Optimising community-based climate change adaptation in the Pacific Islands (2016–2019)

Abstract:
The impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, more droughts, and more frequent and intense storm activity, have been particularly concentrated in tropical areas such as the Pacific Islands. In response, interventions to adapt to a diversity of impacts have been accelerating at the community level across the region, but there has been no analysis of their long-term effectiveness in reducing livelihood and resource vulnerability to climate change. This project brings together a coalition of eight partner organisations to evaluate these interventions to provide guidelines for better practice, ultimately improving community outcomes and people‿s adaptive capacities, and ensuring donor expenditure is used most effectively.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor & CBCS Director
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council