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Climate Change: Science, People, Religion - Cord of Three Strands

Havea, Peni H. and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine (2021) Climate Change: Science, People, Religion - Cord of Three Strands. In: Beyond Belief. Climate Change Management. Climate Change Management . Springer Nature, Cham, pp. 227-246. ISBN 978-3-030-67601-8

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    Global climate change is known to have affected government, Churches and people’s livelihood, health, well-being and sustainability worldwide. In the literature, although the impacts of climate change on these indicators are clear, no model was developed to address the relationship between them and how to use it to help build better Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation [CCA] and Disaster Risk Reduction [DRR]) cities/communities/planet by 2030 and beyond. Using a Concurrent Convergence Parallel Triangulation Design (CCPTD) of 460 participants from five coastal communities in Tonga, this chapter presents a framework named Cord of Three Strands. The first cord represents the science which is the State or the government factor. The second cord represents the people which is the community or the land factor. Then the third cord represents the religion which is the Church or the God factor. Using the insights generated by this threefold cord principle may guide the implementation of Resilience (CCA & DRR) in communities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sendai Framework, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other relevant frameworks towards better outcomes in areas of livelihood, health, well-being, sustainable development and sustainability.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, Religion, Bible Science, God, Resilience, People
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B850-5739 By region or country
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
    G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 14:36
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2021 12:23

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