Climate Change Adaptation in Practice Community-based Adaptation and Advocacy in Coastal Pakistan

Oxfam International
Created: 7/14/2014 -

Abstract

In 2008, Oxfam GB in Pakistan undertook community-based research to better understand the implications of climate change for communities living in the Badin coastal region of Pakistan. This research was initiated following discussions between programme staff and partners about the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2007 reports, as well as the UNDP Human Development report of the same year. This case study is an analysis of a pilot climate change adaptation project designed by Oxfam GB in response to the research.

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Keywords

Scale
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Create or modify shoreline management measures
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Flooding
Flow patterns
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Region
International