in Selected Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Simulating the Effects of Projected Future Climate Change at the Municipal Level -- Summing Up -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10: Building Short-Term Coping Capacity and Longer-Term Resilience through Asset-Based Adaptation -- Social Capital and Livelihood Adaptation and Resilience -- A Social Approach to Disaster Analysis: Case Studies -- Policy Perspectives -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 11: Conclusion -- The Social Implications of Climate Change -- Adaptation: Good Governance, Social Capital, and Local Assets -- Perspectives on Future Research -- Note -- 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: Summaries of Likely Climate Change Impacts, by Country -- Mexico -- Central America -- The Caribbean -- South America -- References -- Appendix C: Methodology and Data -- Sustainable Livelihoods Framework -- Quantitative Analyses -- Notes -- References -- Index -- Back cover
Climate change is the defining development challenge of our time. More than a global environmental issue, climate change and variability threaten to reverse recent progress in poverty reduction and economic growth. Both now and over the long run, climate change and variability threatens human and social development by restricting the fulfillment of human potential and by disempowering people and communities in reducing their livelihoods options. Communities across Latin America and the Caribbean are already experiencing adverse consequences from climate change and variability. Precipitation has increased in the southeastern part of South America, and now often comes in the form of sudden deluges, leading to flooding and soil erosion that endanger people's lives and livelihoods. Southwestern parts of South America and western Central America are seeing a decrease in precipitation and an increase in droughts. Increasing heat and drought in Northeast Brazil threaten the livelihoods of already-marginal smallholders, and may turn parts of the eastern Amazon rainforest into savannah. The Andean inter-tropical glaciers are shrinking and expected to disappear altogether within the next 20-40 years, with significant consequences for water availability. These environmental changes will impact local livelihoods in unprecedented ways. Poverty, inequality, water access, health, and migration are and will be measurably affected by climate change. Using an innovative research methodology, this study finds quantitative evidence of large variations in impacts across regions. Many already poor regions are becoming poorer; traditional livelihoods are being challenged in unprecedented ways; water scarcity is increasing, particularly in poor arid areas; human health is deteriorating; and climate-induced migration is already taking place and may increase. Successfully
reducing social vulnerability to climate change and variability requires action and commitment at multiple levels. This volume offers key operational recommendations at the government, community, and household levels with particular emphasis placed on enhancing good governance and technical capacity in the public sector, building social capital in local communities, and protecting the asset base of poor households
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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: Verner, Dorte Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate : Social Implications of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2010 9780821382387
主題 Poverty -- Latin America.;Poverty -- Caribbean Area.;Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Latin America.;Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Caribbean Area.;Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Latin America.;Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Caribbean Area.;Human beings -- Climatic factors
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