Social-Ecological Systems Approach for Adaptation to Climate Change

Md Sarwar Hossain, Sayantani M. Basak, Md Nurul Amin, Carl C. Anderson, Emilie Cremin, Fabrice G. Renaud
Posted on: 11/28/2023 - Updated on: 11/28/2023

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Abstract

Adaptation to climate change has become part of national development programs (e.g., National Adaptation Planning). Though communities are adapting to climate change across the world, this perspective argues that understanding social and ecological systems requires greater attention to enhance resilience for achieving and moving beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in response to climate change across the world. In addition, based on a systematic literature review, this perspective identifies key research gaps and addresses relevant key challenges and future research direction for social and ecological systems (SES) adaptation to climate change.

Ultimately, this may also help move from the existing limits to adaptation (intolerable risks through adaptive actions) concept to social-ecological limits to adaptation and offers an opportunity to integrate adaptation to climate change in development planning by considering both SES.

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Md Sarwar Hossain, Sayantani M. Basak, Md Nurul Amin, Carl C. Anderson, Emilie Cremin, Fabrice G. Renaud. (2023). Social-ecological systems approach for adaptation to climate change. Sustainable Development, 1–13.

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