Climate change adaptation and the LDC
Palmujoki, Eero ;  Virtanen, Pekka ;  Gemechu, Dereje Terefe ;  Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik

HaupttitelClimate change adaptation and the LDC
Titelzusatzglobal climate policies, local institutions and food security in Ethiopia
AutorPalmujoki, Eero
AutorVirtanen, Pekka
AutorGemechu, Dereje Terefe
Institution/KörperschaftFreie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik
Seitenzahl18 S.
DDC300 Sozialwissenschaften
ZusammenfassungThis paper explores climate change adaptation within national policy priorities in a least developed
country (LDC). The starting point of the article is that in the questions of food security, climate is
an exogenous trigger, while the deeper causes lie in social problems. Therefore, adaptation is
subordinate to poverty alleviation. The paper examines how these two goals are combined with
respect to different adaptation strategies and governance models. Recent studies have shown that
the most effective way to adapt to changing climate conditions in a poor country is to rely on local
institutions that have established and sustainable mechanisms to deal with extreme climate
The study analyses how the stakeholder model, which calls for the participation of both
governmental and non-governmental institutions, is applied in climate change adaptation activities
in Ethiopia. The study includes field research to study how local institutions are used to strengthen
the resilience of communities in changing climate conditions. The field study was carried out
among pastoral communities in the Borana Zone and in the lowland areas of the Guji Zone in the
Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with key
stakeholders as well as secondary material consisting of policy statements, project documents and
research literature. The study concludes that local institutions are poorly integrated in the process
while traditional adaptation strategies, including mobility are practically neglected.
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Fachbereich/EinrichtungProceedings of the Berlin Conferences on   Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
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Anmerkungen des AutorsB5: Multi-level Governance: Local responses (I)
Erstellt am11.11.2010 - 16:04:16
Letzte Änderung27.02.2015 - 08:25:42
Statische URLhttp://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000006935