Mainstreaming the Adaptations and Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor Due to Climate Change

29 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2011

Date Written: December, 19 2011

Abstract

Many rural poor people in developing countries depend on agriculture and are highly influenced by climatic change. Adaptation to climate change impacts is increasingly being observed in both physical and ecological systems as well as in human adjustments to resource availability and risk at different spatial and societal scales. This paper reviews some of the options for reducing the vulnerability of the poor through integrated climate change adaptation strategies. The paper explains the climate change effects on agricultural production, adoption experiences in the context of sustainable livelihoods, integration of structural and nonstructural measures, amelioration effects and their costs, and the role of informal institutions in implementation.

Keywords: climate change, agricultural production, poverty reduction

JEL Classification: N55, O13, Q54

Suggested Citation

Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam, Mainstreaming the Adaptations and Reducing the Vulnerability of the Poor Due to Climate Change (December, 19 2011). ADBI Working Paper 333. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1974769 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1974769

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (Contact Author)

Asian Development Bank Institute ( email )

Kasumigaseki Building 8F 3-2-5
Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, 100-6008
Japan

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