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A framework to increase climate change resilience (SEARCH)

Climate Change Resilience

Titre : A framework to increase climate change resilience (SEARCH)

Social, Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Climate Change (SEARCH) is a three year regional project working in five countries to develop and pilot a resilience framework for local action planning capacities and methodologies to increase climate change resilience through joint learning, planning and testing by stakeholders in demonstration sites.

Pays /Région : Global

Début du projet : Jan 1, 2011

Fin du projet : Jun 1, 2014

Climate change is affecting livelihoods of people all over the world, but it is the economically and socially least developed groups of the society that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Therefore strengthening the resilience of vulnerable groups should be at the heart of policies and plans to address the impacts of climate change. The essential quality of resilience is the capacity of societies and ecosystems to withstand shocks and rebuild when necessary. Poor people and less-developed countries require the capacity for transformation needed to move out of poverty towards prosperity that can be sustained under dynamic climate and global change processes. Resilience consistent with poverty reduction is thus the capacity to cope with shocks and stresses and to sustain transformations needed to reduce poverty under global change, including climate change.

The approach used in the project is based on the ‘Resilience Framework’. In the project, after extensive stakeholder consultation the following definition of resilience has been adopted : ’A watershed system’s capacity to absorb, manage, and adapt to social & health, agricultural, and ecological changes (or stressors) while still maintaining its essential structure, feedbacks, and functionality.’ The logic for choosing the watershed as the geographic unit for developing resilience adaptation plans is that it is important to limit clearly the zone of intervention. River (sub)basins are very suitable for that, because water is essential for ecology and economy.

Client (s) : European Commission

Partenaires : Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe - CEDARE (Egypt) ; Coptic Evangelic Organization for Social Services - CEOSS (Egypt) ; Arab Women Organization (Jordan) ; Badia Research and development Center (Jordan) ; Union of Agricultural Work Committees - UAWC (Palestine) ; Palestine Hydrological Group - PHG (Palestine) ; Society for the Protection on Nature in Lebanon - SPNL (Lebanon) ; MADA Association (Lebanon) ; Abdelmalek Essaadi/Tetouan University (Morocco) ; IUCN Med (Spain)

Présentation : Wageningen UR

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