Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans to Support Climate-Resilient Development in the Eastern African Highlands

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dc.contributor.author Johansson, Tino Petri
dc.contributor.author Owidi, Emmah
dc.contributor.author Ndonye, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Achola, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Garedew, Weyessa
dc.contributor.author Capitani, Claudia
dc.contributor.editor Leal Filho, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-01T21:11:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T18:50:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-03
dc.identifier.citation Johansson , T P , Owidi , E , Ndonye , S , Achola , S , Garedew , W & Capitani , C 2018 , Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans to Support Climate-Resilient Development in the Eastern African Highlands . in W Leal Filho (ed.) , Handbook of Climate Change Resilience . Springer , pp. 1-26 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71025-9_38-1
dc.identifier.other PURE: 107599798
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2381-5144/work/70946958
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319755
dc.description.abstract Smallholder farmers in the Eastern African Highlands depend on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. Climate adaptation and sustainable development goals must be targeted in an integrated way to better match farmers’ realities and address local priorities and vulnerabilities in these areas. To support climate-resilient development in the Eastern African Highlands, 224 local stakeholders were engaged in the development of community-based climate change adaptation action plans for the Jimma Highlands in Ethiopia, Taita Hills in Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Participatory methods, high-resolution climate projections and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) guidelines were used in the design of these climate action plans with specific objectives to: 1) engage stakeholders to increase understanding of climate change impacts, adaptation options and their potential trade-offs, 2) build their capacities to design climate change adaptation projects, 3) empower stakeholders to identify existing vulnerabilities and enhance climate resilience and 4) strengthen networks to facilitate information access and sharing. Increased risk of water stress and reduction of agricultural productivity were the most frequently identified climate-change-induced problems in the three areas. The developed action plans target the underlying causes of these problems and describe sector-specific responses, activities, critical barriers and opportunities and support the National Adaptation Programmes of Action. en
dc.format.extent 26
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Handbook of Climate Change Resilience
dc.relation.isversionof 978-3-319-71025-9
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 1171 Geosciences
dc.subject climate change
dc.subject adaptation
dc.subject COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
dc.title Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Action Plans to Support Climate-Resilient Development in the Eastern African Highlands en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Earth Change Observation Laboratory (ECHOLAB)
dc.contributor.organization Department of Geosciences and Geography
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71025-9_38-1
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.relation.funder Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
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