Partie ou chapitre de livre
Adaptation to Climate Change: Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives
Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific
NUNN Patrick - University of the Sunshine Coast (Auteur)
MCLEAN Roger - University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Auteur)
DEAN Annika - University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Auteur)
FONG Teddy - University of the South Pacific (Auteur)
IESE Viliamu - University of the South Pacific (Auteur)
KATONIVUALIKU Manasa - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBangkok (Auteur)
KLOECK Carola - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
KOROVULAVULA Isoa - University of the South Pacific (Auteur)
KUMAR Roselyn - University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) (Auteur)
TABE Tammy - University of the South Pacific (Auteur)
KUMAR Lalit - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
499 - 524 p.
Mots clés
adaptation, maladaptation, community, sustainability, future climate change
Over the past few decades, attempts at adaptation to climate change (current and future) in the Pacific Islands have largely failed to be either effective or sustained. Among the many reasons for this failure may be that most adaptation strategies have been designed and driven by outsiders rather than by persons familiar with island contexts and diversity, especially the sociocultural nuances of particular situations. In a series of eight thematic case studies, written by scientists with an intimate understanding of the Pacific Islands, this chapter explores the reasons behind adaptation failure and explains what needs to improve in the future for adaptation to be both effective and sustained. Case studies focus on rural seawalls, relocation and peripherality as a proxy for autonomous community coping, climate finance, island food systems, adaptation project design, livelihood sustainability and inter-island resettlement. The goal of this chapter is to inform stakeholders how to optimise outcomes from future adaptation interventions, something that is becoming daily more urgent as the pace of twenty-first century climate change increases.