Fishery livelihoods and adaptation to climate change: A case study of Chilika lagoon, India

Shimpei Iwasaki, Bam Haja Nirina Razafindrabe, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

Climate change combined with human activities poses significant risks to people's livelihood especially in developing countries. Adaptation at the community level is of crucial importance in enabling them to respond to the direct and indirect effects of changes in climate. In a case study of fishing communities in Chilika lagoon, India, the focus is made on understanding climate change adaptation at the community level and scaling it up into the policy perspective through application of Sustainable Livelihood Approach. This article challenges the research and policy community to encourage the identification of locally negative constraints and positive strengths toward climate resilient communities in rural areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-355
Number of pages17
JournalMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Chilika lagoon
  • Climate change
  • Livelihood
  • Sustainable livelihood approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Ecology

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