By Rajib Shaw, Juan Pulhin, Joy Pereira

ISBN-10: 0857244868

ISBN-13: 9780857244864

"Following on from quantity four during this sequence, which checked out matters and demanding situations with reference to weather switch variation (CCA) and catastrophe hazard aid (DRR), quantity five has a particular specialize in Asia. Arguably one of the areas of the area so much liable to weather switch, Asia has assorted mechanisms for CCA and DRR actions. Synergies among DRR and CCA during this area are priceless not just to avoid  Read more...

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Risk communication plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between the expert knowledge and local knowledge. Thus, the chapter argues that an appropriate risk communication system is required to link the CCA–DRR in Japan. Chapter 7 by Fujita and Shaw exemplifies the forest management as the key to CCA in Japan. The chapter addresses the following four questions: (1) What are the impacts of climate change on forest? (2) What are the measures for the impacts on climate change? (3) How does Japan manage to adapt to the climate change in forest sectors?

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Chapter 5 by Iwasaki and Shaw provides a case study on livelihood security by citing the example of Chilika lagoon fisheries issues. The chapter argues that the lagoon areas are considered one of the most vulnerable places against climate variability, since the area is fragile to ecological and physical balances. It is important to note that the impacts of climate change cover not just occupational activities but also multifaceted aspects of rural livelihoods that determine the extent of their capacity to adapt to changes in climate.

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