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Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Exploring the Linkages

Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Exploring the Linkages

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E. Lisa F. Schipper

Tyndall Centre Working Paper 107, July 2007

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Successful human societies are characterised by their adaptability, evidenced throughout human existence. However, climate change introduces a new challenge, not only because of the expected rise in temperature and sea-levels, but also due to the current context of failure to address the causes of poverty adequately. As a result, policy supporting adaptation has been cast as a necessary strategy for responding to both climate change and supporting development, making adaptation the focus of much recent scholarly and policy research. This paper addresses this new adaptation discourse, arguing that work on adaptation so far has focused on responding to the impacts of climate change, rather than sufficiently addressing the underlying factors that cause vulnerability. While there is a significant push all around for adaptation to be better placed in development planning, the paper finds this to be putting the cart before the horse. A successful adaptation process will require adequately addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability: this is the role that development has to play. This work results from research aimed at exploring the international discourse adaptation to climate change and the meaning of adaptation to climate change in the context of development.
E. Lisa F. Schipper

Tyndall Centre Working Paper 107, July 2007

Summary:

Successful human societies are characterised by their adaptability, evidenced throughout human existence. However, climate change introduces a new challenge, not only because of the expected rise in temperature and sea-levels, but also due to the current context of failure to address the causes of poverty adequately. As a result, policy supporting adaptation has been cast as a necessary strategy for responding to both climate change and supporting development, making adaptation the focus of much recent scholarly and policy research. This paper addresses this new adaptation discourse, arguing that work on adaptation so far has focused on responding to the impacts of climate change, rather than sufficiently addressing the underlying factors that cause vulnerability. While there is a significant push all around for adaptation to be better placed in development planning, the paper finds this to be putting the cart before the horse. A successful adaptation process will require adequately addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability: this is the role that development has to play. This work results from research aimed at exploring the international discourse adaptation to climate change and the meaning of adaptation to climate change in the context of development.

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Climate Change Adaptation and Development:Exploring the Linkages
 
E. Lisa F. Schipper
 July
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Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Working Paper
107
 
 
Climate Change Adaptation andDevelopment: Exploring the Linkages
E. Lisa F. Schipper
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwich NR4 7TJUK
andSouth East Asia START Regional CentreBangkok, Thailand
Email:lschipper@climate-adaptation.infoTyndall Centre Working Paper No.107 July 2007
Please note that Tyndall working papers are "work in progress". Whilst they are commented on byTyndall researchers, they have not been subject to a full peer review.The accuracy of this work and the conclusions reached are the responsibility of the author(s) alone and not the Tyndall Centre.
Manuscript has also been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal
 
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Summary
Successful human societies are characterised by their adaptability, evidenced throughout human existence.However, climate change introduces a new challenge, not only because of the expected rise in temperatureand sea-levels, but also due to the current context of failure to address the causes of poverty adequately.
 
Asa result, policy supporting adaptation has been cast as a necessary strategy for responding to both climatechange and supporting development, making adaptation the focus of much recent scholarly and policyresearch. This paper addresses this new adaptation discourse, arguing that work on adaptation so far hasfocused on responding to the impacts of climate change, rather than sufficiently addressing the underlyingfactors that cause vulnerability. While there is a significant push all around for adaptation to be better placedin development planning, the paper finds this to be putting the cart before the horse. A successful adaptationprocess will require adequately addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability: this is the role thatdevelopment has to play. This work results from research aimed at exploring the international discourse onadaptation to climate change and the meaning of adaptation to climate change in the context of development.
 Keywords:
Adaptation, Climate Change, Impacts, Vulnerability, Development, UNFCCC 
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