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Climate and environmental change and food and livelihood security - some conceptual considerations

Weber, Eberhard (2010) Climate and environmental change and food and livelihood security - some conceptual considerations. UNSPECIFIED.

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For many years issues of climate and environmental change have been mainly seen from a perspective of mitigation : what can we do to prevent climate and environmental change from happening? But the major questions, ever since the scientific community acknowledged that climate change is real and that the loss of biodiversity is real, have now changed fundamentally. Today’s major concerns are: how can societies adjust, adapt to or at least cope with the impacts arising from climate and environmental change? Research on climate and environmental change and the impact on food and livelihood security needs to incorporate these changes. This not only has to do with changing perspectives about climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental research; it also has to acknowledge emerging new paradigms in the field of food and livelihood security research that have been developed over the past 30 years, and that have much relevance for Pacific Island countries.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, environmental change, food security, livelihood security, Pacific Islands
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Eberhard Weber
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 23:26
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2014 23:26

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