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Is there any chance for the poor to cope with extreme environmental events? Two case studies in the Solomon Islands

Ha'apio, Michael Otoara and Gonzalez, Ricardo and Wairiu, Morgan (2019) Is there any chance for the poor to cope with extreme environmental events? Two case studies in the Solomon Islands. World Development, 122 . 514 - 524. ISSN 0305-750X

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    Abstract

    Our paper analyses the patterns and factors that explain household's responses to extreme environmental events (EEEs) in two case studies of indigenous communities in the Solomon Islands. We used the ethnographic approach to describe the case studies and carried out thematic analysis to disentangle the factors that explain such responses. The first case was that of a rural community from Ranogha Island in the Western Province that was hit by the Tsunami of April 2007; the second was of a community settled in an informal development on a flood-prone area in peri-urban Honiara that was hit by a flash flood in April 2014. Drawing from the villagers

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change Adaptation, system, Social cooperation system, Community resilience, Household net worth
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 10:04
    Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 10:04
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11783
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