Resource for Theme 'Crosscutting Issues'
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Date of publication: 2013-06-27
Associated Organization: IIED
Themes: Crosscutting Issues
Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Senegal
Community-based adaptation (CBA) recognizes that environmental knowledge, vulnerability and resilience to climate impacts are embedded in societies and cultures. This means the focus is on empowering communities to take action based on their own decision-making processes.
Increased resilience to climate stresses can be achieved by enabling communities to enhance their capacity to cope with climate extremes and surprises, such as hurricanes, floods or droughts. Although CBA is an emerging area, efforts are being been made to develop participatory methodologies, raise awareness of climate change and foster adaptive capacity. This is particularly important across Asia, and Bangladesh in particular, which is especially vulnerable to climate change impacts.